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Louise Schulze

August 13, 1926 — September 24, 2022

Louise Dietrich Schulze, age 96 of Erie, passed away on Saturday September 24th at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, on August 13, 1926, a daughter of the late Melvin and Mae Devoll Dietrich.

Louise attended Claymont High School in Wilmington, DE, and was a graduate of the University of Delaware. She taught Elementary school in Delaware for nine years and was involved in the USO in Wilmington where she met her husband, Fred. After the couple moved to Erie in 1957, she worked at the Church of the Covenant Pre-School for several years. Louise was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, leading Sunday school and bible studies. She was a charter member of the Church of the Cross and a Hamot Aid Volunteer. In her later years Louise formed a Neuropathy Support Group which provided hope and guidance for many who suffered from this disease. She enjoyed making greeting cards by hand but eventually learned how to make them on a computer. Playing bridge was also a favorite pastime. She will be remembered for her courage in living with numerous health conditions, her wonderful sense of humor and her warm and generous spirit. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Frederick W. Schulze in 2011 and a brother, Charles Dietrich in 1991.

She is survived by her children, Jean Murphy and her daughter Meghan, of Seattle, Wash; John Schulze, his wife Caroline Scibetta, John’s son Noah, of Erie and Caroline’s children, Charlotte, Deane, Briggs and Grace; her twin sister, Lucille Peterson of Florida; a nephew, Richard; two nieces, Libby and Margo; and a sister-in-law, Yvonne Dietrich of Maine.

Friends may call at the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services West Ridge 3801 W. 26th Street, (at Powell Avenue,) on Friday October 21st from 3-6pm and are invited to attend a service there on Saturday Oct 22nd at 10am with the Reverend Drew Himes officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Louise would like to thank Ken Smith and Patty Wenzel for their service as well as the staff at Springhill/ForestView where she was a resident for many years. Memorials may be made to Woodlands at Springhill, 2323 Edinboro Road, Erie, PA 16509, or the Church of the Cross, 5901 Millfair Rd. Fairview, PA 16415.

Send condolences at www.BurtonQuinnScott.com.

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Friday, October 21, 2022

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Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services West Ridge

3801 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services West Ridge

3801 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506

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