WALNUT — Marie Schulte, 94, of Walnut died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Heritage Manor in Walnut.
Marie was born on April 22, 1923, in Tampico the daughter of Otto and Margaret (Whyte) Von Holten. She was united in marriage to Albert J. Schulte on April 28, 1940, in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2000.
Marie was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Ohio. She had taught Sunday school and was a member of the Church Circle. Marie was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother who loved to witness her faith for the Lord.
She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn (Don) Wallace of Tampico, Joyce (Dean) Geldean of Harmon and Carla (Tim) Gonigam of Walnut; three sons, Virgil (Judy) Schulte of Walnut, Marc (Carol) Schulte of Walnut and James (Cindy) Schulte of Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Kathy Schulte of Peoria; 32 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret (Maynard) Parker and Euryth (Louis) Vickrey, both of Walnut; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Jerry Schulte; one daughter, Judy Sidebottom; one son-in-law, Steve Sidebottom; two sisters, Betty Ann Oberle and Ellen “Boots” Spencer; and seven brothers, Leo, James, John, Richard, Gene, Bob and Don Von Holten.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 22, at the First Lutheran Church of Ohio with the Rev. Gene Vincent, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Van Orin Repose Cemetery in Van Orin.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.
Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church of Ohio, Hospice of the Rock River Valley or Heritage Health Activities Fund in Walnut.
Online condolences may be left at www.garlandfuneralhome.com.