School 31
Official Obituary of

Susan Elaine (Dorton) Schownir

August 22, 1956 ~ March 13, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Susan Schownir Obituary

Susan Elaine Schownir, 66, of Springfield, formerly of Huntington, Indiana, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, March 13, 2023 at her home. Susan was born on August 22, 1956, in Hartford City, IN, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Margaret (Herd) Dorton. She married Peter Schownir on June 20, 1981 in Hartford City and he survives. Susan attended Blackford County High School and graduated in 1974 before going on to Ball State University to get her degree in Elementary Education. She later attended Huntington University in 2009 to earn her Master’s Degree in Education. Susan worked as an Elementary School Teacher for Blackford County Schools, Polk County (FL) Schools, and Huntington County Community Schools until her retirement in May 2019. She also tutored students while staying home with her children for 11 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Susan is survived by her husband, Peter; children: son, Matthew (Aaron) of Springfield; daughter, Melissa of Fort Wayne, IN. Grandchildren, Remington and Adinia, of Springfield; sisters Carol Ann (Robert) Fuller of Coopersville, MI; Nancy Sutton of Pendleton, IN, and brother Kenneth (Cathy) Dorton of  LaGrange, NC, plus several nieces and nephews.  

Private family services will be held and burial will be at Rochester Cemetery in Rochester, IL. A memorial service will be held on April 22 at 1:00pm (EDT) at First Peter's First Community Church in Huntington, IN.

Memorials in Susan’s honor may be made to: Love, Inc. of Huntington County, and United Way of Huntington County, Education Impact Area.

Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Susan Elaine (Dorton) Schownir, please visit our Tree Store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Susan Elaine (Dorton) Schownir?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Susan's memory.


You can still show your support by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Susan Elaine (Dorton) Schownir

© 2024 Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home & Cremation Service. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility