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Alma Schulte

January 25, 1932 — February 18, 2021

Freeport, Minnesota

Alma Schulte

Alma A. Schulte, age 89 of Freeport, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Entombment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. There will be no public visitation prior to the Mass.  Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Alma Anna Frericks was born January 25, 1932 in Freeport, Minnesota to Herman and Walburga (Beste) Frericks. On September 28, 1954 she married Justin Schulte at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Alma worked at Jennie-O for 27 years and worked beside her husband on the family farm.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, Christian Women, and Catholic United Financial. Alma enjoyed playing cards and BINGO, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Joyce (Frank) Koopmeiners of Upsala, Sue (Leroy) Tweet of Kenneth, Chuck Schulte of Freeport, Tom (Janet) Schulte of Sauk Centre, Pam (Kurt) Scherping of Freeport, Karen (Steve) Zwack of Freeport, and Brian (Amy) Schulte of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Kayla (Dustin) Richters, Arica and Melissa Tweet, Justin Schulte, Katie (Tom) Smieja, and Ryan Schulte, Cody, Brooke (fiancé, Kyle Wiechmann), and Emily Scherping, Maddison, Katelyn and Ethan Schulte; two great-grandchildren, Elle and Elijah Richters; brother, Ervin Frericks of Minneapolis; sister, Louise (Don) Haskamp of Blaine; and sister-in-law, Annette Frericks of Mountain Iron.

Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Justin Schulte on September 6, 2012; parents; son, Allen Schulte on July 1, 1960; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy (Lennie) Holmer on August 2, 2020; infant twin grandchildren, Curt and Carl Schulte; brothers and sisters, Marie Zwilling, Ambrose Frericks, Elmer Frericks, Raymond Frericks, Florence Austing, Esther Hinnenkamp, Jerome Frericks, and Roman Frericks.

Serving as casket bearers will be Joyce Koopmeiners, Sue Tweet, Chuck Schulte, Tom Schulte, Pam Scherping, Karen Zwack, and Brian Schulte.

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Past Services


Monday, February 22, 2021

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Starts at 11:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

106 3rd Ave NE, Freeport, MN 56331

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