August P. ‘Pete’ Schulte Jr., 79, Rockport

August “Pete” Schulte Jr., 79, of Rockport, passed away on February 19, 2019, in Evansville.

Pete was born on September 3, 1939, in Dearborn, Michigan, to the late August P. “Gus”  Sr. and Almeda (Schilling) Schulte.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers-in-law, Charles Goffinet, Ray Young, Carlos Daming.

Pete was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and a U.S. Army Veteran. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1992.

He was a graduate of Rockport High School, a life member of the NRA, a member of the St. Bernard Cemetery Board and recipient of the Brute Award at St. Bernard.

Pete was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and enjoyed woodworking.

He loved God and his family and was always using his brain and hands to build or design anything. His last project was a replica of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Pete is survived by seven sisters, Sylvia Goffinet of Rockport, Doris Young of Warrenton, West Virginia, Phyllis Daming of Indianapolis, Janice Daming and her husband, Bill, of Florissant, Missouri, Kathy Kluemper and her husband, Ron, of Jasper, Connie Pierce and her husband, David, of Newburgh, and Cindy Painter and her husband, Chuck, of Lamar; four brothers, Don Schulte and his wife, Ann, John Schulte and his wife, Mary Ann, Herb Schulte and his wife, Peggy, and Paul Schulte, all of Rockport.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, with Father Ron Kreilein officiating.

Visitation is from 2 until 8 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport and from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the St. Bernard Church or School.

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