Dorothy Schulte

Dorothy J. Schulte, 63, of Freeburg, Minn., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.

She was born Dec. 12, 1948, in Webster City, Iowa to Dalton and Ellen Mae (Matter) Patterson.  She married Patrick Schulte July 2, 1971, in La Crescent, Minn.

Dorothy worked at Northern Engraving in Spring Grove, Minn. for 28 years. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and working in her flower garden.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick of Freeburg; her children, Derek Schulte, Portland, Ore.; Debbie Colsch, Milwaukee, Wis.; Don (Lori) Schulte, Hokah, Minn.; four grandchildren, Chad, Corey, Kaleb, and Devin; two great-grandchildren, Cooper and Cameron; two sisters, Frances (Bill) Andrist, Stewartville, Minn. and Jackie (Hugo) Bakken, West Virginia; a brother, Joe (Bev) Patterson, La Crescent,  and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Martha and Patricia.

Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at Evangelical Church of Peace, Crooked Creek Township, Freeburg. Rev. William J. Reese will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday morning before the service at the church and a luncheon will follow the service at Freeburg Community Center.

McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family and online condolences may be given at