Longtime Stratton resident Raymond Rudolf Schulte passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at the McKee Medical Center in Loveland. He was 89 years old.
Raymond was born on Oct. 6, 1923 in Windthorst, Kan. to Rudolf and Frances Schulte.
Raymond attended school at St. John Catholic School in Spearville. He graduated from Windthorst High School and then attended Dodge City Junior College.
Raymond served in the Army
from September 1942 to April 1946. During World War II
he was stationed in England, France, Australia and Germany. After being discharged, he attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
Raymond married Henrietta Herrmann at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Dodge City, Kan. on Jan. 24, 1950.
After they were married, they moved to a farm near Arriba and lived there until 1962, when they moved to a farm and ranch three miles southwest of Stratton.
He was very involved in the local community serving as president of the Stratton School Board and on the Production Credit Association Board.
He was an active member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. After raising his family and many years in the Stratton community he relocated to Fort Collins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Rita Ann Erber, grandson Brian Schulte and his brothers Henry, Bernard and wife Elfrieda, Joseph and wife Clara, John and wife Leona, Clarence and wife Wilma Jean and sister Margaret Stegman and husband William. He is also preceded in death by his brothers-in-law George Herrmann and wife Pauline, and Joe Herrmann.
He is survived by his wife Henrietta, his children Ed (Becky) Schulte of Goodland, Kan. and children Kyle, Kevin (Alyssa), and Korey (Amy); Lois Tilley of Littleton and her children Brenda, Jacob, Darin, and Laura; Charlie (Lois) Schulte of Bethune and their children Shawn (Tawnya), Keith (April), Ryan, Angela, Alexis and Kimberlie; Allen (Mary) Schulte of Stratton, and their children Matthew, Marque and Morgan; Ramona Wagner of Sterling and her children Jason and Samantha; Marcia (Rick) Stauter of Greeley and their children Alex, Rita and Amy; Dennis (Cathy) Schulte of Eaton and their children Grant, Megan and Chad; Robert (Colleen) Schulte of Fort Collins and their children Quinn, Nicholas and Jack; six great-grandchildren Madalyn, Makenzie, Makiya, Kendall, Max and Patrick.
He is also survived by a sister, Sister Sylvana Schulte, sisters-in-law Mary Norma Schulte, Rosemary Herrmann, Clara (Charles) Schmitt, Sister Barbra Ann Herrmann and Liz (John) Loibl, and brother-in-law Lawrence (Betty) Herrmann.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Stratton with Father Bob Newbury officiating. Burial followed in the Calvary Cemetery in Stratton with Military Honors provided by the Burlington VFW
Visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Burlington with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Memorials can be made in Raymond's name to Pathways Hospice in Loveland, or the
. Donations may be left at or sent to the Colorado East Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 286, Stratton, CO 80836.
Friends may go to www.lovefuneralhomes.com
to sign the family's online register book and to leave a message of condolence for the family.
Funeral services were entrusted to the Love Funeral Home in Burlington.