Schulte, Ronald David Obituary
RONALD DAVID SCHULTE, D.V.M. died September 6 at his home with his family by his side after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer.Ron was born October 10, 1947 in Little River, KS to Ralph and Arlene Schulte. Ron earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service in 1973. Ron owned and operated a successful veterinary clinic in Clear Lake for 28 years, Bay Area Animal Clinic. He was devoted to his clients and their pets. They shared the same affection for him. He was an avid runner, tennis player and golfer. Ron had a great sense of humor, was competitive and set his goals high. He was always concerned about his family and fellow man. Ron was compassionate, honest and generous. His love of and pride in his family was only surpassed by their love of and pride in him. Ron is survived by his loving wife Lisa Callner Schulte, daughter Susan Nicole Schulte, sons Zachary Callner Schulte and Joshua David Schulte, his mother Arlene Schulte, sisters Marilyn (Wayne) McCracken, Patty (Victor) Beringer, Pam (Ron) Zolman and brothers Bob (Celeste) Schulte and Ken (Mary) Schulte. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Suzanne Callner and sisters-in-law Andrea (Bob) Kelly and Lane Callner, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph Schulte, brother Phillip Schulte, sister Jalene Harmon, and father-in-law Norman Callner. The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support during his last journey of life. In addition, they would like to thank Dr. Dejka Araujo, nurses and staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center and A-Med Hospice. A Celebration of Ron's Life will be held at Bay Oaks Country Club, September 11 at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron's memory to MD Anderson Sarcoma Clinic or a charity of your choice. If you choose, please toast his wonderful spirit and life with Ron's favorite drink, a margarita.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Sept. 9, 2009