Alma A. Schulte, age 89, of Freeport, passed away peacefully with family by her side  Feb. 18, 2021, at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose.        

A Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with the Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Entombment was in the parish cemetery.

Alma Anna Frericks was born Jan.  25, 1932, in Freeport, to Herman and Walburga (Beste) Frericks. On Sept. 28, 1954, she married Justin Schulte at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Alma worked at Jennie-O for 27 years and worked beside her husband on the family farm.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, Christian Women, and Catholic United Financial. Alma enjoyed playing cards and bingo, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Joyce (Frank) Koopmeiners of Upsala, Sue (Leroy) Tweet of Kenneth, Chuck Schulte of Freeport, Tom (Janet) Schulte of Sauk Centre, Pam (Kurt) Scherping of Freeport, Karen (Steve) Zwack of Freeport, and Brian (Amy) Schulte of St. Joseph; grandchildren Kayla (Dustin) Richters, Arica and Melissa Tweet, Justin Schulte, Katie (Tom) Smieja, and Ryan Schulte, Cody, Brooke (fiancé, Kyle Wiechmann) and Emily Scherping, Maddison, Katelyn and Ethan Schulte; two great-grandchildren Elle and Elijah Richters; brother Ervin Frericks of Minneapolis; sister Louise (Don) Haskamp of Blaine; and sister-in-law Annette Frericks of Mountain Iron.

Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Justin Schulte on Sept. 6, 2012; parents; son Allen Schulte on July 1, 1960; daughter and son-in-law Nancy (Lennie) Holmer on Aug. 2, 2020; infant twin grandchildren Curt and Carl Schulte; brothers and sisters Marie Zwilling, Ambrose Frericks, Elmer Frericks, Raymond Frericks, Florence Austing, Esther Hinnenkamp, Jerome Frericks and Roman Frericks.

Serving as casket bearers were Joyce Koopmeiners, Sue Tweet, Chuck Schulte, Tom Schulte, Pam Scherping, Karen Zwack and Brian Schulte.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Freeport.