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Michael Paul Schulte

April 26, 1956 ~ July 14, 2020 (age 64)


Michael Paul Schulte passed away peacefully after a 46-day battle with ARDS in  
ICU at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. He was born and raised in Casper,  
Wyoming before moving to the University of Wyoming to earn his degree in ...  
you guessed it... geology. His love of rocks continued to play an important part in  
his career. He was a field geologist before he became a project geologist at the  
Wyoming Department of Transportation. After his retirement he focused on  
something to do with- • you guessed it again • • •rocks. He started two of his own  
businesses: Wyoming Jade Putters and Picture It in Stone. During the winter  
months he worked in the Canyon Vista lapidary shop in Gold Canyon, Arizona.
Mike was a man with a huge heart who always had a smile on his face and loved a  
good laugh. He was a big kid who loved dogs, toys, adventure, and challenges:  
golf, riding his motorcycle, and camping. He even got his pilot's license and  
another airplane or two. Through the years, the rockhound from Casper traveled to  
Europe, cruised the Caribbean, flew over the Arctic Circle, went scuba diving in  
the Great Barrier Reef, and rode camels in the Australian Outback. His other  
obsession was classic cars. He was a member of two car clubs and owned 5 of  
them over the last 36 years.
He is survived by his wife Janice Riedel, brothers Roger (Monica), Greg (Poli),  
Ralph (Sharon), and sister Susan (Bob), 3 nieces and 4 nephews.
Because of Covid 19 issues, there will be no service, only a grave side gathering  
for family members in the Schulte cemetery plot in Casper, Wyoming. Friends of  
Mike know that he would want a party so there will be a celebration of life in his  
honor at a later date to share their stories and a toast.
Condolences may be posted at
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in  
Kanab, Utah or to the local blood bank.

Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.


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