Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. followed by St. Joseph’s Men’s Society at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
Jerome Andrew Schulte was born April 10, 1921 in New Munich, Minnesota to Theodore and Theresa (Mayers) Schulte. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1944 to 1946. After the service, Jerome farmed southeast of New Munich until retiring in 1990. He continued helping on the family farm until 2007 when he moved in with his brother-in-law, Cyril Gaebel. Jerome enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, feeding the birds, and spending quality time with his nieces and nephews.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich, the St. Joseph’s Men’s Society, and Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050. He was active in the New Munich Conservation Club and helped with developing and maintaining the Lake Maria Campground.
Survivors include 13 nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews; and brother-in –law, Cyril Gaebel of New Munich.
Jerome was preceded in death by his parents; sisters and brother, Alfrieda “Beadie” Gaebel, Louise Poepping, Alex Schulte, and Helen Hoffman.
Serving as casket bearers will be Ted Hoffman, Roger Hoffman, Ken Gaebel, Don Gaebel, Jim Poepping, and Mike Poepping. Cross bearer will be Debbie Moritz and scripture bearer will be Rich Gaebel. Honorary bearers will be Harvey Mayers, Morrie Mayers, Clarence Von Wahlde, Dennis Thull, Ron Hoppe, Tim Hoppe, LeRoy Hoppe, Ray Hoppe, Dale Pundsack, and Rick Wiechmann.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.