It is with a heavy heart that we announce L. Stephen (Steve) Schultheis, 79, of Fort Wayne died in an accident on November 12, 2021.
Steve was born March 15, 1942 in Fort Wayne. He was the owner/founder of Schultheis Insurance Agency from 1975-2007.
He lived in Fort Wayne his entire life and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Indiana Business College. Steve got his start in the grocery business and then as a distributor of Pepperidge Farm and Little Debbie products. He sold Top Value grocery stamps and then went on to start his own insurance agency. His pride is that the Schultheis Agency, Inc is now serving clients as a third generation family-owned business.
Steve was involved in many adventures. His love of long-distance biking took him on many travels throughout the country. He completed the Ragbrai, a bicycle marathon across the state of Iowa, The Hilly Hundred in Bloomington Indiana, The Hills of Brown County, Fort Wayne to the Mackinaw Bridge, and a trip from Fort Wayne to Gettysburg, PA.
He enjoyed boating on Lake Michigan and made several friends in the ports of Michigan City, St. Joe/Benton Harbor, and Grand Haven. He taught boating safety classes at the Fort Wayne Power Squadrons.
In 2004 he was diagnosed the Parkinsons Disease but that did not hold him back from anything. He always kept a positive attitude and was always willing to try the latest medical advances including DBS. He made many friends along the way in his Rock Steady Boxing group.
The light of his life was his family. He modeled a great work-ethic, positive attitude, and always made everyone feel valued.
Steve is survived by his wife Lucia (Talarico) of 58 years, son Mark (Laura) Schultheis daughters, Susan (Mark) Beauchot, and Debra (Rob) Longenberger; grandchildren, Matt, Ben, Nick and Olivia Schultheis, Adam and Jessica Beauchot, Derek and Danielle Longenberger; sisters, Catherine Ann (Paul) Arnold and Joan (Michael) Klein; and brother, John (Judy) Schultheis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Friday, November 19th, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul, 1502 E. Wallen Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, with calling one hour prior.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN.
Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made to Masses or Rock Steady Boxing (for Parkinsons disease). To sign the online guest book, go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com