Janet Darlene Schultz was a caring, supportive and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. We feel honored and privileged to have been blessed with such a remarkably selfless mother. Janet always loved her children unconditionally. She was the type of mother any child could ever wish for.
Not long after the birth of daughter Carol and son Donald, Janet became an advocate for Carol at the age of 4 years old, as Carol fearlessly battled leukemia. During that time Janet reached out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, teaming up with Danny Thomas along with Marlo Thomas and the local K-ONE Radio station. Participating in a “radiothon” raising money to help cover the cost of ongoing chemotherapy treatments for Carol. After several years of doctors’ visits, and chemotherapy treatments, and by God’s grace. Carol ultimately overcame her battle with leukemia as she went into remission to this day.
As time went on, Carol and Donald became active in extracurricular activities such as Scouting and youth sports. Janet was there actively supporting their endeavors every step of the way often volunteering in an administrative capacity. From Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Den Mother to volunteering as Treasurer then onto President of Sparks Pop Warner Youth Football Program.
All the while enjoying a successful lifelong career in the Federal Credit Union Banking industry, working her way up the banking ladder. Starting out as a Credit Union Customer Service Representative, ultimately achieving her goal of managing various Credit Unions here in the Reno Sparks area in addition to managing the Gallup Santa Fe Railroad Credit Union located in Gallup and Belen New Mexico.
Not long after Janet retired from the banking industry. She decided that she had much more to offer this world. So, Janet went back to work in the Restaurant and Hospitality industry in a management capacity for Donald Baldwin, owner of Baldini’s Casino, Sparks NV. After a few years of coming out of retirement, Janet decided to return to the number-crunching business. She worked full to part time for Richard Pautler, owner and operator of Absolute Hose and Fittings LLC. Sparks, NV. in a financial management capacity, from bookkeeping to payroll, and business tax preparation. This time, however, took on a different feel for Janet. So much so, she looked forward to going to work as if it were her first day on the job every day. Janet spoke often with admiration about working with Mr. Pautler. Comparing his work ethic to her own.
As Janet neared the end of her lifelong passion of selfless service, dedication and unwavering work ethic. She would reflect on all that she accomplished and would share some of those experiences from time to time as lessons learned with a job well done.
Now that Janet has gone home to be with our Lord and Savior she will be missed greatly. Gone but not forgotten.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Viola Ranvier; her husband, Orville C. Schultz and her brother, Dennis Ranvier.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Scott) Zucco and son, Donald (Norma) Schultz; brothers, Mike (Gayla) Chaffin and Les Ranvier; sister, Loretta (Steve) Nesbitt; sister-in-law, Tana Ranvier; grandchildren, Daniel Schultz, Madison Zucco, Sydney Zucco and Cassidy Zucco and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 3pm-7pm at Walton’s-Ross, Burke & Knobel Mortuary, 2155 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV 89502. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the mortuary and officiated by Pastor Mike Benke with entombment to follow in Sierra Memorial Gardens in Reno, NV.
***Please note that per governmental regulations, gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 10 people at a time. These guidelines will be strictly enforced for these events***
July 22, 1942 - March 18, 202007/22/194203/18/2020
Janet Darlene Schultz
1 Tree has been planted in memory of Janet Darlene Schultz.