Frank Schulle, Jr.


Frank Schulle, Jr., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Lockhart.
Frank was born on April 6, 1934, to Betty and Frank Schulle on a farm near Maxwell. He was baptized and confirmed at Ebenezer Lutheran Church at Maxwell.
Frank married Dorothy Barth on Sept. 6, 1953. He enlisted in the Air Force shortly after graduating from Lockhart High School. After his discharge from

the Air Force, he attended Southwest Texas College, now Texas State, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
He was a teacher, coach and principal in the Lockhart Independent School District. Frank was also high school principal in Flatonia.
After his retirement, he wore many hats. He was appointed Municipal Judge for the City of Lockhart, worked for McCurdy Funeral Home, and was administrator of Lockhart Hospital. He was a very active member of Grace Lutheran Church, serving as President and on various committees.
In 1996, Frank and Dorothy were awarded the Spirit Award by the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce for their work for the community and their church. In
2003, Frank was named Lockhart’s Most Worthy Citizen by the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce.
Frank and Dorothy enjoyed traveling with their friends Dorothy and the late Doug Buckner to Europe several times, Canada, Nova Scotia, and various states. He enjoyed fishing and growing the most beautiful roses in Lockhart.
Frank was preceded in death by his and Dorothy’s son, Andy; by his parents; and by a brother, Eugene.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy; sister, Alma Schulle; nephew and wife, David and Cassie Reed; nephew, Harlan Reed; niece, Cathy Lynn; and many cousins and copious friends.
During his life, Frank touched many lives. Former students had often told him that except for his influence and guidance, they would have ended up, in their words, “in the big house.”
Frank, you will be missed by all who knew you.
The family will receive callers from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at McCurdy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church, with interment following at Lockhart City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Grace Lutheran Preschool.



  1. Pam Riddle Petterson 24 September, 2015 at 15:36 Reply

    What a great man! The sweetest, kindest, most patient man with all of us at LHS. Scolded us when we needed it, hugged us when we needed it. You will be missed by all.

  2. Diana Petrosky Arrington 24 September, 2015 at 17:26 Reply

    Frank will be greatly missed. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known. I remember him opening up the car door every morning when my mother would drop me off at the Elementary School. Later in life he would always give me a hug every time he saw me. I will always remember his smile. Love to Dorothy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Kathy Shirley Long 24 September, 2015 at 19:56 Reply

    What a great man. I think he hugged everyone of us that he had any connection with in school. I know I got my share of hugs from him. So sorry for your loss, Dorothy. You will be in our prayers! He is dancing with the angels and passing out all of those great hugs to those that have gone on before him.

  4. Dot Laird 24 September, 2015 at 23:01 Reply

    Thanks for loaning me your walker at the Chamber dinners so I could get my lunch to the table. I will miss you. Lee, too.

  5. Christy White Stephens 25 September, 2015 at 18:23 Reply

    “Coach” Schulle was a wonderful person who had a positive impact on all who knew him. All of us LHS students have many fond memories of him. He will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. Debi Ferguson Jeter 4 October, 2015 at 14:23 Reply

    Frank Schulle one of my favorites: teacher,principal, mentor and best of all Friend…our love to Dorothy…Jimmy and I were so blessed to have gotten to spend some memorable time with them in his final days…

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