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Burdette “Burt” M. Schuldt

Jun 23, 1932 - May 31, 2021


Burdette “Burt” M. Schuldt, age 88, of Sheboygan, died early Memorial Day   morning, May 31, 2021, at the Pine Haven Christian Home in Sheboygan Falls. He was born in Spring Green, WI on June 23, 1932, the son of the late Lester and Eva Stebnitz Schuldt.

Burt attended school in South Wayne, Wisconsin and graduated from high school in 1950. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served his country from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War. Burt was also stationed in Morocco, Azores, England, Japan, and Florida. On June 29, 1957, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Hendrickson at an old country church in southwest Wisconsin.

Burt was an Agent for State Farm Insurance Company for forty years from 1958 until his retirement in 1998. He was very active in the community and was president of many organizations including Sheboygan Jaycees, Sheboygan Area Life Underwriters, and Kettle Square Dance Club. He was also Commander of VFW Post 9156 and Chief Instructor at the Sheboygan Rifle and Pistol Club. Burt also taught appreciation of the U.S. Flag and how to fold the flag correctly to many elementary school children.

Known for his outgoing and personable demeanor, he was a friend to all and epitomized what it meant to be Good Neighbor.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Betty), of Sheboygan Falls; three children, Jim (Mona) Schuldt of Plymouth; Jeff (Amy) Schuldt of Franklin; and Joel (Erin) Schuldt Wauwatosa. 12 Grandchildren, Mike Schuldt Plymouth; Tyler Schuldt (Kelsey Freit) Fox Point; Ben Schuldt Madison; Philip (Elizabeth) Schuldt Milwaukee; Kelly (Michael) Mullenix Alabama; Peter (Valarie) Schuldt West Allis; Holly and Luke, Franklin. Ellie 17, Daniel 15, Cassia 14, and Jonathan 13 of Wauwatosa. 4 Great Grandchildren.

A memorial service for Burt will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Fountain Park United Methodist Church, 828 Erie Ave. Sheboygan with Rev. Warren Waddell officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church on Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park in the Town of Sheboygan with VFW Post 9156 providing full military honors.

The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorial Service

Date: Thursday Jun 17, 2021
Time: 11:00 a,m.
Location: Fountain Park Global Methodist Church [map]


Date: Thursday Jun 17, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Fountain Park Global Methodist Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Brian F Krueger

Burt will be missed, and the world is a poorer place without him.

Patrick Leicht

Dear Betty and Family, Our heartfelt condolences. Burt was always so warm and friendly. When we joined square dancing, he and Betty were so welcoming. In friendship, Pat and Judy

Patricia Grams

Dearest Betty and Family, I was so saddened to read about Burt's passing. He was a kind man who served his country, countless people with insurance, VFW, Square dancing, gun club and his family. He will be missed by many. Cherish your wonderful memories. and elebrate his life well. Sincerely, Your friend from St Peter Claver, Pat Grams

Linda Baxter

My condolences to the Schuldt family. Burt was a great man, and wonderful instructor. He will be greatly missed.

Jim and Jan

So sorry for your loss. What an amazing role model your dad was. May all your wonderful memories bring you healing and comfort. In sympathy, Jim and Jan Sartori

Kim W Havey

My condolences to Betty and the whole family. Burt was a true friend that shared many good times with my parents. It was so thoughtful of you to stop by for a weekly visit over butter pecan ice cream with mom after Dad's passing. Burt's humor, fun and support for friends and family will be truly missed.

Sherry Stegemeyer

My sympathy, I always got a hi & how I was when I went for fish fry at VFW . I enjoyed dancing with him also at square dancing when Betty wanted to rest.

Claudette Forss

To Burts family : Burt was a happy man who shared his love for people at Vfw post fri nite fish fries : he performed taps at my husbands funeral and always appreciated the kindness of the Vfw veterans ! May the memories you shared as a family get you through this time of grief . With sympathy , claudette forss RN MSEd .

Mike Short

Burt was truly "like a good neighbor"! It was a sincere pleasure to dance with Burt and Betty over the past 40 years. Our heartfelt sympathy to Betty and the family! Mike & Chris