Lloyd Schulte

Lloyd H. Schulte, 86, of Waukon died Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 20 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military honors was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Condolences may be sent to Ruth Anne Schulte at 702 Second Street NE, Waukon, IA 52172.

Lloyd Henry Schulte was born August 30, 1933 in Spring Grove, MN, the son of John and Ella (Connor) Schulte. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester and attended Washington country school. From 1953-1957, Lloyd served in the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic, stationed in Puerto Rico.

During this time, Lloyd married Shirley Marie Duffy at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon June 25, 1955; the couple continued to live in Puerto Rico until he was honorably discharged. They then returned home to Dorchester to farm, raising beef cattle and hogs. Lloyd also worked road construction and drove school bus; there are tales of him picking up calves in Waukon to bring back to the farm on the bus.

In 1987, he and Shirley moved into Waukon. In 1996, Shirley passed away. October 30, 1998, Lloyd married Ruth Anne Howes Clauson at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.

Lloyd was a member of St. Patrick Church and for several years was the Allamakee County Committee Chairman of the FSA board. Lloyd loved visiting with everybody and having a good time, especially on St. Patrick’s Day, and also going to the boat. Once for Ruth Anne’s birthday, he dressed up as Elvis and put on a show. Country music was his favorite and he loved listening to Charlie Pride. He liked to dance, play cards with his grandkids, watch the hummingbirds and take drives around the countryside.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Ruth Anne of Waukon; his five children: David of Dorchester, Richard (Nimit) of Thailand, Randy (Julie) of Brooklyn Park, MN, Craig (Amy) of Eagan, MN and Laurie (Jeff) Carpenter of Appleton, WI; his stepchildren: John Clauson of Waukon, Mary (Ron) Regan of Des Moines, Lori (Jim) Crow of Aberdeen, NC, Bill (Cheryl) Clauson of Dexter and Jodi (Kirk) Patterson of Johnston; his grandchildren: Ben, Matt, Michael, Connor, Alex, Krista and Jenna Schulte, Megan Carpenter, Nikki (Cody) Meyer, Dane, Angela, Amber and Drew Regan, Emily, Jacob, Mason and Aiden Clauson, Abbey (TJ) Chriswell, Kaylee Crow, and Ellie, Ava, Daryl and Jared Patterson; four great-grandchildren: Noah Meyer and Jayden, Ezra and Sawyer Chriswell; a sister, Jeanette McCormick of Waukon; a sister-in-law, Jean Schulte of Cedar Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Shirley; a daughter-in-law, Julie Schulte; two sisters, Margaret Wiltgen and Angela Regan; four brothers, John, Cletus, Norbert and Greg Schulte; three sisters-in-law, Anna Mae Borseth, Jenny Kelly and Jo Ann Troendle; and a brother-in-law, Howard Duffy.

Honorary casketbearers were Lloyd’s grandchildren. Casketbearers were Ben, Matt, Michael, Connor and Alex Schulte, and Dane Regan.

Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.

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