Jim was born in Trumbull, Nebraska to Harold and Grace Schultz. He was raised on a farm, graduating from Trumbull High School. He served in the Army and farmed before moving to Denver with his young family. He worked at Gates Rubber Company for over 30 years until his retirement. He also drove a school bus in Westminster and worked security for Elitches.
Jim was an avid hunter/outdoorsman and a very good craftsman, truly enjoying his adopted Colorado home.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Lynn Zimmerman (Paul) and a son Tim Schultz (Cheryl), brothers Gary and Bob Schultz, and a sister Pat Luton. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.