Virlee I. Schuch, 76, Jasper

Virlee mugVirlee I. Schuch, 76, of Jasper, died Tuesday (June 16) at her home. She was born in Ferdinand  April 15, 1939, to Victor and Ida (Auffart) Begle. She had two marriages.  Her first was to John Scherle November 21, 1959. He died  August 16, 1966. Her second was to Gaylord Schuch October 30, 1970. He died February 22, 1999.

Virlee worked as a cook for Jasper Middle School for many years. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, and its Ladies Sodality, and the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by our daughters, Cindy Kloeck and husband Ray, Ferdinand,  Angie Edwards and husband Weldon, Loogootee, Becky Keller, Jasper, amd Kim Jochem and husband Greg, St. Henry; one son, Mike Scherle and wife Gina, Jasper; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Clara Gogel and husband Dennis, St. Henry; and two brothers, Gene Begle, Jasper, and Victor Begle, Jr. and  wife Linda, St. Henry.

In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary, and one sister, Edna Begle.

Services at 10 a.m. Friday at Precious Blood Church  with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The Precious Blood Ladies Sodality and Jasper D of I will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Precious Blood Church, the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center,, or Gentiva Hospice. Online condolences may be made at

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