Charles G. Schulte, 91, Jasper
Charles G. Schulte, 91, of Jasper, died Monday, October 12, at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. He was born in Jasper August 11, 1929, to John and Lucille (Schuetter) Schulte. He married Clara Mae Schnell October 19, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She died February 11, 2020.
Charles was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Eckerle Dairy and retired from Aristokraft, where he worked for over 30 years. Following retirement he worked part time at the Ruxer Golf Course. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Jasper, where he was an adult server, Jasper Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 147, and a lifetime member of VFW Post 673, where he was past commander and served on its honor guard. He was a past Jasper city councilman, enjoyed golfing, working outdoors, playing cards, and spending time with his family and friends, and volunteered with his wife at the Timbers and Brookside nursing homes in Jasper.
He is survived by three sons, Doug Schulte and wife Karen and Mike Schulte and wife Joyce, all of Jasper, and Jeff Schulte and wife Ann, Westfield; seven grandchildren, Erin Fuhs and husband Greg, Beth Krouse and husband Kasey, Sara Boehman and husband Michael, Trey, Noah, and Wayne Schulte, and Eric Schulte and wife Erin; two step-grandchildren, Eric Durcholz and wife Marisa and Kelli Huther and husband Dan;, eight great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, one sister, Frances Ackerman and husband Vince, Jasper, and two half-sisters, Susie Sanders and Marlene Schmitt, both of Jasper.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Lauren and Olivia Schulte, one sister, Mary Lou Schmitt, two brothers, Bernie and John Schulte, and one half-sister, Diane Phillips.
Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Masks and social distancing will be required. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church, to the CdLS Foundation, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. VFW Post 673 will conduct military graveside rites.