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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
Frank Schulte

Frank Joe Schulte

Tuesday, September 9th, 1930 - Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Frank Joe Schulte, 88, of Platte, SD passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Mass is 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 21, 2018 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Geddes, SD. A Committal Service with Military Honors will follow at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 20, 2018, there will be a 6:45 P.M. Rosary and 7:00 P.M. Wake Service.

Frank Joe Schulte was born on September 9, 1930 to John and Emma (Kubal) Schulte in Geddes, SD. While growing up, Frank worked on his family’s farm after school and during the summer months. He graduated from Geddes High School in 1949 and entered the US Air Force on December 6, 1951.

Frank served his country while stationed in Japan and was honorably discharged as Staff Sergeant on December 1, 1955. Upon his return to the states he purchased a new Mercury in Texas and drove back to South Dakota with his parents. After his return to Geddes, Frank started a small farm of his own east of Geddes, which he continued to add on to as the years passed.

On January 16, 1993 Frank was united in marriage to Norma (King) Sly. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and Deiman-Gray American Legion Post #56 of Geddes.

Grateful for having shared Frank’s life are: his wife of 25 years, Norma Schulte of Platte, SD; eight step children: Burton (Jacque) Sly of Rapid City, SD, Deb (Don) Nachtigal of Academy, SD, Cindy (Dwight) Rott of Dawson, ND, Ron Sly of Platte, SD, Kerry Sly of St. Paul, MN, Kim Sly of Platte, SD, Gregg (Rita) Sly of Stickney, SD and Vickie (Tom) Boltjes of Platte, SD; twin sisters: Loretta Larson of Geddes, SD and Luella Parthenay of Vancouver, WA; along with many nieces, nephews, step grand and great grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, John and Emma Schulte; two brothers: Jim Schulte and Lawrence Schulte; and two sisters: Mary Ann Winders and Margaret Preuss.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    St. Ann's Catholic Church
    303 Fifth St.
    GEDDES, SD 57342
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    6:45pm Rosary and 7:00pm Wake Service
  • Service

    Friday, December 21st, 2018 | 10:00am
    Friday, December 21st, 2018 10:00am
    St. Ann's Catholic Church
    303 Fifth St.
    GEDDES, SD 57342
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    Fr. Grant Lacey
  • Interment

    St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery
    GEDDES, SD 57342
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    With Military Honors by Deiman-Gray American Legion Post #56 of Geddes, SD
  • Reception

    St. Ann's Catholic Church
    303 Fifth St.
    GEDDES, SD 57342
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Memorial Program

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  • American Legion
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Knights of Columbus
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • US Air Force


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Private Condolence

Howard Soukup

Posted at 07:21pm
We are so sorry we were not able to attend the services for frank. Health issues are starting to dominate our schedule these days. May the happy memories fill your heart during this season of our Lord. May God Bless you. Sharon and Howard Soukup

Magallón family

Posted at 10:27am
Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult moment. May the God of all comfort give you strength to endure the pain you are going through. “The day is near when all who have fallen asleep will be awaken”-John 5:28,29

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