John Edward Schiuszi, 81
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John Edward Schiuszi, 81, Rochester, formerly of Winamac, passed away at 4 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012, in his residence.
He was born August 5, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., to John and Pauline Smeja Schiuszie. John was married on September 16, 1961, in Chicago, to Velma M. Carter, she survives. He spent his early years in the Chicago area and had resided in Mosheim, Tenn., for several years. He moved to Winamac in 1976 and lived there until moving to Rochester in 2006. John was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the VFW Posts in Winamac and Rochester, and the American Legion in Medaryville. He was the former owner of Zebon Concrete and was the contractor that built the Grotto at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Winamac, and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski.
Survivors include his wife, Velma M. Schiuszi, Rochester; four daughters, Vivian (Mike) Long, Logansport, Leisa (Phillip) Watterson, West Lafayette, Cynthia (Earl) Burdine, Battle Ground, and Venell (Josh) Lett, Rochester, two sons, Douglas (Lanie ) Brigman, Egg Harbor, Wis., and Chris (Linda) Schiuszi, Lafayette; 18 Grandchildren; 22 Great-Grandchildren; and 1 Great Great-Grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson Nathan Robert Watterson; a great grandson Kyle Downing; and two sisters, Frieda Heller and Eleanor Jarawoski.
No visitation or services will be held. Burial will take place in Winamac Cemetery, Winamac. Memorial Contributions may be given to Hope Hospice, Rochester. Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com Frain Mortuary, Winamac, is handling the arrangements.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2012