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James William Schulte, 75, of Hermann, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Frene Valley of Hermann Stonebridge.
James was born in Washington, Missouri on September 15, 1943, to the late Harry & Louise (Bruening) Schulte. He was later adopted and raised by Elmer & Amanda (Henskan) Kropp, who also proceed him in death.
He was the husband of Gladys (Poeschel) Schulte. They were united in marriage on March 17, 1962, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann. Gladys survives at their home.
James is also survived by his daughter, Lisa Epple & husband Brian, of Washington, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Schulte, of Hermann, Missouri; two brothers, Donald Schulte, of Hermann, Missouri; and Carroll Gene Schulte & wife Betty, of Greensboro, North Carolina; a sister, Georgia Ann Rohlfing & husband Lloyd, of New Haven, Missouri; two grandsons, Travis Schulte & wife Jennifer; and Brett Schulte & wife Katelyn, both of Hermann, and three great grandchildren, Nolan, Maggie, & Walter Schulte. He is preceded in death by his parents, a son David Schulte, and a sister Shirley Speckhals.
James was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, in Hermann. He became a member of the Hermann Volunteer Fire Department in 1967, where he served as fire chief for five years. He was also a member of the Hermann Eagles.
James worked for Petrolane, which later became AmeriGas for 40 years driving a propane truck. He took pride in his job, he always worked hard and did his best.
James was a kind and fun loving husband, father, & grandfather. He enjoyed being outside, spending time with family and friends, and he took pride in taking care of his lawn and house always making it look perfect and well maintained. He also liked taking care of his "little blue" truck.
Visitation will be held Sunday, October 28th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, where funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Rodger Kiepe officiating.
Burial will be at Hermann Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer, Hermann Fire Department, or St. Paul U.C.C. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.