Paul C. Schitter, 83, Ireland

Paul C. Schitter, 83, of Ireland, died Sunday (June 3) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. He was born in Ireland December 25, 1934, to Harry and Laura (Burke) Schitter. He married Alma Sendelweck June 18, 1955, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland.

Paul worked as a truck driver for Martin Renner Corporation for many years and then retired from the Dubois County Highway Department. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, a lifetime member of the Ireland Sportsman’s Club, a charter member of the Ireland Knights of Columbus, a member of the Jasper Moose Lodge 1175 and the Ireland Historical Society. He played baseball and basketball in high school. He played semipro baseball for the Ireland Merchants in the Deer Trail League for over 20 years. He was a lifelong bowler, an avid hunter and fisherman, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana Pacers fan.

He is survived by his wife, Alma Schitter; one son, Jerald Schitter and wife Elaine, Jasper; four daughters, Janet Schitter, Jasper, Kathy Schitter, Newburgh, Karyn Borden and husband Randy, Portersville, and Lori Hopf and husband Kurt, Celestine; seven grandchildren, Jenna Hochmeister, Ben Schitter, Brock and Bailey Hopf, Brittany Jarboe, and Kyla and Nick Borden; five great-grandchildren, Reagan, Henry, and Ben Hochmeister, and Paul and Quinn Schitter.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Delores Kunkel and Mary Catherine Persohn, and two brothers, Rudy and Denny Schitter.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. A rosary will be prayed at 1:45 p.m. The Ireland Knights of Columbus will conduct a memorial service at 6 p.m. The Jasper Moose will conduct a memorial service at 6:30. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, the Ireland Historical Society, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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