Louise Mary (Van Der Beke) Schlundt

August 9, 1933 ~ January 24, 2021 (age 87)


Louise Mary Schlundt, 87, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021, in the Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Florida with her husband and daughter at her side.  Louise was born in Mishawaka, Indiana to Gerard and Mary (VanGoethem) VanDerBeke on August 9, 1933, and spent her life in Mishawaka wintering in Florida. Louise was a wonderful Mother and homemaker. She was a crafter and artist with many skills from painting, ceramics, paper crafting to needle art. She had a kiln in her home where family, especially grandchildren and friends would gather to work on ceramics. She was a gardener and loved antiques. Louise and Bill operated an antique booth in the Unique Antique Mall in South Bend. She loved going to antique auctions and to the Shipshewana Antique Auction to supply their booth. On July 3, 1952, she married William (Bill) Schlundt in South Bend, Indiana. They spent over 68 years together in Mishawaka and Florida. They moved to Florida in 2016 to spend their remaining years together. Louise is survived by her husband Bill, four children, William (Drinda) Jr, Marianne Vogel, Steven (Kim) and Randall (Julie), 13 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Greg Vogel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Raphael Church in Englewood on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka, on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 10:00 am. The Lemon Bay Funeral Home in Englewood and the Hahn Funeral Home in Mishawaka are handling the arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit

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Mass of Christian Burial
February 22, 2021

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
St. Raphael Church (Englewood)

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