David Spotted Wolf, 67

David Spotted Wolf, formerly known as David Allen Schultz, 67, of the village of Jackson, transitioned on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in the comfort of his home with his loving wife by his side.

He was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 2, 1944, to the late Erna and Wilfred Schultz.

David entered into the army in 1962. He served in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1965. He retired from Maysteel, the Allenton location, in June 2010 after 30 years of service.

He was united in marriage to Pattie Peterson on Sept. 23, 2000.

He enjoyed body building, fishing and found his spirituality in the Native American Culture and its practices. He was committed to his physical fitness workout and entered body competitions. He was a member of Universal Fitness and Snap Fitness. When he was a member of Pleasant Valley Fitness Center, he entered two body competitions and won the category of “Masters over 50.” David volunteered his time and knowledge of body building with the members of the various gyms. He replaced years of drinking and smoking with the healthy lifestyle of a workout regimen.

His favorite fishing spots were located at Big Cedar Lake, West Bend and Hasmer Lake in Jackson. He especially enjoyed entering local fishing contests with his dear departed friend, Lee Strozk.

He loved participating in drumming circles, and volunteered at the Shalome Wildlife Sanctuary teaching about the Native American flute during the “Indian Nights” wagon rides. In 2007, he legally changed his birth name to his adopted Native American name, Spotted Wolf.

David also enjoyed going to Milwaukee Brewer games, watching the Green Bay Packers and March Madness.

In most recent years, he enjoyed training and playing with his African Grey Parrot, Chinua, and his Rainbow Lowry, Crykee. They were able to carry on conversations with him and play catch.

Survivors include his dear wife, Pattie; his two children, Lori Delaney and Jeffrey Schultz; and three grandchildren, Taylor Carroll, Katlyn Jo Delaney and Gavin Davide Genz from the La Cross area; his four step-children, Angela (Dan) Wren and Jason Peterson of West Bend, Jeffrey Peterson of

Germantown and Jenny (Joe) Havlik of Milwaukee. He is also survived by two step grandchildren, Morgan and Jordon Wren.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 17, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, 1901 Shalom Drive, West Bend. A potluck celebration will follow, please bring a dish to pass. For more information, contact Pattie at 677-0718.

The Phillip Funeral Home/Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend is serving the family. Their website is www.phillipfneralhome.com.