Gregg Schultz: 1962 ~ 2016


Gregg Allen Schultz died Sunday, April 3, 2016, at his Lemon Cove home. He was 54.

Gregg was born February 10, 1962, in Hennepin County, Minn., to Gordon Schultz and Ellinor (Kieselbach) Schultz. He attended high school in River Falls, Wisc.

On June 27, 1987, Gregg married his wife, Lisa. Gregg owned Smart Technical Systems, a commercial construction company, in Dallas, Texas.

Gregg and Lisa began a nationwide search for just the right bed-and-breakfast situation. They settled on Cali-fornia because of the national parks. 

Before buying the Plantation Bed and Breakfast in Lemon Cove, they booked a room and stayed there undercover. They didn’t tell the current owners at first they were considering buying the place.

But, in 2014, Gregg and Lisa purchased the Plantation. They moved west to California that April and combined their talents — Gregg as a contractor and Lisa as a chef — to operate the popular bed and breakfast along the highway that is 12 miles from the entrance to Sequoia National Park.

“We sold everything we owned in Texas and are happy that we landed here,” Gregg said in July 2014. “When you operate a bed and breakfast, it’s all about location and we have the best property in California.”

Gregg loved being a husband, father, and grandpa. He enjoyed camping and hiking in Sequoia National Park, as well as going to the beach with friends.

Gregg had a shadow that followed him everywhere he went; her name is Sadie, his beloved dog.

Gregg was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Ellinor, and younger sister, Christina Lewis.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lisa, of Lemon Cove; daughter Andrea Schultz of Dallas, Texas; son Deric Jennings and wife Allison of Dallas; two grandchildren, Taylor Jennings and Bruce Jennings, also of Dallas; three brothers, Chuck Schultz of Texas, Jim Schultz of Arizona, and Jeff Schultz of Minnesota; one sister, Michelle Turnock of Minnesota; many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; and his best friend of 32 years, Mickey Stinchfield. 

A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 5, at First Presbyterian Church in Lemon Cove.

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