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Schulte Family Mother, Father, And Daughter Die Days Apart

Posted by on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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Schulte Family Mother, Father, And Daughter Die Days Apart

 

 

A St. Cloud, Minnesota mother, father and daughter died just days apart.

Sandy Schulte, 57, died on Friday, March 7 of "a long illness," according to the St. Cloud Times. Hours later, her mom, Sharon Schulte, 76, died from lung cancer that had metastasized to her brain. Then, last Tuesday, Sharon's husband, Thomas Schulte, died at a hospice at age 77.

"Sandy was born with Down syndrome," Kim Butkowski, Sandy's sister, said. "She was the oldest of us kids and my mom and dad promised they were going to keep her at home with them as long as they could."

She told The Huffington Post, "My brothers and I are doing fine. It's going OK."

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  • Courtesy Sandy Schulte
  • Courtesy Sandy Schulte
  • Courtesy Sandy Schulte

Butkowski told the Daily Mail that the three family members were incredibly close.

"They were connected at the soul in a way that was quite incredible," she said. "With all three, you really couldn't tell where one ended and the other one started."

A joint obituary for the Schulte's said Sandy, "was very loving and hugged everyone and loved looking at pictures and celebrating birthdays, especially her own."

Sharon was described as "a caring, creative, and generous person," and her husband was characterized as "a hard worker" and a "diehard Green Bay Packers Football fan."

Funeral services for all three family members took place on Friday at a funeral home in St. Cloud.

by on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Oh goodness.

Aslen
by Silver Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:11 PM
Oh wow...
Woodbabe
by Woodie on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Wow...this is probably the best way it could have happened.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Mar. 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM


Quoting Woodbabe:

Wow...this is probably the best way it could have happened.

I agree. Looks like the parents held on for the daughter to pass and dad remained strong until mom passed.

CrossStitchMum
by Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 7:02 PM
That's what i think too. Like they knew they could rest now :) absolutely beautiful but sad for those left behind

Quoting Sisteract:

Quoting Woodbabe:

Wow...this is probably the best way it could have happened.

I agree. Looks like the parents held on for the daughter to pass and dad remained strong until mom passed.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Mar. 17, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I'll bet they are relieved- the 3 are together forever.

Quoting CrossStitchMum: That's what i think too. Like they knew they could rest now :) absolutely beautiful but sad for those left behind
Quoting Sisteract:

Quoting Woodbabe:

Wow...this is probably the best way it could have happened.

I agree. Looks like the parents held on for the daughter to pass and dad remained strong until mom passed.


CrossStitchMum
by Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM
You can't help but think of the Notebook :)

Quoting Sisteract:

I'll bet they are relieved- the 3 are together forever.

Quoting CrossStitchMum: That's what i think too. Like they knew they could rest now :) absolutely beautiful but sad for those left behind

Quoting Sisteract:

Quoting Woodbabe:

Wow...this is probably the best way it could have happened.

I agree. Looks like the parents held on for the daughter to pass and dad remained strong until mom passed.

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Mar. 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Ugly cry.

Ugly ugly cry.

My mom died of Alzheimer's and it took two years after her death before I could watch it and my husband and I literally were sobbing. We swore we'd never watch it again! LOL

Quoting CrossStitchMum: You can't help but think of the Notebook :)
Quoting Sisteract:

I'll bet they are relieved- the 3 are together forever.

Quoting CrossStitchMum: That's what i think too. Like they knew they could rest now :) absolutely beautiful but sad for those left behind
Quoting Sisteract:

Quoting Woodbabe:

Wow...this is probably the best way it could have happened.

I agree. Looks like the parents held on for the daughter to pass and dad remained strong until mom passed.


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UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 7:43 PM
Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing sweets :)
billsfan1104
by Jules on Mar. 17, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I watched it one time, and wont watch it again, because I cry so hard.  I wish I could find a love like that. 

Quoting Woodbabe:

Ugly cry.

Ugly ugly cry.

My mom died of Alzheimer's and it took two years after her death before I could watch it and my husband and I literally were sobbing. We swore we'd never watch it again! LOL

Quoting CrossStitchMum: You can't help but think of the Notebook :)
Quoting Sisteract:

I'll bet they are relieved- the 3 are together forever.

Quoting CrossStitchMum: That's what i think too. Like they knew they could rest now :) absolutely beautiful but sad for those left behind
Quoting Sisteract:

Quoting Woodbabe:

Wow...this is probably the best way it could have happened.

I agree. Looks like the parents held on for the daughter to pass and dad remained strong until mom passed.

 

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