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Lavada Fern Schulte

Born: March 15, 1931 - Died: October 25, 2022

Service Schedule


Gottenstroeter Funeral Home - Gerald
Date: October 31, 2022 --- Time: 4-8 p.m.


Gottenstroeter Funeral Home - Gerald
Date: November 1, 2022 --- Time: 11:00 a.m.


Schmidt Cemetery - Strain

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Lavada Fern Schulte, 91, of Sullivan, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Washington.

She was born March 15, 1931, to Joseph and Clarsey (Hafley) Fisher in Rosebud.

She was united in marriage to Henry Herman Schulte Oct. 19, 1952, at Boeuff Presbyterian Church in Gerald.

Lavada was a member of Boeuff Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, dancing and working the farm with her husband, Henry. She was president of the Strain-Japan R-16 Community Club, had been a telephone operator at the central office in Gerald for a few years and also had worked at Bloemke's Tom Boy Store.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Clarsey; husband, Henry; brothers, Oral, Maynard "Red" and Elmer Fisher; sisters, Iva Grube, Ruby Haddox, Irene Wilson and Millicient Ehlers; foster parents, Allen and Catherine Graham; foster brothers, Delmar Graham and Orville Lalk; and foster sisters, Esther Vogt, Iva Thacker and Pearl Schafferkoetter.

She is survived by her sons, David and Eugene Schulte of Strain.

Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 31 from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Gerald.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel in Gerald with Rev. Ron Kopplemann officiating. Burial will be in Schmidt Cemetery in Strain.