Obituary: Louise Marie (Tschida) Harrington


Louise Marie (Tschida) Harrington, 90, of Noblesville died Feb. 25, 2015. Born Aug. 20, 1924, in South Bend, she was the daughter of Leo and Helen (Kekko) Tschida

She was a joy to behold, deeply loved, and will be truly missed by her family and many friends. She graduated from Riley High School, and played many sports, including softball and track (IGAA long jump champion). Before starting a family, she worked for the Studebaker Corporation, and later in life worked for the State of Indiana, as well as at Penn High School in Mishawaka. With an eye for great design, she was an accomplished seamstress who enjoyed decorating and gardening. Dancing and golf were favorite activities throughout her lifetime.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Harold W. Harrington; daughters, Sandra (Don) Huyvaert and Pam (Doug) Niccum; grandchildren, Jason (Nicol) Huyvaert, Stacy (Marc) Bogard, Jaime Huyvaert and Nikki (Kevin) Coquillard; 10 great grandchildren, and niece, Sue (Chris) Darnold.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Helen (Tschida) Madaras. A native of South Bend,

The family extends its sincere and heartfelt thanks to Mia Haggerty, Kristin Braiman, Paula McCarter and Arline Hill, RN for their care of Louise during this past year. Each of them touched their lives in a very special way.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. March 2 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Spring Mill Rd., Westfield. Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. March 1 at Flanner and Buchanan – Hamilton Memorial Park, 4180 Westfield Rd., with a prayer service at 5 p.m. Online condolences may be made at