In Memory

Susan Schulte

Susan Schulte

Susan Schulte, 66, Topeka, passed away Fri., Dec. 31, 2010, at Stormont-Vail Hospitals ER. She was born Jan. 26, 1944, at Emporia, the daughter of Vernon J. and Anna Mae (Allen) Schulte. After her fathers death, she was raised by her mother and step-father, Wilbur Tanner. She is survived by her son, Marc and Sonja Parry, and her daughter, Anjanette and Mark Aldridge. Susan has three grandchildren: Trent and Jenna Parry, Cortney Parry, Krystle Thompson. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Landan and Jonnathan. During her life she worked for Bell Telephone, Goodyear, and Mize-Houser. Most of her work revolved around Tanner Care Home, where she was the Administrator for several years, and then working at The Lodge, a group home for the mentally ill, for 29 years where most of the clients called her Mom. During this time she was also instrumental in coordinating the opening of many clubs owned and operated by Dean Duermeier. She graduated from Highland Park High School; attended Emporia State Teachers College; and graduated from Barton County Community College. Susan was a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and was a member of KPNHAA for many years, serving the association as secretary, treasurer and convention booth chairperson. She was a member of Fellowship Bible Church, where she participated in a weekly Bible Study group. Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M. Fri., Jan. 7, 2011, at Fellowship Bible Church. Interment in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery. Susan will lie in state after 3:00 P.M. Thurs. at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Ave., Topeka, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Bible Church, 6800 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66615, the American Cancer Society , Kansas Chapter, 1315 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, KS 66604, or the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653. To leave a special message for the family online, visit Susan Y. Schulte

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on January 2, 2011

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02/05/11 07:54 PM #1    

Judy Ann Shepard (Meggitt)

My Dear Friend, Susan,

I'm distressed hearing that you won't be with us this year.  I was dismayed when I talked with you last fall, you didn't sound good then.  I'm happy, however, that we had one last time to reminisce about the fun we had and the mischief we got into, many years ago.  We truly shared a part of our lives with each other.  Fond thoughts to you, my friend; I'll miss you.

Later...I was just remembering when we got caught reading Peyton Place in band.  Oh, what discomfort it was to be called out by Mr. Harvey.  Remember when I used to stop by your house after school in Jr. High?  Even then we were not allowed to look at your mom's romance novels and magazines. 

Judy A.

02/24/11 09:43 AM #2    

Marieta Robson (Lauck)

There are so many memories of Susan. My most outstanding was when she would take her mother’s car without her mother’s knowledge and she/we would ride all around. (She didn’t have a license then.) I could never figure out how her mother did not know. As I remember it, she was busted one day while driving up Hudson Hill! I wonder if she checked the mileage on her car while her children were growing up. I know she is greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Marieta Lauck

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