– Robert M. “Bob” Schulte, 89, of Delphos, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022 morning, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born September 8, 1932 in Kalida to Frank and Freda (Edelbrock) Schulte, who both preceded him in death. On June 21, 1958 he married Grace O. Schroeder who preceded him in death on December 20, 2016.
He is survived by ; a son, Robert J. (Kathy) Schulte of Lima; three daughters, Karen K. (Dan) Grothouse, Patricia S. (Mark) Gerberick and M. Lynn (Phil) Odenweller, all of Delphos; his siblings, Jim (Darlene) Schulte of Delphos, Dave (Carol) Schulte of Van Wert, Paul (Linda) Schulte of Kalida, Mike Schulte of Ottawa and Jerry (Helen) Schulte of Kalida ; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Lammlein, Stacey (Andy) Vaske, Michael (Staci) Schulte, Bradley Gerberick, Eric( Allison) Gerberick, Allison Gerberick and Jessica Odenweller; and eight great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Alex and Abigail Lammlein, Nashton, Evelyn and Jaxon Vaske, Annalise and Andrew Schulte. Bob is also survived by his special friend, Joanne Kirkendall of Van Wert.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Grothouse, a brother, LaVerne (Carlene) Schulte and a sister, Joanne (Tom) Hermiller.
Bob was a 1950 graduate of Kalida High School. After high school he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. When he returned from the Army he attended and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering Degree. He was named an honorary alumni of Delphos St. John High School in 2000. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Bob was the recipient of the Pope Leo XIII Award from the Pontifical College Josephenum, and was a co-winner with his wife Grace, the L.E. Dettman Founders Award for best personifying the entrepreneurial spirit with dedication, discipline and direction to achieve best results.
Bob’s other affiliations were: Lima Chamber Board Member and President, West Central Regional Development Board, Allen County Visionaries, Board Member and President, Legatus International, Serra International, Board Member and President, Ohio Association of Personnel Consultants, Board Member and President, National Association of Personnel Consultants, Director, First International Personnel Consultants, Director, the National Management Association, National Director.
Mr. Schulte was also a member of the Ohio State Alumni Association, Lima Noon Optimists, Delphos Optimists, the Delphos Knights of Columbus Council 1362, the Lima Symphony Board, a member of the Union Bank Company, where he was a board member, Lima Rotary Club, the Ave Maria College and numerous committees for the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
A Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Visitation will be from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at Weber Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St.John’s Parish Foundation and to the Robert and Grace Schulte Family Scholarship Fund at the Ohio State University.