Funeral Mass for Velda I. Schulte will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2019, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley, with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Velda Irene Schulte, age 84, formerly of Spring Valley, died Monday August 5, 2019, at Rochester West Nursing Home in Rochester. She was born November 19, 1934, in Owen, Wis., to Roy and Alice (Stacey) Murphy. Velda attended and graduated from Owen High School in Owen, Wis., and continued her education to be a nursing assistant. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Schulte in November of 1958 in Minneapolis, Minn. While in Minneapolis she worked for Fanny Farmer Candy Co. After moving, she was employed by Libby’s and also worked as a nursing assistant at St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point, Wis., and for the Spring Valley Care Center after moving to Spring Valley, Minn. She later stayed at home to raise her children. Velda was active at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, she enjoyed baking and gardening and also enjoyed providing day care for her grandchildren in Spring Valley.
She is survived by her children: Deborah Doherty of Byron, Minn., Lorretta Hilton of Lake City, Minn., Paul Schulte of Racine, Minn., and Ruth (Joel) Seppa of Menomonie, Wis.; seven grandchildren: Jason, Madeline, Cory, Jenny, Gavin, Jacob and Benjamin; five siblings: June Clouse of Loveland, Colo., Helen Eron of Hatley, Wis., Eleanor (Arvin) Lanjahr of Unity, Wis., Patricia (Duane) Pecher of Stetsonville, Wis., and Grace (Clemens) Pecher of Marshfield, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Ted, daughter Diane, daughter-in-law Helen, son-in-law Jim Doherty, and siblings Norma, Thelma and Clifford.