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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

George Schulke, Sr.

July 6, 1937 - November 25, 2004

Private graveside services for George Schulke will be held Wednesday, December 8 at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Galva with Pastor Paul Egger. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barker Funeral Home with the family present. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

George E. Schulke, Sr., age 67, disabled veteran of Waxahachie, Texas, died suddenly Thursday, November 25 near Corsicana, Texas of a heart attack.

George was born on July 6, 1937, in Storm Lake, to Walter and Martha (Schulz) Schulke. He was baptized on July 25, 1937 and confirmed on March 18, 1951 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hanover. He attended St. John Lutheran School in Hanover and continued his education in Galva graduating with the class of 1955.

After attending Drake University, he married Judith K. Else on November 12, 1955. This union was blessed with four daughters and two sons.

In 1957, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving four years, and was stationed in Tennessee, California, and aboard the U.S Bennington.

The family returned to Storm Lake in 1961 where he was employed by Iowa Breeders, Storm Lake Schools, and the Storm Lake Police Department, as a police officer.

In 1967, he moved with his family to Colorado Springs, Colorado where he was employed by Banning-Lewis Ranches and International Beef Breeders. He moved to Texas in 1992 to pursue his hobby of raising miniature horses.

He is survived by two sons, George Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colorado and William of Fort Collins, Colorado; three daughters, Kim Thomas of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Jill Schulke of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Mindy Schulke of Arden Hills, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Nick and Rossy of Arden Hills, Minnesota; mother, Martha Schulke of Cedar Rapids; and three brothers, Joe and Bonnie Schulke of Mammoth, Arizona, Russell and Myrna Schulke of Winnenucca, Nevada, and Richard and Janice Schulke of Cedar Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Schulke in 1981 and his daughter, Jodie Schulke in August 2004.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial for St. John Lutheran Church in Galva.