Rosemary “Rosie” Schulte, 91, Victoria, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Homestead Assisted Living in Hays.

She was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Victoria to Edgar F. and Lydia (Staab) Brungardt. She married Melvin J. “Meff” Gross on Jan. 29, 1950, at West Covina, Calif.. He preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1957. She then married Denis M. Schulte on May 2, 1964, at Victoria. He preceded her in death Oct. 6, 2013.

She was a homemaker and a farmer’s wife. She worked at St. John’s Rest Home in Victoria for over 35 years as a social services director and pastoral care director. She received her Social Services Designee and her CNA from Barton County Community College. She was a 1945 graduate of Victoria High School and was a member of The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Christian Mothers, Daughters of Isabella and V.F.W. Auxiliary Post No. 1751 all of Victoria. She enjoyed cooking, making hatsya “heart cookies,” gardening, traveling and her family.

Survivors include three sons, John Gross and wife, Linda, Carlsbad, Calif.; Paul Gross and wife Diane, Gorham; Tom Gross and wife, Aimee, Topeka; two daughters, Lee Ann Hartwick and husband, Roger, Lawrence; Rosanne “Rose” Kreller and husband, David, Manhattan; two sisters-in-law, Betty Brungardt, Hays, and Delila Brungardt, Victoria; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; two brothers, Frank Brungardt and wife, Twila, and Eddie Brungardt; two sisters, Almeda Hoffman and husband, Albert, and Betty Basgall and husband, Al.

Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria. Burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

A V.F.W. Auxiliary memorial service/Christian Mothers and Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria.

Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday all at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary Victoria.

The family suggests memorials to The Basilica of St. Fidelis or the Capuchin Franciscans.

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