Bonita M. (Linenberger) Schulte

Hays Daily News

Bonita M. (Linenberger) Schulte, 77, Salina, died Monday, March 8, 2021, at her home.

She was born Oct. 7, 1943, in Hays, to Bonavent and Gertrude (Beck)-Brungardt Linenberger. She was a 1961 graduate of Victoria High School.

She married Gary M. Schulte on Sept. 5, 1966, in Victoria. She operated a beauty shop in Victoria from 1962 to 1966 and moved to Hays in 1967. She was a homemaker.

She was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays. They moved to Salina in 2004, and was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Salina.

She helped start the TMP Booster Club, enjoyed playing card games, spending time with family and being there for her grandchildren’s sporting activities.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Travis Schulte and wife, Brandi, Lenexa and Troy Schulte and wife, Sharon, Hays; a daughter, Toni Juenemann and husband, Wayne, Salina; a brother, John Linenberger and wife, Marlene, Manhattan; two sisters-in-law, Carol Linenberger and Norma Linenberger, both of Salina; eight grandchildren, Taylor Schulte, Austin Schulte, Jordan Hixon and husband, Nick, Jackson Schulte, Jaden Schulte, Drake Juenemann, Ashley Juenemann and Joshua Juenemann.

She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Edwin, Gilbert, Dennis, Verlin, Thomas, Leo, and Patrick Linenberger; three sisters, Henrietta Giebler, Doris Younger-Pfeifer and Virginita Linenberger; and an infant brother, Clarence Linenberger.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Clines-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601 and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at The Basilica.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Hospice of Salina, or Masses, in care of the mortuary.

Condolences can be sent via e-mail to [email protected] or can be left at guest book at

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