William Michael Shultz

William Michael Shultz

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William Michael Shultz, 48, passed away on June 28, 2018 in St. Louis Missouri.  He was born August 16, 1969 in Davenport Iowa to  William Dean Shultz (Jenn) Alabama,  and Gloria J Sherwood (Don) Michigan.

Michael was known as a caring compassionate person who served our country in the Army as a Military Police in the late 1980’s.  After discharge from the Army, Michael further pursued his passion for music.

Michael was an avid ballroom dancer and enjoyed teaching as well as mentoring his many students.  Besides dancing Michael enjoyed singing as well as playing the guitar and keyboard.  Michael was world class and passionate with dancing as well as teaching.  Michael has received numerous awards including “Dance Instructor of the Year” and had a part in the popular soap opera “All My Children.” Aside from dancing Michael was also founder of “The Michael Shultz Band”.

Michael is survived by both parents, sons Elijah & Isaac, twin brothers David and Dion and step siblings Denise, Mathew and by close friend Tanya Taksar. Also surviving are several aunts and uncles including Aunt Joan & Uncle Ray (Kansas), godmother Aunt Wanda (Iowa) nieces and nephew, numerous cousins, and thousands of students, mentors, coaches, musicians and friends.

A private memorial was held at Turtle Park on Saturday June 30, 2018 in St. Louis Missouri attended by family and close friends.  The Eulogy was performed by Don Sherwood & Dr. Jim Glauber, guitar music by Emmanuel and scripture reading by Denise.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gloria J Sherwood 13448 Benton Rd. Grand Ledge, MI  48837which will be passed on to minor children Elijah and Isaac.

Michael will be greatly missed by his family and friends and the many lives that were touched.  He will forever be remembered by his elegance, strength, humbleness, patience, charisma and generosity for the gift of life with organ donation.  Comfort comes knowing that he believed in our loving and forgiving God.

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  1. Wesley & Doris says:

    Gloria & Don, Again Wes & I want to tell you how saddened we are for your loss. Your son Michael will always be in your heart and you will always remember the Good times and his smile and the Love he brought into your life. May God help you in your time of grief, and console you and bring peace knowing Michael is in a Beautiful place with Jesus. You will be together again in Heaven one day. God Bless you and your entire family.

  2. Jim Seeman says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of a gifted dance instructor. My dancing has improved much due to what I learned from his classes. My condolences to all those who were close to him.


  3. Lila Peake says:

    The children are provided for. I will not be accepting donations on their behalf.

    If anyone is considering donating because of Elijah and Isaac, I would feel much more comfortable if that financial support went toward funding drug awareness and help programs in some way.

  4. Heather Watson says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful video. I was terribly saddened by the loss of such a talented, passionate man. With a heavy heart, my family offers condolences and prayers.

  5. Vicki Crouse says:

    My heart breaks for all the love and talent gone too soon! As your fathers cousin I wish we could have known you better. You were always such a handsome young man and always had a nice smile that warmed the heart and great manners. You will be deeply missed by all that knew you. To your family and close friends, our very deepest condolences. God Bless.

  6. Muñeca Nieves says:

    I am heartsick to find out about Michael’s passing. He was this amazing talent and humble human being.

    The biggest regrets are those things you should have done but didnt. We both sang and danced and because of scheduling never got around to singing together or go dancing, now I won’t ever know. But at least I saw him perform in KC and for that memory I am grateful.

    To his parents, he spoke of you with much love and respect and shared with me about his upbringing and his knowledge of a loving God because of you.

    Rejoice in Paradise Michael!

  7. Dan Weaver says:

    I just saw the notice. I liked Michael from the first time I met him in 2003 at the St. Louis star Ball. I took a number of lessons from Mike and Lila. Saw his son as a baby at the Star Ball. I am so sorry for Mike and his family. Rest in Peace my friend. Dan