colleen t. schlabaugh
Colleen T. Schlabaugh, 84
May 12, 1928 - April 21, 2013
ELKHART — Colleen T. Schlabaugh, 84, died Sunday morning, April 21, 2013, in her home.
She was born May 12, 1928, in Milwaukee to Clarence and Tressa (Anderson) Perkins. On April 20, 1946, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elkhart, she married Donald Schlabaugh. He died Dec. 29, 2007.
She is survived by a son, Robert M. Schlabaugh of Edwardsburg, Mich.; a daughter, Diane C. (Jeff) Blankenberger of Kokomo; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Janice Schlabaugh; daughter Donna L. Weldy; sister Rosemary Flauding; and two brothers, John and James Perkins.
She was a 1945 graduate of Concord High School. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Elkhart Moose Lodge. She worked at Whitehall Laboratories for 30 years before retiring in 1986. She was a faithful volunteer at the Window and Rescue Mission, where she enjoyed serving meals.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, followed by a rosary service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Anthony Steinacker will officiate. Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Foundation.
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