July 4, 1925 - May 20, 2020
Joan Helen Schulte, 94 of Carroll, and formerly of Breda, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Regency Park Nursing Home in Carroll. Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Breda with Fr. Kevin Richter officiating. Casket Bearers will be Joan’s family. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for the Schulte family at www.sharpfuneral.com. Joan was born July 4, 1925 in Carroll, Iowa to Lucille (Leiting) and Theodore Poeppe. Joan spent her childhood on the family farm near Mt. Carmel, Iowa with nine siblings. After graduating from Carroll High School, Joan continued her education at St. Anthony’s School of Nursing earning her R.N. degree in 1946. After the end of World War 2, Joan married Urban Schulte. On a farm northwest of Breda, Joan and Urban raised their seven children. They owned and operated Schulte and Sons Dairy for many years and in later years distributed milk products for Bordens. In their retirement years, Joan and Urban moved to Breda. Urban and Joan were married 54 years upon Urban’s death in 2001. Joan then made her home in Carroll, Iowa. As a registered nurse, Joan spent many years in the nursing field working in Storm Lake, Wall Lake, Carroll, and Lake City. Joan ended her last eight years in nursing as Program Chairperson and instructor for the DMACC L.P.N. program on the Carroll Campus. Joan was also a talented cake decorator who made many wedding cakes. In retirement, Joan pursued an art form that gave her great joy—china painting. For many years Joan taught china painting at art studios nationally and in the studio in her home. Joan’s art work was recognized and published in international china painting magazines. Her art work was also displayed at the World Organization of China Painters Museum in Oklahoma City. Joan also loved crosswords, bird watching, reading, travel, knitting, gardening and time with her family. Joan was an active member of the Lay Third Order of St. Francis, International Porcelain Artist and Teachers, World Organization of China Painter Teachers, Iowa Organization of China Painters, Professional Porcelain Artists Association, Carroll Porcelain Artists, Les Filles d’etude Study Club and the St. Anthony Nursing Alumni Association. Joan is survived by her seven children, Marylou (Donald) Ahrens of Osage, IA, Larry (Patti) Schulte of Carmel, IN ,Ted (Rose) Schulte of Bradenton, FL, Richard (Dick) Schulte of Marina, CA, Mark ( Betty) Schulte of Weidman, MI, Denis Schulte ( Michelle) of Badger, IA and Colette Schulte and Dave Pluke of Douglasville GA. Joan is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Joan’s surviving sisters and brothers are Lois Wenzel, Carroll, IA, Donna Wernimont, Grand Prairie, TX, Colette (Monty) Monteros, Los Angeles, CA, Ray Poeppe, Algona, IA, Lee (JoAnn) Poeppe, Anita, IA, and Romayne Poeppe, Anita, IA and Lynn (Mei) Poeppe of Altantic, IA. Joan is also survived by her sister-in-law, Maryls Schulte of Des Moines, IA and many nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Urban Schulte, brother, Claire Poeppe (in infancy), granddaughter, Summer Schulte and brother, Loren Poeppe. Brother-in-laws preceding her in death were Leon Wenzel, Virgil Wernimont, Edgar Schulte, Ronald Schulte, Donald Schulte, Herbert Schulte, and Henry Pick. Sister-in –laws preceding Joan in death were Sharon Poeppe, Ethyl Poeppe, Hilaria Pick, Elvie Schulte and Amelia Schulte. Instead of flowers or memorials the family wishes that you remember Joan with donations to your favorite charity or organization.
Joan Helen Schulte, 94 of Carroll, and formerly of Breda, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Regency Park Nursing Home in Carroll. Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Breda with Fr. Kevin... View Obituary & Service Information
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