Thomas Joseph “Tom” Schulte, 66, Victoria, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Via Christi Village Care Center.
He was born April 21, 1952, in Hays, to Otto H. and Hermina (Giebler) Schulte. He grew up on the farm at Vincent and attended grade school at Vincent. He took his first two years of high school at St. Francis Seminary at Victoria and was a 1970 graduate of Victoria High School. He attended two years at Seward Community College and two years at McPherson College, both on basketball scholarships.
He married Vicki (Jacobs) on Oct. 1, 1982, in Hays. He was a farmer/rancher and owned T & J Construction for over 45 years.
He was a member of the Victoria Knights of Columbus, Basilica of St. Fidelis and attended St. Boniface Catholic Church, Vincent.
He enjoyed his farming, concrete work and the people he worked for and especially his family and grandkids.
Survivors include two sons, Seth Schulte and wife, Abby, and Kyle Schulte and wife, Charlotte, all of Victoria; two stepdaughters, Gabby Lenger and husband, Jared, Shawnee Mission and Megan Gramly, Hays; his former wife, Hays; a brother, Gary Schulte and wife, Bonita, Salina,; a sister-in-law, Wanda Schulte, Hays; and three grandchildren, Ethan, Alice and Benjamin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Mary (Hammerschmidt) Schulte; a brother, Norman Schulte; a sister, Donna Jean Pauls and husband, Gerald.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Boniface Cemetery, Vincent.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, both at the Basilica.
A vigil will be at 6:15 p.m. Friday, followed by a Victoria Knights of Columbus rosary at 6:30 p.m., both at the Basilica.
Memorials are suggested to the Concerned Descendants of St. Boniface Cemetery or Hospice of Hays Medical Center.
Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671, is in charge of arrangements.
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