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 bustardcares.com.
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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