Obituary: Elizabeth “Lisa” Schulte, 63, of Scottville

January 24, 2019

Obituary: Elizabeth “Lisa” Schulte, 63, of Scottville

Elizabeth “Lisa” Schulte, 63, of Scottville, left us to head “up north” on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.   She is finally at peace and so happy because she has been reunited with her Mom and Dad (Jim and Frances Schulte) and her big sister Christine Schulte Ziegler, who preceeded her in death and who she missed so much.

Lisa was born on July 1, 1955 in Ludington.  She graduated from Mason County Central High School in 1973 and received a bachelor of arts in education from Aquinas College in 1977 and a masters of science in student personnel from Western Illinois University in 1980.  She was an elementary school teacher at St. Brigid Catholic School in Midland for one year, and then went on to her long career in college administration (student personnel and housing). That career took her to Western Illinois University, St. Mary’s Notre Dame, Central Missouri State University and finally the University of Minnesota where she was the assistant director of housing and residential life for 18 years.  She had many responsibilities, but her favorite was running the orientation for the parents of incoming freshmen. She loved that role and looked forward to it every August before the start of school.

She leaves behind, her siblings, James (Marcia) Schulte of Scottville, Ferd (Chris) Schulte of Ludington, Margaret Schulte of Lansing, Fran Schulte Coffin of Kentwood; her brother-in law, Tim Ziegler of Kentwood; many nieces and nephews, and so many close friends.

Her loves were her nieces and nephews (including 8 greats), Michigan with it’s beaches (especially Leland) and the world famous Scottville Clown Band.  And even though she spent several years as a Golden Gopher (was a great fan and friend of Coach Jerry Kill) from the University of Minnesota, like many of the Schulte Clan, the Central Michigan University Chippewas were on the top of her list.  

She was a great communicator and stayed in touch with family and friends through cards, letters and phone calls.  On her recent move back to Michigan, her favorite times were gathering with “old” high school teachers, and friends from high school and Aquinas college days.

A celebration of Lisa’s life will take place later this year with burial at Brookside Cemetery in Scottville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,


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