Marietta Louise Surenkamp

April 6, 1929 - November 17, 2018
Immanuel Lutheran Church
605 S Walnut St
Seymour, IN 47274
Wednesday 11/21, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
605 S Walnut St
Seymour, IN 47274
Wednesday 11/21, 2:30 pm

Mrs. Marietta Louise Surenkamp, 89, of Seymour, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Schneck Medical Center. She was born in Seymour on April 6, 1929 to the late Louis and Louisa (Kasting) Koop. Funeral services will be conducted by Voss & Sons Funeral Service at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Wednesday, November 21 atContinue Reading

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Tracy Stam left a message on November 21, 2018:
Marietta was one of the reasons I decided to be a Lutheran school teacher and attend a Lutheran college. Her Sunday School class was the very first class I taught as she sat and listened. Throughout high school I taught children right next to her. Marietta was my mentor and I thank God for her service to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Kathy Strothmann left a message on November 20, 2018:
For a believer, death in Christ is a celebration, after life on earth has ceased! I remember meeting Marietta and her husband, Erwin, for the first time, my first day at Immanuel Sunday School, in the "old" school, at the corner of Oak and Oesting Streets, which is no longer. Both were welcoming and had a warm smile for me. Erwin would reach up and retrieve the large hand-bell which sat on top of a little brown square mirrored cabinet on the right inside wall of the double front doors. He would ring it, enthusiastically, to signal that Sunday School was starting. Marietta's piano talents accompanied many children's songs which were, and still are, my favorites. It was a double-honor, to have Marietta and Erwin as Teachers and Superintendents, when Bob's and my two daughters were ready for Immanuel's Sunday School. The Surenkamp's youthful natures continued, in the same tradition. They treated each boy and girl as if he or she were their own! I also remember when Marietta worked in the office of J. C. Penney, in the upstairs office, at the corner of North Chestnut St. and St. Louis Ave. When Mom took me to Penney's, as a little girl, to try on clothing, the top level dressing room was near the office. Often, I could hear Marietta's hearty laugh, over the partition. She was pleasant to be around. Her artwork displayed her God-given talents so well; yet, she was so humble. It is nice to reminisce about having known Marietta (and Erwin). My tribute to her (and Erwin, too) is: "Well done, good and faithful servant!" Marietta's life on earth has come to a close. She is now experiencing Eternity -- a place for which we all are striving. Bob and I wish peace and contentment, in the days ahead, to Marietta's family. God will never leave you nor forsake you! With fond memories, Kathy (Mack) Strothmann
Diane Zumhingst-Scott left a message on November 20, 2018:
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Gail Blackburn left a message on November 19, 2018:
So sorry to the family for this loss! Marietta and Erwin were my baptismal sponsors and such good Christian role models for not only me but many in Seymour. They dedicated many years of service, love, care and kindness to all those around them....I will forever remember them and how they touched my life. I am lucky to have know my them. Rest In Peace Marietta you will Be missed by many!
William Steltenpohl left a message on November 19, 2018:
I had the privilege of helping in Sunday School with Marietta and Erwin while I was in high school. Through my career as a Lutheran school principal, their modeling of Christian servanthood was an important key in how I tried to show Our Savior in my life. Many loving memories of them.
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Karen (Stuckwisch) Metz left a message on November 19, 2018:
Marietta was my first Sunday school teacher. Her smile never changed thru the years....beautiful lady inside and out!! She and Erwin always remained friendly, warm and kind. They always made me feel so good when I would see them anywhere. Best Christian mentors we could have had growing up! Thank you Lord!!
Voss & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services left a message:
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