In memory of
John Schuta Evansville, Ind. - John Schuta, 91, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019. John was born in Thompson, Pennsylvania on September 1, 1927 to the late John Frank Sehuta and Helen Mascella Sehuta. He attended Redstone High School and Cleveland Technical College in Cleveland, Ohio. John joined the United States Army and was with the First Army, Patten's Big Red One, as a communications sergeant in World War II. He later moved to Evansville in 1951 to work as an engineer at WJPS radio. He joined WTVW-TV Channel 7 in 1956 as chief engineer and retired in December 2005. John was an active member of St. Theresa Church. He received the Pelican Award for Catholic scouting and also the St. George Award. In addition, John received the Simon Brute Award for his service to the church. John attended All Saints Parish, St. Anthony. He was an early member of Operation City Beautiful and was on the planning committee for the city's Sesquicentennial in 1969. John was preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine Marie Holmes; son, Kenneth Robert Schuta; brother, Michael; and sister, Anna; and his parents. John is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Schuta (nee Forster); son, David John Schuta of Greensburg, IN; daughter, Julie Ann Kahley (Tim) of Rockford, IL; son, John Carl Schuta of Evansville, IN; daughter, Karen Elizabeth Joest (Tony) of Evansville, IN; son-in-law, Douglas Holmes of St. Augustine, FL; brother, George Sehuta of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren, Sarah Holmes Peacock (Justin) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Heather Holmes Krumholtz (Jak) of St. Augustine, Florida, Erin Kahley (John Thiede) of Madison, WI, Tanya Kahley (Aaron Johnson) of Rockford, IL, Emily Joest Smith (Brad) of Indianapolis, IN, Nicholas Joest of Evansville, IN; and his eight great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, with Father Jay Davidson officiating. The Retired Veteran's Memorial Club will conduct military rites. Burial will follow at the cemetery. Friends may visit from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711. Memorial contributions may be made to Keep Evansville Beautiful, 209 Main St., Evansville, IN 47708, and St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry, 809 N. Lafayette Ave., Evansville, IN 47711. Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com .
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