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Orpha Malinda Schulte

Date: 12-10-2020
Time: 9-11 a.m.

Visitation Location:
St. James Evangelical Church - Stony Hill

Date: 12-10-2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Service Location:
St. James Evangelical Church - Stony Hill

Countryside Memorial Gardens

The family requests memorial in lieu of flowers sent to Hospice in her memory ( or family choice, c/o Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, 108 S. Second Street, Owensville, MO 65066

Orpha Malinda Schulte, age 93, passed away peacefully at the Schulte family farm on December 6, 2020, where she lived for 70 years. She was born September 14, 1927 in Cooper Hill, Missouri to the late Sophia (Sassmann) and Albert Schneider. She married Calvin Oscar Schulte at St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reform Church in Cooper Hill on September 30, 1950. Calvin preceded her in death in May of 2013. Orpha was a member of St. James Evangelical Church in Stony Hill, Missouri. She was a member of Owensville Chapter, Order of Eastern Star #414 and served as worthy Matron. She also was a member of the America Legion Auxiliary for 60 years in Bay, Missouri.

Orpha was the ultimate mother not only to her children, daughter-in-law, grand-children and great-grandchildren but to many of her children’s friends through the years. Orpha loved being a wife, a mother and the farm. She was a wonderful cook and seamstress. She taught many how to cook and sew as a 4-H Leader. She shared her love of gardening and respect for the land with her children and grandchildren. She was known as “Mimi” to her absolutely beautiful great-grandbabies. She loved to read books and especially enjoyed discussing cookbook recipes. She enjoyed reading her National Geographic, Missouri Conservationist, weekly Gasconade County newspaper, and of course her Bible.

For many years Orpha worked at Brown Shoe factory in Owensville as one of the floor ladies. After working on her feet all day, she would return to the farm where she would cook supper for the family, made sure school homework was completed, children washed and put to bed; along with ensuring everyone had clothes and lunches ready for the next day. She did all these things out of love for her family and never complained. She said if she complained “who would listen?”

Orpha was stoic and quiet in nature but for those that were close to her, she could be feisty with a dry sense of humor and had a sly laugh with a twinkle in her eyes. She loved music and some of her children’s favorite memories was watching Mom and Dad dance.

Orpha’s life was a living example of this Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 - “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Orpha was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Calvin Schulte on May 6, 2013; son, Mark Calvin Schulte on July 10, 2016; brother, Edsel Schneider; sisters, Alvera Grechen, Evelyn Niebruegge, Viola DeVoogt, Bernice Brehe.

Her survivors include her children, Kathryn Schulte of Fenton, Missouri and Paul Schulte of Owensville; Mark’s family - daughter-in-law Evelyn Schulte of Owensville; Angella Sell and husband, Dan of Howell, Michigan; Rachael Jarrett and husband, Brian of Owensville; and her beautiful great-grandchildren, Nora Ruth and Benjamin Calvin Jarrett; sister Lavern Brandhorst of Owensville; sister-in-law Vida Mehrhoff of Corder, Missouri; including many nieces and nephews.

Please join us in a celebration of her life. Visitation will be from 9-11:00 a.m. followed with funeral services held on Thursday, December 10 at 11:00. a.m. at St. James Evangelical Church in Stony Hill with Rev. Van Lahmeyer officiating. Burial will be in Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville.

The family requests memorial in lieu of flowers sent to Hospice in her memory ( or family choice, c/o Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, 108 S. Second Street, Owensville, MO 65066

Please observe covid restrictions. Masks are requested but not mandatory.

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