Dennis Estes Obituary, Kittery Maine, Dennis Estes Has Died
- john Gibson
Dennis Estes Obituary, Death- Dennis Ernest Schultz was born May 5, 1962, to William C. Schultz and Elisabeth Bartz Schultz at Hahn Airforce base in Germany. His parents then moved to Redwood City and then Belmont, California where Dennis grew up. Dennis and his family traveled to Germany many times to visit his Oma & Opa.
He learned to speak German fluently and made friends with some of the local children, remaining in contact with them over the years. Dennis graduated in 1981 from Carlmont High School. He then enrolled in the Marines. He finished boot camp in San Diego and attended aviation tech school in Memphis, Tennessee. After completing his reserve duties in the Marines, he enrolled in San Mateo Junior College. He then attended California State University, Sacramento where he received a BS in Business Marketing. Dennis entered the shoe industry becoming a quite talented “shoe dog”. He spoke with fond memories of his time at Nordstrom. He started in the men’s shoe section at Nordstrom Valley Fair.
There he was awarded the shoe buyer position at the #1 volume department in the entire company at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. He was then recruited by Payless Shoe Source and moved to Lawrence, Kansas as a national shoe buyer which entailed travel to Europe and Asia. While in Kansas he joined the mountain biking club and enjoyed the extensive Jazz scene. In 1997 he moved to Estes Park, Colorado where his father had grown up. He purchased his grandparent’s (Ed & Sara Schultz) cabin business located on Virginia Drive. While running the full-time rental business he also worked for Dillards as a regional sales manager and trainer covering Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. During this time he met his future wife, Kasey Webermeier.
He left Dillards to work full-time in Estes Park for Nature Lover’s furniture store. He was then hired to work in Kasey’s family business – National Park Village South, owned by Kasey’s mother Patricia Webermeier, Kasey, and her brother Scott. Dennis held management positions at the Country Super Market and the Other Side Restaurant until 2005. Kasey and Dennis spent time dancing, hiking, and barbecuing with family and friends. He then gave her a season ski pass for the Summit area as an “investment in their future”. They vacationed on Maui several times and fell in love with the Hawaiian Islands.