Joseph Edward “Joe” Schulte, 94, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born on October 6, 1926, in Cole County, the son of Henry Joseph and Anna Clara (Baumann) Schulte.
Joe served in the United States Army Air Force.
He was united in marriage at St. Martin Catholic Church on June 3, 1952, to Margaret Renilda Niekamp, who survives at the home.
Joe was an active member of St. Martin Catholic Church, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus #1567, and American Legion Roscoe Enloe Post #5. He enjoyed volunteering for the Samaritan Center.
He was the appliance service manager for Jefferson City Distributors for thirty-four years, retiring in 1991. He also was a dairy farmer and provided milk to the Kraft Dairy in Eldon.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Margaret; six children, Richard (Roberta) Schulte, Holts Summit; Geralyn (Jeff) Brewer, Jefferson City; Stephen (Nancy) Schulte, California; Karen (Kevin) Schnieders, Jefferson City; Brian (Fay) Schulte, Lohman; and Janel (Pete) Schnieders, Holts Summit; eleven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Alfred (Clara) Schulte.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandson, Cole Nilges; four brothers, Albert Schulte, Bernard (LaVerne) Schulte, Anton (Catherine) Schulte and Francis (Rosemary) Schulte; six sisters, Sr. Celia Schulte, OSF, Sr. Loretta Schulte, OSF, Sr. Teresa Schulte, OSF, Sr. Luciann Schulte, OSF, Sr. Mariclare Schulte, OSF; and Clara Schulte.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a rosary and prayer service at 3:30 p.m. An additional visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at St. Martin Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at St. Martin Catholic Church with the Rev. Jason T. Doke officiating.
Burial with military honors will be in St. Martin Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Martin Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus or to Helias Foundation.
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