Daniel D. Schulte, age 57, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri.
He was born December 25, 1961, in Garnett, Kansas. Dan was the third of four children born to C.D. and Rhoda (Nickelson) Schulte. He was a lifelong resident of Garnett, graduating from Garnett High School with the class of 1980. Following high school he attended Kansas State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and an honorary member of Kite’s Bar and Grill, but an actual member of the Men’s Glee Club. He loved to share his stories from the time he spent in Manhattan and he remained an avid K-State fan for the rest of his life. He returned to Garnett where he worked for Sho-Mor Gas and Oil as a pumper before managing the Garnett True Value and Lumber. He later joined the CD Schulte Agency, where he worked as manager of the real estate and insurance operations. Dan, Rhoda’s pool boy, truly enjoyed taking care of his mother’s pool and grounds. His time at the pool and in the yard afforded him plenty of time to work on his bronze glow. A stray beer tab would find any pool guest in hot water. He would frequently admonish pool guests that there was to be no pee in the pool. Dan was an avid player of Trivial Pursuit. The game often morphed into Dan versus everyone else (Stump the D..). He was accused of memorizing all of the answers. He was a devoted caregiver to his mother throughout her battle with cancer. He will be remembered for his sense of humor; his laugh was one of his trademarks. Dan had a sharp wit, albeit occasionally inappropriate.
Dan was preceded in death by his mother, Rhoda Schulte on November 13, 2015.
He is survived by his father, C.D. Schulte and wife Jane, of Garnett, Kansas; his siblings, Kim Schulte and husband Ken Flaspohler of Overland Park, Kansas, Scott Schulte of Garnett, Kansas, Carla Walter and husband Ryan of Garnett, Kansas; nieces and nephews, Spencer Walter, Sammy Walter, Alexis Schulte, Nicholas Schulte, Jennifer Flaspohler Hill and Mike, Allie Flaspohler Frederes and A.J., Stephen Flaspohler, and Brandon Flaspohler.
A Celebration of Dan’s Life will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, at 1210 N.E. Golf Course Road, Garnett. A reception with food and drinks will follow the service; all are encouraged to share stories of Dan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to W.I.N.G.S. or to Garnett Group Area 25 (Alcoholics Anonymous) and may be left in care of the funeral home. You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.