Rev. John Albert Schulthise, 81, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at Owensboro Health Medical Regional Hospital. He was born in Spencer County on March 26, 1934 to the late Ernest and Nellie (VanWinkle) Schulthise. Also preceding him in death are, brothers, Paul and Carl Schulthise and an infant sister, Elsie.
In his youth, John attended Sunday school and church at Trinity UCC near Fulda, and was confirmed April 10, 1949. In 1952, he graduated from Dale High School and later Elmhurst College in 1959. In 1962, John received a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Eden Theological Seminary. He was the fourth of five ordained minister thus far from Trinity UCC. His first charge was at St. Paul Church in Sellersburg, IN and later served in Berea, OH and Detroit, MI. John continued serving in the ministry and also in hospitals and in the health care field.
Surviving are sisters, Ruth Guernsey of St. George Island, FL, Betty Ann Stevenson of E. Syracuse, NY, Erna Cox of Terre Haute, IN, and Nelda J. Schulthise of Harlingen, TX ; a niece, who cared for him, Betty K. Brandenburg and her husband, J.M. of Winchester, KY and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. CST Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Trinity UCC. Rev. Paul Jahn will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. CST at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home and Thursday 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. CST at Trinity UCC in Fulda.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ.