Elsie G. Schulze (M.Ed ’72)

Elsie Gwendolyn Schulze, born August 28, 1934, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021. She is preceded in death by beloved husband Albert, her parents, Voyd Harrelson and Alma Sparks Glover; siblings, Claude Harrelson, Charles Harrelson, Leonard Harrelson and Sybil Harrelson Nunley. She leaves behind sons James Schulze and wife, Donna, Dale Schulze and wife, Valerie, grandchildren, James, Jennifer, Lauren and Heather; great grandchildren, Isabel, Elle, Stella, Otto, Autumn and Paige; and many, many other family and friends.

Elsie grew up in Huntsville where she met her husband-to-be while he was working at the local movie theater. Love flourished and they were married in 1951. While raising 2 sons Elsie studied and earned degrees in education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. She taught for 20 years at Almeda Elementary where she assisted countless students to overcome their learning difficulties.

Elsie also taught Sunday School and Catechism classes for many years at Trinity Lutheran in Corpus Christi, St. Michael’s Lutheran in Houston, and Epiphany Lutheran in Pearland. She loved to sing and was a choir member and leader everywhere.

A devout Christian, Elsie spent countless hours in study, devotion, prayer and service to her Lord and Savior in many roles throughout her life.
Elsie will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched through the years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Elsie Schulze Memorial Fund at Epiphany Lutheran Church Pearland.

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