Teresa Rose Schurger died peacefully at home on October 31, 2021, going to be with her Lord at the age of 77 years old. She was born on February 12, 1944. Her parents, Joseph and Emily Setele of Cleveland, Ohio, predeceased her.
Teresa is survived by her loving husband, Frederick A. Schurger. They were married October 7, 1972 and had over 49 happy years together. She had six children, Frederick T (Jeanne) Springfield, Illinois, Vincent (Beth) Greenfield, Indiana, David (Liz) Indianapolis, Indiana, Terese Marie McAninch (Thomas) Indianapolis, Indiana, Joseph Severin (Julia) Portland, Oregon, and James, Decatur, Indiana, and six grandchildren, Gabriel, Samuel, & Evelyn Schurger and Liam, Lucille, & Declan McAninch, her brother, Joseph Setele, and sister, Jean Setele, of Cleveland, Ohio.
She graduated from Notre Dame College in Cleveland and received her Master’s in Education at Indiana University. She taught office education in Cleveland before her marriage, briefly at Bellmont High School in Decatur, followed by many years raising her children. Teresa was very active in lead volunteer roles such as PTO and activities her kids were in at the time – too many to name. She then worked temporarily for St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church Decatur as Director of Religious Education which turned into a permanent role, she loved for eleven years.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, Decatur, and an hour before Mass at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall. A Rosary will be said at 3:00 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, on Friday November 5th, 2021, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Fr. David Ruppert will be presiding, and burial will immediately follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Sunday School program or Heart to Heart Hospice.
Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
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