The Pilot News
Glenn Douglas “Gig” Shultz
June 27, 1961 - February 6, 2023
Glenn Douglas “Gig” Shultz, age 61, passed away at his home with his wife by his side following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Glenn was born June 27, 1961, in
South Bend, Indiana to the late Jack and Irene (Kundek)
Shultz. As a child, his parents nicknamed him “Gig” and he was known by this nickname throughout his personal life. He was a graduate of Adams High School, class of 1979 and later earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University in 1983. Gig began his career and simultaneously met his soon to be wife, Jilann Kindel. They were married on April 29, 1989, and celebrated 33 years of marriage. Jilann survives, along with their sons Dallas Douglas, Jordan Douglas (fiancé Lindsey Hinkle), Troy Douglas, and Casey Douglas Shultz. Surviving as well are his grandchildren JJ Shultz, Sophia Shultz, and Oliver Ciferri-hinkle. Gig is also survived by his siblings David Shultz and Judy (Joe) Borsche, and his nephews Andrew and Eric (Wife, Megan) Borsche. His parents, Jack Shultz and Irene Moss preceded him in death. Visitation will be held from 12-2 pm on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at Granger Community Church, ELKHART CAMPUS, 2701 E Bristol St, Elkhart, IN 46514. Pastor Chris Glantz will officiate the 2 p.m. funeral service immediately following visitation. Cruz Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Osceola has been entrusted with Gig's arrangements. Gig was employed for 32 years with American Family Insurance where he took great pride in taking care of his customers. His incredibly strong work ethic and love for his job contributed to his tremendous success. Gig earned American Family’s annual incentive trip for an impressive 29 consecutive years, and 31 in total. Even throughout his illness, Gig always ensured his family was able to travel, which was a top priority for him. His dedication to his job was tremendous, but never overshadowed his life at home. Gig was the ultimate family man and made sure everyone at home was always the top priority. He spent many of his days in the front yard playing with his children and achieved his and his wife's dream of creating a beautiful home for his family. Gig was a natural competitor and loved any sort of competition. As a young man, Gig strived to be a great golfer, and played for Adams High School’s varsity golf team. His love of competition continued throughout his adult life where he played a variety of sports, but golf was always a constant. Gig loved to participate in his children’s activities, where he touched a lot of lives and created a community that adored him. He was able to relate to people of all ages and was oftentimes seen in the middle of a game with the neighborhood children. He was a great coach, and a great friend to anyone that had the pleasure of meeting him. His warm personality, contagious laugh, and generous heart will be greatly missed. In his memory, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To light a virtual candle, share a story of Gig’s life, or leave a message of comfort for his family, please visit www.cruzfamilyfh.com.