Letty Lynn Schutzius, 83, went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2017 surrounded by her family.
Letty was born in Newburgh on July 1, 1933 as Letty Lynn Spindler, the daughter of Otto P. (Chic) Spindler and Lorene M. (Sanford) Spindler. Letty was a graduate of Newburgh High School. On December 26, 1953 she married the love of her life, Victor C. (Vic) Schutzius and moved to the Lazy Acres Farm near Troy.
Letty and Vic had nine children together. Letty worked as a homemaker, a hostess at the former Lincoln Trail Motel & Restaurant, SIRS / Bright Beginnings Daycare and at Old National Bank in Troy from where she retired. Letty was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a friend to many. She enjoyed playing bridge, euchre and doing ceramics. Letty loved being with her family, gatherings at the farm, watching TV, singing and Notre Dame Football. She was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy and enjoyed working at the Church’s picnics, fests and singing in the Church choir.
Letty was preceded in death by her husband Vic; her parents, Otto and Lorene; a brother, Ronald G. Spindler; a daughter, Carolyn Ann Schutzius; and a great-granddaughter, Letty Atchison.
Letty’s survivors include her children, Nicholas Schutzius (Jennifer) of Tell City, Victoria Flamion (Dan) of Huntingburg, Peter Schutzius (Lori) of Evansville, Kevin Schutzius of Troy, Mary Haag (Randy) of Washington, Charles Schutzius (Deanne) of Huffman, Sarah Heck (Todd) of Tell City and Kerry Kleeman (Brandon) of Troy. Her grandchildren, Jessica Schutzius, Jackie Schutzius, Rachel Atchison, Reagan Neu, John Schutzius, Aryn Dauby, Vic Schutzius, Samantha Schutzius, Russell Haag, Brayton Haag, Mitchell Haag, Randi Nelson, Brittney Smith, Brandon Schutzius and Emily Heck along with 15 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins along with her longtime friend and companion … her dog Hootie.
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to all of the staff at Oakwood Health Campus, Heart to Heart Hospice, Dr. Eric Kleeman and Dr. William Marcrum for all of their help, care and comforting assistance.
Funeral Services will be at 10 am on Tuesday, March 28 at St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy with burial at St. John’s Chrysostom Catholic Church Cemetery in New Boston. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 pm on Monday and from 8:30 – 9:15 am Tuesday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to SIRS, Letty’s Living Ministry or a charity of your choice.