Burke, SD — Isaac Godfrey Schulte, 3, of Burke, SD, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 at the Sanford Castle in Sioux Falls, SD. The entire day, he was surrounded by loving family. Isaac fought a very courageous battle with neuroblastoma for almost a year. He was held in his mother and father’s arms until Jesus took his hands and led him to the Gates of Heaven where he will forever be pain free.
Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Burke.
Rosary services were held Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 at the church in Burke.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 at the church in Burke.
Burial was in the Lucas Cemetery in Lucas, SD.
Isaac brought the utmost joy with his birth on July 25, 2017 in Sioux Falls, SD. He was baptized into the Catholic Church on Oct. 7, 2017 and received his first Holy Communion and Confirmation on Aug. 31, 2020.
Isaac immediately made his place known in the family.
He knew what he wanted and would knock his brothers over and take it if they were unwilling to share, gaining him the nickname Tanky.
Isaac lived every moment with joy. Even through his difficult last year, he was joyous, playful and fearless.
His favorite pastimes included playing farm with his brothers and riding in the loader tractor with daddy to feed the calves “hay hay and si-wedge.”
One of his favorite drinks was chocolate milk and he would ask for it by saying “choc-wite pwees” He loved watching Paw Patrol and Blaze and The Monster Machines. He also loved “wocking” in the rocking chair with mommy.
While hospitalized Isaac loved to play puzzles, play blocks, play playdough, race his go-cart around the nurse’s station and scare the nurses, aides and doctors by jumping off of everything he could and being an overall wild man.
His infectious giggle will forever be heard in the hearts of everyone who loved him.
Isaac is survived by his parents Patrick and Erin (Schwarz) Schulte;four brothers Jack, Jhett, Owen and William; grandparents Mary Schulte and Bruce and Donna Schwarz; aunts and uncles Henry (Kelli) Schulte, Laura
(Duane) Reiman, Sarah (Jeffery) Baumann, Johanna (Steven) Boyle, John Paul Schulte, Katherine (James) Olson, Marion (Troy) Schaaf, Michael
(Kylie) Schulte, Jennifer (Christopher) Hauger, Danielle McFarland, Dan McFarland, Laure (Jason) Gardner; 23 cousins Lucas, Hannah, Elizabeth, Rebekah and Sarah Olson, Wyatt, Devin and Alexis Baumann, Ethan Boyle, Isabella, Alexandria, Emma and Eli Schaaf, Ella Schulte, Michala, Ty and Jessica Hauger, Vanessa, Noah and Simon McFarland, Tristan, Gage, Landon and Ryder Gardner
He was preceded into death by his grandfather John Schulte, and two cousins CJ Hauger and Layne Hauger.
The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to Isaac’s brothers for being strong while we were gone, his grandparents, family and friends for caring for the boys, Dr. Smith along with nurses and staff at the Burke Hospital and Dr. Calloway, Dr. Mark, Ashley and PT Dan along with nurses and staff at Sanford Castle for taking amazing care of Isaac and his family and everyone who prayed with them and for them and supported them in any way.