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Richard D. Schultz ’55

March 25, 2017, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Born in Portland, Richard graduated from Reed in 1955 and earned his MD from  the University of Oregon Medical School. He interned at Gorgas Hospital in the Panama Canal Zone and took his residency in pathology at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, receiving a specialty degree in anatomic and clinical pathology. Richard served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a doctor and captain at the William Beaumont General Hospital in El Paso, Texas. He moved to Sioux Falls in 1966, joined the Laboratory of Clinical Medicine, and served as a pathologist at Sioux Valley Hospital (now Sanford Health). Richard was the first medical doctor to serve as the Minnehaha County Coroner. After 33 years of practice, he retired in 1999.

With his first wife, Karen Schultz, he had three children who survive him: a son, Mark Schultz, and two daughters, Lee Jackson and Troy Tripp. His second wife, Melba Taggart, preceded him in death.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2017

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