Dorothy I. Schuder, of NilesPublished 9:00am Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Dorothy I. Schuder
Nov. 22, 1921 — May 18, 2014
Dorothy I. Schuder, 92, of Niles, died at 5:53 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles following a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 22, 1921, in White Cloud, Michigan to Emery N. and Marguerite L. (Petersen) Murry. She attended Vandalia (Michigan) High School, and graduated from high school in Chicago, Illinois. She then graduated with the last class of Epworth Hospital in South Bend, Indiana (prior to becoming Memorial Hospital in 1945) and was licensed as a Registered Nurse. She was employed in several clinics in South Bend, and then served with Orhan Kilic, M.D. for twenty-three years.
Dorothy was a member of the First Church of God in Niles, and had formerly attended the Grace Brethren Church in South Bend. She also participated in the Bible Study at the Four Flags Plaza. She enjoyed reading — usually mysteries — and crafts, especially ceramics.
On June 24, 1950, in Centreville, Michigan she married Evard D. Schuder with whom she celebrated the 47th anniversary of their wedding prior to his death on April 28, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and by two brothers, Emery Murry and Joseph Murry.
Surviving family includes her sisters, Sharon (Richard) Dircks of Niles, Marguerite Thomas of Reynolds Station, Kentucky, and Doris (Edward) Kramer of Shidler, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Maureen (Mrs. Emery) Murry of Portage, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.
The service for Dorothy Schuder will be at the Graveside in Milford Cemetery, Milford, Indiana at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, with the Rev. Robert Jackson of the First Church of God in Niles officiating.
The family is gathering privately, at an earlier date, at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles. Contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to the American Cancer Society.