Christian Condit Schultz, 45, of South Chicago Heights, passed away on January 5, 2021, at his residence. He was born April 2, 1975, in Jacksonville, the son of A. George and Nancy Foster Schultz.
Christian is survived by his parents, George and Nancy Schultz of Jacksonville, one sister, Amy Schultz of Coppell, Texas, and his niece and nephew, Tyler and Blaine Osterloh. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Dr. A.G. Schultz, Jr and Mary H. Schultz, and Robert F. Foster and Anna Lois Foster.
Christian was a 1994 graduate of Jacksonville High School where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He graduated from the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University in 1999 with a degree in business and finance.
After graduation, Christian moved to Chicago where he worked at G.E. Capital, H and R Block Mortgage Division, and E. Financial. He owned and operated RBI Investments, a sports memorabilia company he founded as a young man. He collected and sold vintage baseball cards internationally.
In 2012 he left the corporate world and founded The Skyline Properties Group, LLC. He acquired, developed, and rented properties in the city of Chicago and the surrounding area. He preferred to drive a 20-year-old Toyota SUV and invested his money in high-end baseball cards and real estate.
Christian was a lifelong fan of St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Michigan State athletics, specifically basketball and football. He wore either his Cardinals or Spartan cap almost daily. Christian was fluent in Spanish and loved traveling, especially to South America with friends during the winter months.
Christian had a soft spot in his heart for animals. Throughout the years he and his sister Amy rescued cats. Once he risked his life to rescue an abandoned kitten along the I94 Expressway in Chicago during rush hour traffic.
Christian had a passion for trapshooting and target shooting. He loved shooting with his grandfather Robert Foster at the Jacksonville Sportsman’s Club. Visiting the Foster farm was one of his favorite things to do as a child and as an adult. He spent many hours playing with cousins, setting off fireworks, target shooting, and picking apples to make applesauce. He enjoyed cooking and trading recipes with his mom.
Christian was a giant of a man whose size was matched only by his love for family and friends. He will be remembered as a kind and generous person.
A private memorial mass will be conducted at the Church of Our Saviour with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Jacksonville. Memorials are suggested to the Jacksonville Sportsman’s Club or PAWS. The Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.Airsman-hires.com.