Marietta Louise Surenkamp, 89, of Seymour passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Schneck Medical Center.
She was born in Seymour on April 6, 1929, to the late Louis and Louisa Kasting Koop.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. On May 1, 1949, she married Erwin Surenkamp, who preceded her in death March 10, 2009. Erwin and Marietta ran the preschool Sunday school class for more than 30 years.
In October 1979, she was recognized for 30 years of dedication to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Sunday school program. She was a founding member of the annual Immanuel craft show and sold her artwork there for many years.
Since 1950, Marietta was a member of the “Country Club,” a neighborhood group of ladies meeting monthly, similar to today’s home economic clubs. In her early years, she enjoyed working her flower gardens. She was an artist and had paintings across the United States, both pen and ink and oil paints. She was a member of Southern Indiana Center for the Arts. She also enjoyed quilting.
Marietta was a proud farm wife and would often brag on how many bales of hay she did each year. She and Erwin were very active in Farm Bureau and attended both local and district events. They also were recognized by the Indiana Foundation of FFA as both donors and members of the Advisors Club.
She is survived by her nieces, Barbara (Kevin) Burbrink, Linda Brackemyre, Nancy (Richard) Stewart and Karen (Vern) Heber; nephews, Robert (Diana) Middendorf, Gordon Surenkamp and Mark Surenkamp; great-nieces, Jenn (Brian) Liggett, Jodi (Mark) Voyles, Traci (Dan) Fronczak and Cathy (Ryan) NeSmith; great-nephews, Matthew Surenkamp, Ben (Whitney) Heber and Josh (Veronica) Heber; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, Paxton Liggett, Cole NeSmith and Isaac, Rachel and Ethen Heber; and sisters-in-law, Luella (Willard) Koop and Cathleen Surenkamp.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Willard Koop; and beloved in-laws, Melba Surenkamp Hoevener, Carl Surenkamp and Elsie Surenkamp Middendorf.
The funeral service will be conducted by Voss & Sons Funeral Service at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Revs. Ralph Blomenberg and Jimmy Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until time of service Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran High School or Lutheran Hour in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.
Online condolences may be made at vossfuneralservice.com.