Maurine Schottke, 101, of Norwalk, died Monday evening, Jan. 21, 2013, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
She was born June 16, 1911, in Fort Recovery, Ohio, daughter of the late Adam and Eva (Badger) Rainsberger. She married the Rev. Earl F. Schottke on July 20, 1938, and raised four children. She began her teaching career in 1933 in Dayton, Ohio, taught in Logan, Kirkersville, Washington Court House and Bradford, and retired from Berlin Heights School District in 1987.
She began her college education at Miami University of Ohio and received advanced certifications in special education and learning disabilities from Bowling Green State University.
Maurine worked as a Christian educator in many churches throughout Ohio.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Norwalk for 37 years and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by her children, Rachel Thompson, of Topeka, Kan., Miriam Chavira of Fort Meyers, Fla., Martha Peterson, of Foster, R.I., and David Schottke, of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren, Andrew Lover, of Singapore, and Cindy Walbridge, of Warwick, R.I.; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Zachery Walbridge; a brother, Lynn (Irene) Rainsberger, of Wilmington, Ohio; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, the Rev. Earl F. Schottke in 1999; brother, Dale; and a sister, Isabelle.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 28, at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, and from 10 a.m. Tuesday Jan, 29, until services at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd., Norwalk. The Rev. Adrian N. Doll, pastor of the church, will officiate. A graveside service will be at noon Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Blanchester, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Presbyterian World Mission, The Salvation Army or Stein Hospice.
Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.