November 19, 2013


Jeremy John Schulte, 36, of Lake View, Iowa, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, from a farm accident.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake. Burial will be at the Wall Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Farber & Otteman Funeral Home, 1120 W. Main St., Sac City, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials to "Star Garths"; American Macular Degeneration Foundation, or Cancer Research Institute. There will be forms available at the visitation to help direct memorials.

Jeremy was born Feb. 16, 1977, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, to Randy and Janelle (Smidt) Schulte. He was baptized at St. Mary Catholic Church in Auburn and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake where he remained a member. Jeremy grew up in Lake View and graduated from Wall Lake View-Auburn High School in 1995. He went on to Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg and received his farm management degree.

Jeremy owned and operated a liquid manure business for over 16 years. He enjoyed sports and was an avid Bears, Cubs and Hawkeye fan. He loved the outdoors, boating and biking, and coached the Raiders Little League team with his best friend Cory Weber for several years. He was a member of Black Hawk Men's Club and helped organize a schoolwide walkout in support of consolidation of the Wall Lake and Lake View-Auburn Schools. Jeremy participated in RAGBRAI and was captain of their RAGBRAI team "K'moniwannaleiya." A favorite memory for his family was when during a power outage caused by an ice storm in January 2010 he brought his two grandmothers to the farm and entertained them for three days. He lived life to the fullest.

Survivors include his parents, Randy and Janelle Schulte of Lake View; his brother Justin (Nicole) Schulte of Olathe, Kan.; sister Kristin Schulte (fiance Kevin Joplin) of Kansas City, Mo; special friend Katie Schrad of Arcadia; nephews and niece: Payton and Easton Schulte of Olathe, Kan., and Ashlee Joplin of Kansas City, Mo.; grandmother Opal Schulte of Lake View; aunt Julie (Richard) Ruggles of Carroll, uncle John (Gloria) Schulte of Clive, Iowa, and aunt Becky (Gerard) Veilleux of Collierville, Tenn.; cousins: Bret and Brandie Ruggles, Alissa and Kendal Wiemers, Anna and Wes Kisting, Jacob Schulte, and Jordan Veilleux; lifelong friend Cory Weber; many other family members and friends.

Jeremy was preceded in death by his grandparents: Irvin and Wilma Smidt; and grandfather Lloyd Schulte.