Obituary: John ‘Jack’ Schulke, 73, of Scottville.

September 21, 2021

Obituary: John ‘Jack’ Schulke, 73, of Scottville.

John “Jack” Charles Schulke, 73, of Scottville passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Jack was born September 24, 1947 in Ludington to John and Tamzien (Speidel) Schulke. 

Jack graduated from Mason County Eastern High School and went on to receive his degree from Ferris State College. He loved the outdoors so much that he made it his career. He got his surveyor’s license in Wisconsin in 1980 and in Michigan in 1981. Jack worked as a surveying contractor for the Wisconsin Forestry Department from 1982 to 1987. He then went on to run his own business, John Schulke Surveying, which he ran until August of 2021. For a time, Jack also worked as Mason County Surveyor. In his spare time Jack was a board member at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He also enjoyed chopping wood in the forest with his wife, Gaye.

Jack is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gaye; his sons, Nathan (Carol) Schulke and Ryan Schulke; his sister, Nita (Dave) Larabee; his brother-in-law, Cliff (Kellie) Shilander; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Dale Schulke, and several aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. A visitation will start at 10 a.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

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