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Ralph H. Schulte, age 97 of Harrisville, went peacefully to heaven on Monday, August 3, 2015. Ralph was born on July 4, 1918 in Wynot, Nebraska, to Frank and Frances (Schoof) Schulte.
After moving to Milwaukee in 1940, he met and fell in love with Margaret Walsh. In 1941, he was drafted by the US Army where he spent four years, serving in the 93rd AAA Gun Battalion. Ralph returned from the war and was honorably discharged in October of 1945. On February 16, 1946, he wed Margaret at St. Sebastian’s Church in Milwaukee, WI. They welcomed their daughter Patricia (Schulte) Schaefer on July 2, 1953. Ralph began working for Schlitz Brewing Company, which he retired from in September of 1977.
Upon retirement, Ralph and Margaret relocated to Harrisville, WI where he was an active and dedicated member of the Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and often volunteered with the Harrisville Fire Department. Ralph was an avid fisherman, gardener, and had passion for the outdoors. Ralph and Margaret enjoyed many social activities together.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Patricia (Russell) Schaefer; two granddaughters, Jennifer (Thomas) Bellovary and Kathryn (Erik) Walters; brother, Gerald (Maryann) Schulte; two sisters, Laverne (Don) Thompson and Louise (Keith) Neuhalfen; many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Roman, Clifford, Donald, and Harry Schulte and sister, Marcella “Sally” Schulte.
Ralph will always be remembered as a loving husband, an amazing father, and delightful grandfather. His smile and laughter will be missed greatly.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Ralph will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Westfield with Father Tim Renz officiating. Burial will be in Harrisville Cemetery, Town of Harris with full military honors presented by Westfield Area Veterans. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.
The family would like to thank all of Ralph’s caregivers for their kindness and support.
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