Inez L. Schoulte was born on August 4, 1916 on the family farm south west of Presho. She was the third child born to William G. Schoulte and Catherine (Clausen) Schoulte. Inez had a goal of reaching her 100th birthday which she celebrated in August.
Inez attended elementary school at the country school (Schoulte School) one mile south of her home. She attended Presho High School graduating in 1934. She received her elementary teaching certificate from Aberdeen and Springfield. She graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1942. Inez received a Master of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1952. She pursued a doctorate degree at the University of California in Berkley.
Inez first teaching job was 5th & 6th grade in Wood S.D. She then taught home economics at Parkston High School. Inez also worked as a dietician in Charity hospital in New Orleans, Orange County Medical Center in California, Greenville North Carolina. She was associate professor of food and nutrition departments in both University of North Dakota and Utah State University. Inez dedicated her life to education and continued to study and learn her whole life. In 1963 she left the teaching profession to care for her elderly parents in California.
When Inez health began to fail in 1994 she moved back to South Dakota to be near family. She resided a Lou Hagels assisted living and then moved to Parkwood in Pierre where she lived for 14 years, then due to the flood in 2011, she moved back to Presho to New Life Boarding and then to Dakota Heritage in Pierre. In September of 2014 her health made it necessary to move to the Winner Long Term Care Facility in Winner where she passed away Nov. 15.
Inez will be fondly remembered for her stories of all the places she had been throughout her long life. Some of Inez favorite quotes were: Better days are coming, this too shall pass and just take one day at a time.