Eileen LaVerne Schitter, 85, Ireland

Eileen LaVerne Schitter, 85, of Ireland, died at 1:09 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana. She was born in Ireland November 6, 1934, to Frank and Laura (Schue) Nord. She married Melvin Schitter August 24, 1963, at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Mariah Hill. He died March 20, 2007.

Eileen was a 1952 graduate of Dale High School. She was a homemaker, worked at Sears, and was a caregiver. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland  where she sang in the church choir, participated in many church organizations, and served on many committees. She received the Brute Award and the Mother Teresa Service Award for her service in the Catholic Faith. She was a member of the Singing Seniors and enjoyed bowling and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by two sisters, Mary Ann Loewenstein and husband David and Margaret Hevron and husband David, all of Holland; one brother, Kenneth Nord and wife Geraldene, Boonville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by 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 following in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ireland. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Church or the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

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