Sandra Joy Schulte, 57
August 14, 1956 - March 7, 2014
Sharon Lynn Schulte, 76
June 15, 1937 - March 8, 2014
Thomas Albert Schulte, 77
November 11, 1936 - March 11, 2014
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Sandra, Sharon, and Thomas Schulte who all passed away within days of each other. A private family entombment will be at the Hilltop Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 13th and one hour prior to services on Friday at the Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Sandra was the oldest of five children born to Thomas and Sharon (Eberhardt) Schulte. Sandra loved her middle name, Joy, and it described her well. She was very loving and hugged everyone and loved looking at pictures and celebrating birthdays, especially her own. She participated and won medals in the Special Olympics. Sandra loved the color red and had a favorite pair of red slippers. She attended school in District 742 and worked at WACOSA. Sandy was a kid that never had to grow up and had a profound affect on everyone's lives.
Sharon was born to the late Harley and Sylvia (Genz) Eberhardt and lived her entire life in the St. Cloud area. She was a caring, creative, and generous person. Sharon authored several books and also wrote jokes for Phyllis Dyller. Material possessions were not a priority. She had a passion for volunteering and helping with various organizations in the community. She lovingly cared for her father and mother in law. Sharon loved a bargain and frequented garage sales. Her faith was a very important part of her life and passed that on to her children. Her grandchildren enjoyed all the fun she brought to them doing art and special projects.
Thomas was born to the late Albert and Olive (Young) Schulte. He was a self- employed truck driver and owned a service station in St. Cloud. Thomas was a person who could fix anything. He had a love of cars which transpired into a love for dirt track racing. He was a race car driver, car owner, and a spectator in his later years. He was a diehard Green Bay Packers Football fan. Thomas was a hard worker and "failed" retirement three times. He appreciated the value of a dollar and taught his kids to do the same. When he did relax, he enjoyed spending time at the family property on the Crow Wing River near Motley where many family memories were made.
Survivors include Kim (Steven) Butkowski of St. Cloud, Thomas S. (Tonia) Schulte of Clear Lake, Troy (Janet) Schulte of Clear Lake, and Tedd (Ronda) Schulte of Clear Lake; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; Sharon's siblings, Verna Philipsek of Sauk Rapids and Dale Eberhardt of Brainerd; Thomas's siblings, Jack Schulte of Clear Lake, Melvin Schulte of Coon Rapids, and Gerald Schulte of Clear Lake.
Preceding Sharon in death were her daughter, Sandy; and siblings, Dolores Krause, Jaunita Schwinghammer, and Ken Eberhardt.
Preceding Thomas in death were his daughter, Sandy; wife, Sharon; and siblings, Lambert Schulte, William Schulte, and Patricia Gunderson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Place of Hope or Quiet Oaks Hospice Home.
In honor of Sandy, friends are encouraged to wear something red to the services.
Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
1900 Veterans Drive St. Cloud, MN 56303
Published in the St. Cloud Times from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2014