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Jean Ann Fahey Schulte | The Gazette

Jean Ann Fahey Schulte

Jean Ann Fahey Schulte

Cedar Rapids

Jean Ann Fahey Schulte, 88, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Mercy Medical Center after a long illness. Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Jude’s Catholic Church by the Reverend Nick March. Burial: 5.30pm Wednesday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dorchester. A vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Teahen Funeral Home. Those who do not participate in the Vigil service can visit with the

family on Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday after 12:30 p.m. at the church.

Jean is survived by eight children, Cathy (Jim) Lash of Thermopolis, Wyo., Kevin (Beth) Schulte of Cedar Rapids, Jack (Debbie) Schulte of Waukee, Duane (Sherry) Schulte of Cedar Rapids, Kary (Kathleen) Schulte of Norwalk, Darrel (Connie) Schulte and Christy (Nate) Pruett, all of Cedar Rapids, and Regina (Jason) Klein of Covington; 22 grandchildren, Katie (Steve) Williamson, Kyle (Layne) Lash, Matthew (Elaine) Schulte, Mark (Megan) Schulte, Jackson, Palmer, Sadie, Reggie, Bryce, Quinn and Hope Schulte, Mary Kate (William) Olsen , Annie (Fielding) Montgomery, Michael Schulte, Zach (Jessie) Schulte, Lindsey (Luke) Goettl, Jenna (Colby) Brecht, Cole and Audrey Pruett, Christian, Jack and Riley Klein; 10 great-grandchildren, Conner and Cooper Williamson, Mac and Landrey Lash, William Olsen IV, Nolan and Brayden Schulte, Max and Ike Goettl and Cooper Brecht; two brothers, Patrick (Ann) Fahey of La Crescent, Minnesota, and Jim (Cheryl) Fahey of Decorah; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 59 years, Greg, in 2013; son, Reggie; and his twin sister, Joanne Heffern.

Jean was born August 7, 1934 and raised on a farm in Waukon, the daughter of Emmett and Beatrice Magner Fahey. Jean went to St. Patrick’s Elementary School and St. Patrick’s High School in Waukon, graduating in 1952. After high school, Jean worked as a health aide. She married Gregory Schulte in a double marriage with her twin sister, Joanne, and her husband, Donald, on February 27, 1954, in Waukon. Jean and Greg were farmers for the first years of their marriage and Jean proudly cooked for the farm workers. She was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church and a former member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Jean taught CCD at St. Patrick’s School and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and a prayer group at St. Jude Catholic Church.

Jean was a humble, empathetic and gentle woman who loved all her family and friends. She was very prayerful and strong in her faith and love for God and instilled these beliefs in her family. Praying the Rosary was very important to her and she taught many of her family members how to say it.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Catholic Church, St. Patrick Catholic Church, or Xavier High School.

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