Elmer Benjamin Schulte
Date: Wednesday, 11-02-2016
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville
Date: Thursday, 11-03-2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel
St. Paul's Cemetery
Bay American Legion
American Cancer Society
Elmer Benjamin Schulte, departed this life on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Hermann Area District Hospital. He had reached the age of 90 years, nine months, and 13 days.
Elmer Benjamin Schulte, eldest son of Frank J. and Esther (Krueger) Schulte, was born west of Bay, MO on January 17, 1926. He was baptized February 28, 1926, confirmed and became a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church of Bay on November 19, 1939. Elmer grew up in the Bay Mt. Sterling area and attended the Bay School and the Pin Oak School. He was a senior at Owensville High School when he was drafted into the Army in 1944 at age 18. He was involved in the Battle of the Bulge, where he earned a Silver Star for his heroic actions. After being released from the Service, he finished high school and then became a farmer in the Mt. Sterling area.
On February 4, 1961, he was united in marriage to Dolores Anne Raaf Dawson. She preceded him in death on January 8, 1994. Also, preceding him in death were his parents, father and mother-in-law, Adolph and Ellona Raaf; brothers, Marvin, Oliver, Alan, and Maurice Schulte; and brother-in-law Calvin Broeker.
Elmer was a Charter Member of the Bay American Legion Post 541, to which he belonged for 71 years. He is survived by his sister; Eleanor Broeker of Owensville; brother, Harold Schulte and wife Mary Lou of Linn; his close friend, Shirley Koenig of Rhineland; sisters-in-law, Nancy Schulte and Erma Enke; brother-in-law, Adolph Raaf, and numerous other relatives, friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville on Thursday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Darrel Deeker and Rev. Gary Schulte officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home with a special service held at 7 pm by Bay American Legion. He will be buried with full military honors at St. Paul's Cemetery in Gerald, MO.