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Lois May Schulte

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Lois May Schulte

Lois May (Kittelson) Schulte, 91, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

She was born September 14, 1924 near Humboldt, SD to Oliver and Hilda (Njos) Kittelson. Lois was eighth of ten children and grew up on various farms in eastern SD. She graduated from high school in 1942 in Hawarden, IA. At age 20, Lois enlisted in the Coast Guard and served as a SPAR during WWII working as a communications specialist second class in Port Angeles, WA. After serving in the Coast Guard, Lois attended South Dakota State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lois returned to Sioux Falls and worked for L.G. Everist, Inc. where she met Cyril Schulte. They married January 30, 1951 in Alexandria, SD, and together had four children: Stephen, Carol, Susan and Lynda. In 1980, Lois moved to Denver, CO to be close to her grandchildren. In 2000, she returned to Sioux Falls to once again be close to family members. She enjoyed painting landscapes and still life, cooking, entertaining hunters during pheasant season, and attending numerous music and sporting events in which her grandchildren participated.

Lois will be greatly missed by her children, Stephen (Sharon) Schulte, Ballwin, MO, Carol (Thomas) Esslinger, Sioux Falls, Susan (Brian Worthy) Schulte, Boulder, CO, and Lynda (Mike) Plamann, Leawood, KS, as well as her grandchildren, Sara Schulte Holland, Michael and Christopher Schulte, Chandler and Chase Esslinger, Max and Amanda Worthy, Karl and Will Plamann, and three great-grandchildren. She is survived by sisters, Hazel Eggleston and Norma Crawford and brother, Glen Kittelson.

The family extends their gratitude to caregivers, Joanne and Terry Lindstrom, Hudson Care and Rehabilitation Center, and the doctors, nurses and staff of the Sioux Falls Veterans Administration Hospital.

Visitation with the family present will be from 5 to 7 pm with a memorial service beginning at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Miller Funeral Home, 507 South Main Avenue.
Published in The Argus Leader on June 22, 2016
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