Gerald D. “Shots” Schulte

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Saturday, June 17, 2023  9:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Visitation Location

    St. John United Church of Christ, Breese

  • Service Date

    Saturday, June 17, 2023

  • Service Time

    11:30 a.m.

  • Service Location

    St. John United Church of Christ, Breese

  • Full Obituary

    Gerald D. "Shots" Schulte, age 85, of Breese, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at Aviston Countryside Manor. He was born on October 24, 1937, in Breese, the beloved son of the late John and Hilda (nee Krieger) Schulte.


    Shots was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Nelson (Charlene) Schulte, Lavern (Sylvia) Schulte, Raymond (Loberta) Schulte, John Schulte, Clinton "Slick" (Johanna) Schulte, Milford "Bean Soup" Schulte, Robert Schulte, Donald Schulte, and Henrietta (Tom) Schilling; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herman and Theresa (nee Baalmann) Robben; and brothers-in-law, Ed Henson, Gerald Davinroy, and Rich Crook.


    He is survived by his loving wife, Carol (nee Robben) Schulte of Breese, whom he married on September 6, 1969, at St. Liborius Catholic Church in St. Libory. He will be deeply missed by his sons, Allen (Michelle) Schulte of St. Peters, MO, and John (Kristin) Schulte of Springfield, MO; his cherished grandchildren, William and Beau Schulte, Greta and Amelia Schulte; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Lou Hansen of Highland, Shirley Feldmann of Breese, Janet Schulte of Maine, Sharon Schulte of Breese, Geraldine Davinroy of Pocahontas, David (Betty) Robben of St. Charles, MO, Thomas (Carol) Robben of Belleville, and Adrian Crook of Belleville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


    Shots had a fulfilling career at General Motors and later retired as the former Parks Director for the City of Breese. He was a dedicated member of St. John United Church of Christ in Breese, a past Commander of the Breese American Legion Post 252, and a member of UAW Local 25. Shots found great joy in watching County League and American Legion baseball games at the park, starting his mornings with coffee at McDonald's in Breese, and exploring town on his scooter.  His happy place for the past 10 years has been sitting on his patio and watching the birds eat at the bird feeders. Above all, he treasured spending time with his grandchildren and attending their events.


    Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ in Breese, with Rev. James Donahue officiating. Private interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Breese.


    Visitation will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ in Breese.


    In lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts, memorial donations may be made to St. John United Church of Christ or to a charity of the donor's choice. Contributions will be gratefully received during the visitation at church or by mail, Moss Funeral Home, 535 N. 5th St. Breese, IL 62230, who is honored to be serving the family.

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