In memory of

Mona Schulte

May 17, 1952 - September 23, 2021
From: Sac City, IA
Mona Schulte

Mona Schulte

Born: May 17, 1952
Died: September 23, 2021
Age: 69
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   Mona Schulte, age 69 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, after a strong-fought battle with cancer.

   Mona Rae Geisinger was born on May 17, 1952, to parents Robert and Rachel (Krause) Geisinger in Fort Dodge, IA, the eldest of eight children. She grew up and went to school in Sac City and graduated from Sac City High School with the class of 1970. She went on to attend beauty school at La’ James International College and worked as a beautician for many years. In 1984, Mona graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Buena Vista College. She obtained her Master of Education degree from Morningside College. She taught in Battle Creek, IA, for over twenty years before teaching in Lytton, IA, for the Rockwell City – Lytton/SCC School District. Most recently she worked as a substitute teacher for the East Sac County Community School District.

   On September 1, 1973, Mona married Lowell Larson. Their union was blessed with two beautiful daughters, Michelle and Melissa, and then seven grandchildren and a great-grandson, all of whom she loved dearly. Family meant everything to Mona. She was an incredibly supportive mom and grandma who loved attending her kids' and grandkids' special events and just spending time with them in general.

   Mona knew Wendall Schulte, a long-time friend who she began dating in 1982. After fifteen fun-filled years together, the couple finally said “I Do” on April 8, 1997, at an intimate ceremony held in South Dakota. Over the years, Mona and Butch attended many cars shows together…whether they were heading the event up, entering their own classic cars, or just there to look at everyone else’s cars, it was something they both thoroughly enjoyed doing together.  

   Mona was a member of the First Christian Church in Sac City. She was a mentor for the Sac County Mentoring Program where she connected with and helped many different children over the years. She also volunteered her time annually at the Sac County Relay for Life event as well as at the Sac County Fair.

   When she wasn’t in the classroom, Mona loved crafting including scrapbooking, attending craft shows, and making very intricate Christmas ornaments that she then gifted to others. She also had a large collection of porcelain dolls; this was something her mother and she both enjoyed collecting. During the warmer months, you could find Mona outside tending to her garden or taking long walks with Daisy.

   As mentioned above, Mona loved her family dearly and she enjoyed more than anything, spending time with them. Since she was the eldest of eight, she was often in charge of planning the family get-togethers. Her nieces and nephews will never forget the $2 bills she faithfully sent them every year on their birthdays. Mona mailed cards to each of her loved ones for every holiday/special event….something that they all looked forward to receiving.

   Everything about Mona will be missed…..her smile, kind heart, dancing spirit, and genuine love she showed to all. May she rest eternally in God’s Beautiful Paradise.

   Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters Michelle Snyder of Spencer, IA, and Melissa Langbein of Sac City, IA; grandchildren: Kali (fiancé Colton), Ceaira, Delaney, Rachel, Nicole (fiancé Tim), Brandon, and Joe; great-grandson Elvis; siblings: Rosa (Bobby) Young of Elk Grove, CA, LuAnne (Steve) Shelley of Stuart, IA, Bobby Geisinger of Lawton, IA, Rita (Roger) Koontz of Wellston, OK, August (Rita) Geisinger of Des Moines, IA, and Kaye (Gerrid) Otto of Odebolt, IA; brother-in-law Ted (Linda) Schulte of Sac City, IA; sister-in-law Marilyn Irwin of Cabot, AR; and many other extended family members and friends.

   Mona was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Rachel Geisinger; sister Cindra Kae Geisinger; son-in-law Al Snyder; and husband Wendall Schulte in May of 2020.

 

 

 

Tribute Video
SERVICES
10:30 a.m., Monday
September 27, 2021
First Christian Church
Sac City, Iowa
*IN LIEU OF FLOWERS the family would like new children's books for them to donate to area school districts in Mona's memory
OFFICIATING
Reverend Mark MacWhorter
VISITATION
5:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday
September 26, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
INTERMENT
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa

Condolences

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 9:18 AM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you ”
- Rosylani Marcellino
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 9:28 AM
“So sorry to hear about Mona. I knew Mona and Rosa from high school. Our condolences to the family and siblings.”
- Pete and Nancy Erickson
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 9:28 AM
“Mona was a blessing to all of us here at the nursing home. She will be remembered by me as a very kind-hearted Lady she was an angel of mercy here on earth she helped me and so many others I am sure all of her students loved and will remember her as caring and full of knowledge so now her time to rest has come please be comforted by my words I know you will love the poem I am about to write it will be on my Facebook page God bless all of you Mona is smiling her spirit is free to soar--peace to you ”
- Mark Grote
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 9:28 AM
“Mona had such a big heart! I feel very blessed to know her and witness her kindness during the time she mentored kids. I also got to enjoy many conversations with her about her family and how important everyone was to her. Prayers and sympathy to all. ”
- Jayne Wilhelm
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 9:28 AM
“so sorry for your loss i'll miss seeing her walk past my house everyday.”
- Brylea W
Monday, September 27, 2021 at 1:51 PM
“So sorry my heart breaks for you all. Hugs and prayers Betty Luckow ”
- Betty Luckow
Monday, September 27, 2021 at 1:51 PM
“So sorry for your loss!”
- Kellie Blaie
Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 4:37 PM
“Deepest sympathies to the family. We missed seeing her walking after she moved from the acreage she was just the sweetest woman . Always enjoyed her and Butch's company. ”
- Jean and Joe Rexroat
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 9:11 PM
“We extend our deepest sympathy!”
- Todd and Teri Luckow
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 9:11 PM
“Prayers for the family.”
- Shelly Quail
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 1:12 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Mona was a wonderful person and touched so many lives over the years, both through teaching and friendship. She will be greatly missed by many.”
- Deb Kennebeck
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:08 AM
“I was blessed to teach with Mona during the years she taught in Battle Creek and to keep in touch with her in the years since. She was a devoted teacher and friend, and made sure that I connected with Nicole at Morningside. I'm thinking of all of you. May God bless you with peace. ”
- Joan Nielsen
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:08 AM
“What a shock to learn of her passing. I had no idea she was ill. Thankful for the memories over the years of such a dear, sweet soul. I adored her. Her friendship with my own mom from years ago to spending lots of time at her home with Sheli growing up. Thankful for my last memory of her - running into her at a car show in Sac. I can still see her dancing to the music when I walked up. She always had the moves! I told her I loved her when I left her and she said it back. My mom & I would always talk about how she would dance and go crazy and dance, dance, dance over hearing the song Wipeout when she was younger. What a jewel! My sympathy to Sheli and family, Melissa & kids and Gary - as well as all of her siblings! ”
- Jonna Luckow
Friday, September 24, 2021 at 9:11 PM
“We are truly sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for all of you.”
- Gary and Sharon Geisinger
Friday, September 24, 2021 at 9:11 PM
“So very sorry to hear this sad news..Mona was a wonderful teacher..I worked with her in Lytton and cherished her friendship..Condolences to her loving family”
- Jeanette (JO) Buse-Schoon
Friday, September 24, 2021 at 9:11 PM
“You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you remember Mona. She touched many lives and we feel blessed to have known her. May God wrap his living arms around you during this difficult time. ”
- David and Cindy Wuebker
Friday, September 24, 2021 at 9:11 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to Mona's family. She will be missed by many.”
- Jeff & Jo Ellerbrock
Friday, September 24, 2021 at 5:19 PM
“So sorry to hear about Mona. Will never forget her friendship.God bless you all.”
- Joan Prichard
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