Leona (Landwehr) Schulte, 81, Victoria, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Hays Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 6, 1932, in Ransom to Frank and Elizabeth (Friess) Landwehr. She was a 1950 graduate of Ransom High School and graduated from Fort Hays State College with a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in music.
She married Raymond Schulte on Dec. 27, 1960, in Ransom. He preceded her in death July 18, 2011. She was a music teacher and taught in Logan, Palco, Russell County schools and Victoria. She retired from teaching in 1994 from Victoria. She also taught private piano for more than 60 years.
She had been a church organist at St. Ann Catholic Church, Walker, and St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, since 1976. She was a church organist at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hays from 1983 until 2010.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and St. Ann Christian Mothers, both in Walker, Sigma Alpha Iota (Women's Professional Music Fraternity), American Guild of Organists and National Education Association.
Survivors include three sons, Douglas Schulte and wife, Stacy, Hays, and Alan Schulte and John Schulte, both of Victoria; a daughter, Marthann Schulte and husband, Todd Zwolensky, Portsmouth, Va.; two sisters, Berniece Pfannenstiel, Ransom, and Arlene Langer, Ness City; six grandchildren, Brent Schulte, Breanna Schulte-Weber and husband, Cory, Lauren Schulte, Joshua Schulte, Elizabeth Zwolensky and Andrew Zwolensky; two great-grandchildren, Rylan Schulte and Paxton Weber; and three sisters-in-law, Sue Landwehr, Boring, Ore., and Josephine Schulte and Edna Schulte, both of Hays.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers, Leander, Urban, Mark, Gilbert and Laverne Landwehr.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria; burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Walker.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the church and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671.
A St. Ann Christian Mothers rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a vigil at 7:30 p.m., both at the church.
Memorials to St. Ann Catholic Church or St. Fidelis Catholic Church in care of the mortuary.
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