Louis Leo Schulte
5/15/1937 - 6/2/2020

 Louis Leo Schulte, 83 of Axtell, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by family.

Graveside services will be 10:00 am Friday, June 5, 2020 at Coolidge Cemetery in Coolidge, Texas with Paul Briggs officiating.

Come and go visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Bellmead Funeral Home.

Louis was born May 15, 1937 in White Deer, Texas to Louie and Martha (Leven) Schulte. He grew up on a dairy farm working back and forth with his parents in Colorado and his uncle in Texas. He worked in construction all his life. He owned and operated L. L. Schulte Construction Inc. for many years and retired from the City of Lacy Lakeview in 2000 after several years of service. He married Ginger Harkins and they had two daughters, Lisa and Jill. Then on May 10, 1980 he married Nelda Gibson-Bardin and they had a daughter Angelia. He loved fishing, camping at Fort Parker and being outdoors.

He was a member of Axtell Baptist Church.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Margie Thiele.

Survivors include his wife, Nelda Schulte; his daughters, Lisa Kiphen and her husband, Sid, Jill Schulte and her partner, Judy and Angelia Schulte and her partner, Amsyar Rafiq; his sister, Martha Harkins; his grandchildren, Honey Bays and her husband, Denny and Heather Sigler; his great-grandchildren, Brayden Bays and Presley Bays; his nephew, Stewart Cantrell; nieces, Nina Fry and Audrey Cantrell; his rendezvous buddy and special nephew, Shane Kirk; and other loving nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Sid Kiphen, Shane Kirk, Shaney Kirk, Seth Kirk, Robert Bardin and Amsyar Rafiq.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Coolidge Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 84, Axtell, TX 76624.

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