Erin Schultz Obituary

Erin Jo Schultz
Erin Jo Schultz
Erin Jo Schultz

April 30, 1994 - August 4, 2019
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Mother, and Friend.

Erin Jo Schultz, 25, passed away on August 4, 2019. She grew up in the Des Moines area but was residing in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she completed her 18 months of sobriety. Erin found her sobriety due to the family and support she received through sponsorship, as they understood her and protected her. Florida was truly another place she could call home. It was there she found her laughter, life, and the ability to love again.

Erin was working as a receptionist at Mankind Barber Spa while studying at Boca Beauty Academy. Erin battled addiction and demons many of us know little about. To say that addiction is just a battle is an understatement. Her addiction impacted many for years leaving loved ones numb in attempt to protect themselves. Addiction strips us of creating new memories and creates distances so wide it shatters the heart and soul over and over again. Erin’s addiction often left us broken hearted missing the girl we once knew and loved so much. We hoped and believed her stubborn nature would power through this disgusting addiction. Erin’s addiction stole her from all of us; not letting her go until she was gone. But, now we hope and believe, she is finally at peace with herself and her battle is over. God loved her more than any of us could and called her home.

We want to remember Erin for her most endearing qualities. She was a beautiful, spunky, free spirited, understanding, and accepting soul. Fun loving, sweet, clever, witty, and authentic; the qualities didn’t end there. Her laugh was contagious and something her family and friends treasured most about her. We needed her to remind us to laugh. She had the ability to make anyone her best friend. She lived her life in a constant humor that was a light to us all.

In memory of Erin; live, laugh, and love like it’s the last day of your life. Erin will be dearly missed by many. Gone but never forgotten.

Erin is survived by her father, Tim Schultz of Cumming; mother and step-father, Deanna and Troy; Caden Bianchi of Des Moines; sisters, Tracie Schultz of West Des Moines and fiancé Michael Turner, Megan Schultz of Waukee and children Sophia, Audrey, and Frankie Goodall; Jessica (AJ) Gumino of Ankeny, Kelsey (Tyler) Carter of Ankeny, MacKenzi Bianchi of Nevada and fiance, James Harger, and, Tristyn Bianchi of Ankeny and fiancé, Sean Rennich.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Erin's name to Adult & Teen Challenge of the Midlands.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, August 11, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Vigil Service
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, August 11, 2019
6:00 PM
Service
St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Monday, August 12, 2019
10:00 AM
Burial
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Monday, August 12, 2019

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Adult and Teen Challenge of the Midlands
PO Box 185
Colfax, IA 50054