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Elmer T. Schulte

Elmer T. Schulte, 79, of Swansea, IL, born December 13, 1927, in Swansea, IL, died Monday, September 10, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Schulte was an owner/operator of Schulte Standard Service Station for 21 years.  Following retirement, he worked at CK&L of I Country Club and was a school crossing guard at High Mount School for ten years.  Elmer was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.  

Mr. Schulte was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley A., nee Wahlig, Schulte, whom he married November 24, 1949, and who died December 6, 1988;

two sons in infancy, Thomas and Joseph Shulte;

his parents, Bernard and Rosa, nee Dust, Schulte;

two brothers, Frank and Bernard Jr. Schulte;

and two sisters, Jean Raab and Dorothy Kramkowski.

He is survived by two sons, Steven (Barb) Schulte of Newton, IL,

and Terry Schulte of Swansea, IL;

two daughters, Linda (Chris) McEvilly of Millstadt, IL,

and Joan (Craig) Mentzer of Swansea, IL;

fifteen grandchildren, Mark (Ashley) Schulte, Kevin (Krista) Schulte, Kent Schulte,

and Patrick Elmer Schulte, all of Newton, IL,

Stephanie (Eric) Root of Cedar Rapids, IA,

Cari (Chad) East of Kansas City, MO,

Christina (Noah) Vineyard of Belleville, IL,

Matthew Theodore (Gayle) Schulte of Belleville, IL,

Elizabeth Schulte of Belleville, IL,

Nicholas, Andrew, and Garret McEvilly of Millstadt, IL,

and Allyson, Ryan, and Jillian Mentzer of Swansea, IL;

four great-grandchildren, Jaiden Root, Logan East, Reagan Schulte, and Ethan Vineyard;

two sisters and a brother, Viola Schuff of Belleville, IL, Vera (Edward) Sutter of Millstadt, IL, and Joseph (Helen) Schulte of Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made in the form of masses.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Friends may call from 3 pm to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral procession will leave at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 13, 2007, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. Bernard Voss officiating.

Burial will be held at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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Condolences Left For Elmer T. Schulte

    Our condolences for your loss.I will always remember his cheerful disposition and his obvious pride in his expansive family.

    David&Valorie Toberman, Bellevillle, Illinois, 62221

    To Terry and All,

    I'm sorry for your loss.

    I especially remember your Dad watching us play softball and having a beer.  I also remember him helping me when I had car troubles.  Thanks again Elmer.

    I'm sad I couldn't make it to the funeral home as I will be out of town.

    You're all in my thoughts,

    Jim Holdener

    Jim Holdener, Belleville, Illinois, 62221

    We are very sorry for your loss.  Our sympathy and thoughts are with you all.

    Tina (Brennfleck) Winter, Belleville, Illinois, 62223

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