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SULLIVAN - Charles Cruea Schlotman, 72, of Sullivan, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Sullivan County Community Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 3, 1945, in Crawfordsville, the son of Sterling Charles and Eleanor (Cruea) Schlotman.
Chuck served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He had a Master's of Fine Arts and was a retired teacher from Turkey Run School Corporation. Chuck was member of the American Legion, past master of Carlisle Lodge 3 Free & Accepted Masons, past most wise master of Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, 33rd Degree Master Mason, production manager at the Scottish Rite for more than 20 years, and a zoning appeals board member.
Chuck is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his best friend and wife of 40 years, married on Aug. 13, 1976, Rebecca Schlotman; son, Christopher W. (Rebecca C.) Stevens of Jackson, Tenn.; two sisters, Amy (Scott) Vergiels of Crawfordsville, and Dorana Sarault of Fowler; brother, Larry L. (Jane) Schlotman of Brookston; one granddaughter, Jessica Stevens; brother-in-law and close friend, Tom Shepler of Sullivan; niece, Sarah Shepler; and nephew, Jonathan Shepler. He is also survived by best friends, Perry Bovenschen and Harry (Carolyn) Wilson.
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, at Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan, with a military rite by the Sullivan, Shelburn, and Hymera American Legion posts and Sullivan County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. Masonic service and Scottish Rite will follow the service. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Scottish Rite Scholarship Fund, 727 Ohio St., Terre Haute, IN 47807. Contact online at:
Published on June 20, 2017
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