Jean Schulte

Jean Ann Fahey Schulte, 88, of Cedar Rapids died Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids following a long illness. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 17 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids by the Rev. Nick March. Burial will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 17 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dorchester.

A Vigil Service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 16 at Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids. Those not attending the Vigil Service may visit with the family Tuesday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home and again Wednesday after 12:30 p.m. at the church, prior to services.

Jean is survived by eight children: Cathy (Jim) Lash of Thermopolis, WY, Kevin (Beth) Schulte of Cedar Rapids, Jack (Debbie) Schulte of Waukee, Duane (Sherry) Schulte of Cedar Rapids, Kary (Kathleen) Schulte of Norwalk, Darrel (Connie) Schulte and Christy (Nate) Pruett of Cedar Rapids, and Regina (Jason) Klein of Covington; 22 grandchildren: Katie (Steve) Williamson, Kyle (Layne) Lash, Matthew (Elaine) Schulte, Mark (Megan) Schulte, Jackson, Palmer, Sadie, Reggie, Bryce, Quinn and Hope Schulte, Mary Kate (William) Olsen, Annie (Fielding) Montgomery, Michael Schulte,  Zach (Jessie) Schulte, Lindsey (Luke) Goettl, Jenna (Colby) Brecht, Cole and Audrey Pruett, and Christian, Jack and Riley Klein; 10 great-grandchildren: Conner and Cooper Williamson, Mac and Landrey Lash, William Olsen IV, Nolan and Brayden Schulte, Max and Ike Goettl, and Cooper Brecht; two brothers, Patrick (Ann) Fahey of La Crescent, MN and Jim (Cheryl) Fahey of Decorah; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, Greg, in 2013; her son, Reggie; and her twin sister, Joanne Heffern.

Jean was born August 7, 1934 and grew up on a farm in Waukon, the daughter of Emmett and Beatrice Magner Fahey. Jean went to St. Patrick Grade School and St. Patrick High School in Waukon, graduating in 1952. After high school, Jean worked as a nurse’s aide. She married Gregory Schulte in a double wedding with her twin sister, Joanne, and her husband, Donald Heffern, February 27, 1954 in Waukon.

Jean and Greg farmed the first years of their marriage, and Jean proudly cooked for the farmhands. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Jean taught CCD at St. Patrick School and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and a prayer group at St. Jude Catholic Church.

Jean was a humble, empathetic and gentle woman who loved all of her family and friends. She was very prayerful and strong in her faith and love for God and instilled those beliefs in her family. Praying the rosary was very important to her, and she taught many of her family members how to recite it.

Instead of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Catholic Church, St. Patrick Catholic Church or Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids. Online condolences may be left for the family at