Eileen LaVerne Schitter, 85, Ireland

Eileen LaVerne Schitter, 85, of Ireland, passed away at 1:09 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020, in the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.

LaVerne was born in Ireland on November 6, 1934, to Frank and Laura (Schue) Nord. She married Melvin Schitter on August 24, 1963, in the Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church at Mariah Hill.  He preceded her in death on March 20, 2007.

She was a 1952 graduate of Dale High School.

She was a homemaker, and previously worked at Sears and was a caregiver.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland where she sang in the church choir, participated in may church organizations and served on many committees, and received the Brute Award and the Mother Teresa service award for her service in the Catholic Faith, as she was very religious and loved her faith. She also sang with the Singing Seniors.

LaVerne enjoyed bowling and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary Ann (David) Loewenstein and Margaret (David) Hevron, both of Holland; one brother, Kenneth (Geraldene) Nord, Boonville; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death besides her husband are three sisters, Asella Merle, Imelda Whitaker, and Virginia Nord; and two brothers, Harvey and Eugene Nord.

Private funeral services will be held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper, with burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Ireland, Indiana, in Ireland.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.


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