James W Schulte, 90, of Venice Florida passed away on February 21, 2021.
He went on to serve his country proudly in the United States Navy during the Korean War, where he was stationed on the USS Leary.
It was 1954, Dad was honorably discharged from the Navy. It was then Dad first laid his eyes on Mom, at the Varsity Bowl in Dayton, OH. He went back until he caught her eye. Theirs was a love story. The whirl wind began, children, homes, dances, and boats. Did I say boats? I do not ever remember there not being a boat at our house.
His career in construction started as a laborer then progressed into a carpenter, a Foreman, a Superintendent all the way to Vice President of Adrian Construction. Specializing in sewage treatment plants. He retired from Adrian Construction in Dayton, OH back in 1979 and moved to Venice, FL. He left one legacy to build another.
Here in Florida, Schulte Construction Company was formed, they specialized in general construction and custom homes. The company built many custom homes in the Venice area. One of the major jobs was the 1st National Bank/ Office Building in Nokomis on Laurel Road.
In his spare time, he played with his grandchildren and encouraged them in every aspect of life. He played Senior Softball and tennis. He would still go to the tennis courts to enjoy talking to his tennis buddies. But when the hammer hit the nail, he was always, and will forever be Mom’s knight in shining armor.
James is survived by his beloved wife Virginia Schulte, as well as by his children; James Schulte, William Schulte, Jennifer (D. Keith) Maynard. He also leaves behind his brother John Schulte of Missouri, his grandchildren; Jeremiah Maynard, Nathanial (Jessica) Maynard, James Maynard, Nicholas Maynard, and Sarah Marie. As well as his great-grandchild Noah Maynard.
Visitation will be at Farley Funeral Home, Venice, on Wednesday, March 3rd from 10 am – 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery following visitation at 1 pm.
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm