Hilda Schulte, 96, of Carroll, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at Accura HealthCare of Carroll.
Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. John Paul II Parish-St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. The celebrant was Father Shinoj Jose. Music was by Jane Heithoff and the St. Lawrence Choir. Lector was Jim Elliston. Gift bearers were Hilda’s granddaughters. Casket bearers were Hilda’s grandsons. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.
Funeral arrangements were under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Hilda’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Born on Jan. 20, 1923, in Halbur, Iowa, Hilda was a daughter of Peter and Margaret (Potthoff) Hausman. She attended country school and then assisted her family with their farm operation. Hilda moved to Brooklyn, New York, with her sister Mildred during the war, and both were employed at Beech-Nut Gum Packing Co. She returned to the Carroll area and married Cyril Schulte on May 7, 1947, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Halbur.
Cyril and Hilda made their home in Carroll where she was a devoted mother and housewife and did various volunteer work including New Hope Village Store and St. Anthony Regional Hospital Gift Shop. Throughout the years Hilda and Cyril enjoyed dancing and bingo every Saturday night. Hilda was an avid bridge player, seamstress and baker. Her specialties were brownies, pies and cinnamon rolls; each of the grandchildren had their favorites. Hilda was a member of St. Lawrence Parish. She had a devotion to her family and her faith and was always an eternal optimist.
Hilda is survived by her husband of 72 years, Cyril Schulte, of Carroll; children: Sherry Rogers of Omaha, Joan (Jack) Blair of Windsor, Colorado, Bob (Karin) Schulte of Williamsburg, Iowa, Mary Janning of Omaha, and Tricia (Jim) Elliston of Omaha; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Andrew (Sally) Hausman of Arizona; sisters-in-law: Esther Hausman of Halbur and Virginia Hausman of Michigan; brother-in-law Omer “Doc” Langenfeld of Carroll; as well as other extended relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Jim Schulte in 1971; daughter Joyce Schulte in 1978; son-in-law Bruce Rogers; and siblings: Sally (Bill) Stickrod, Norma (Ted) Schmidt, Clarence Hausman, Arthur Hausman, Mildred (Gene) Grethen, Sylvia (Don) McCormick, Dorothy (Leonard) Irlmeier and Eugene Hausman.