Edward J. Schulte, age 80 of Ansley, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Husker Homes in Ansley.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Christian Church in Ansley, with the Rev. Mel Shepherd and the Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Burial was in the Ansley Cemetery with Military Rites. Memorials may be made to the family. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Ed Schulte was born April 15, 1931, in Kearney, to Lloyd Henry and Rose Phylura (Brisbin) Schulte. He attended school at the Zion Lutheran in Kearney, until he joined the National Guard at age 16. He later received an honorary diploma from Kearney High School.
Edward served in the United States Army from June 13, 1949 to Aug. 16, 1952, in Korea, in the Army Corps of Engineers.
July 30, 1954, Edward was married to Esther "Bernice" Holland in Ansley. They resided in Grand Island, Alda, and Hastings, where he worked at the ordinance plant and alfalfa mills. He was a welder and a diesel mechanic.
Later they moved to Ansley to be closer to Bernice's family, he then worked at Sargent Pipe Company in Broken Bow. He retired from Sargent Pipe in 1987, due to emphysema.
Two children were born to this union; Rose Anna Daniels of Kingman, Ariz. and Edward J. Schulte II of Ansley.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bernice in 1980; his parents, Lloyd and Rose Schulte; three brothers, Richard, George and David; one sister Charlotte; brothers-in-law, Gerald, Calvin, Arthur and Don Holland; uncle and brother-in-law, Hank Brisbin; brothers-in-law, Roger Young, Larry Westwood, Robert Bellman and Kenneth Eddy.
Edward is survived by his daughter, Rose Anna and husband Steve Daniels of Kingman, Ariz.; grandchildren, Abraham Wilder of Billings, Mont., Aaron Wilder and boys, Aaron Jr, Andrew, and AJ of Scottsbluff, Lorelie Hanneman of Las Vegas, Nev., Adam Hanneman and Eli Daniels of Kingman, Ariz.; son, Edward and wife Kim Schulte of Ansley, grandsons Josh Thompson and friend Kinley Queen of Lincoln, Louis Keezer of Broken Bow, Joel Schulte and friend Joan McCleary of Hastings, granddaughter Brittney Schulte and friend Megan Cassidy of Kenesaw; four sisters, Priscilla Young and Sharon Bellman of Seattle, Wash., Cheryl Westwood of California, and Karen Eddy of Norfolk.
He loved meeting and visiting the many people who came through Custer's Last Stop in Ansley, where he was a fixture. He especially loved giving the little ones a quarter for the musical gum ball machine, and watching them dance to the music.
Published in Custer County Chief, Oct. 13, 2011