Schuck to vie for coroner seat

From Local Sources


Republican Katie M. Schuck is seeking to be elected Dubois County Coroner.

Schuck is the daughter of Jerry and Germaine (Scherle) Schuck, and a lifetime resident of Dubois County, where she graduated from Jasper High School in 2006. She is a licensed funeral director at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Homes in Jasper, where she has been employed for nearly 13 years.

She is a certified medicolegal death investigator, and has been a deputy coroner for Dubois County for nearly eight years. She is also an adjunct professor in the mortuary science program at Vincennes University, where she teaches classes on campus and for their distance education program.

Schuck earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health services administration from the University of Evansville, where she also earned minors in biology and business administration. She then completed her degree in funeral services (Mortuary Science) from Vincennes University.

She is a member of St. Mary Church in Ireland, where she volunteers as a lector and at the yearly church picnic, where she and parents run a booth. She also volunteers as a co-sacristan in the Cathedral Health Care Chapel in Jasper and helps with Faith Adventures, a faith-based after-school program for third- through fifth-graders at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.

Schuck loves spending time with animals, and has recently become a volunteer at the Dubois County Humane Society. In her spare time, she can be found outdoors or in the gym. She is a fitness enthusiast, third-degree black belt and a full contact kickboxing competitor. She is a co-instructor of fitness and kickboxing classes.

Schuck said she dedicates herself to everything she does and if elected, she said she will be committed to being the coroner she believes the county deserves. She said she will work for and with families to make sure their needs are met at this crucial time of need and with all involved, including funeral homes, health departments, law enforcement, medical personnel, the fire department and 911 dispatch in order to make sure all bases are covered as deaths are investigated as a team in Dubois County.

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