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In Memoriam: Donald Schulte Sr., Carpenters’ Local 10

Sept. 29, 1933-Feb. 6, 2022

Chicago Carpenters’ Union Local 10

Donald B. Schulte Sr. Chicago Carpenters Local 10A longstanding member of the Chicago Carpenters’ Union Local 10, Donald was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Garcia Moreno Council in Harvey, and the American Legion in Roseland, Ill. He was an avid sportsman and fisherman who played hockey, basketball, football, bowling and golf. He played baseball with Bauer Buick, the Harvey Cab and the Midlothian White Sox. Most notably, he was a player with the 1968 Midlothian White Sox when they won the Illinois State Championship.

Born in Chicago, he graduated from Chicago Vocational School and proudly served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a former resident of Orland Park and Harvey, Ill.

Survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Geraldine (Geri) nee Davy, daughter, Judy Schulte Troyer (Robert), sons, Douglas and Patrick (Terry), seven grandchildren, Rebecca Helton Pierce, Benjamin Helton, Ryan Schulte, Mark Schulte, Scott Schulte, Donald Schulte III and James Dean Schulte, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sons, Donald B. Schulte, Jr. and Russell Schulte, and infant grandson, Steven.

After a long battle with Alzheimer’s dementia, Donald died peacefully at home. He was interred at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, with Army Honors, in Elwood, Ill. The family thanks River Valley Home Health and Hospice, and Diamond Sons Silver Bell Chapel, both of Bullhead City, Ariz., for their help and kindness.

To share a memory or condolences, visit https://legacy.suntimes.com/us/obituaries/chicagosuntimes/name/donald-schulte-obituary?id=33529340

An excerpt of this tribute originally appeared in the Apr./May/June 2022 issue of Exhibit City News, p. 87. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecn_q2_2022

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