John Edward “Cigar” Schitter, 67, Haysville

John Edward “Cigar” Schitter, 67, of Haysville, died Monday, June 8, at his home. He was born in Jasper June 21, 1952, to Aloysius and Mabell (Dorsem) Schitter. He married Rose Kelley December 3, 1983, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dubois.

John was a truck driver for 44 years. He drove for Jasper Plant Foods, Jasper Leasing, and Roark Trucking. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his grandkids and great-grandkids. He was a member of Jasper Outdoor Recreation, the Ireland Sportsman Club, and Jasper Moose Lodge 1175.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rose Schitter; one stepson, e HhDave Jellison and wife Carol, St. Anthony, three grandsons, Craig Jellison and wife Whitney, Loogootee, Kyle Jellison, St. Anthony, and Eric Jellison and wife Valerie, Birdseye; five great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Alexis, and Waylon Jellison, all of Birdseye, and Ava and Evan Jellison, both of Loogootee; two sisters, Kathy Schneider and husband Allen and Patty Scherle and husband Duane; and three brothers, Mike Schitter and wife Debbie, Ron Schitter and wife Sharlene, and Butch Schitter.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Maggy Clark and Cindy Schitter.

Graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital. Online condolences can be shared at