Erin Richelle Schlabach
Erin Richelle Schlabach, 34, of Goshen, went to be with her Lord and Savior at the scene of a motorcycle accident at 8:29 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.
She was born March 3, 1985, in Goshen to Bob and Sharon (Miller) Smith. On Aug. 30, 2014, in Goshen she married Eli Schlabach. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband and her parents are a brother, Lyle (Katie) Smith of Fort Wayne; a sister, Lauren (Fred) Unternahrer of Ligonier; grandparents, Floyd and Anna Barbara Miller of LaGrange.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dan and Shirley Smith.
Erin was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and was actively pursuing her faith, which included a weekly Bible study at Griner Church.
She was known for her caring heart for others, a skill that she was able to use when she was a certified nursing assistant. She also had the remarkable ability to listen to people and in her quiet nature offered them support. She was passionate about music and was involved with Life Action Ministries. She often enjoyed walking with her husband and others, allowing her to spend quiet one-on-one time together. She was currently assisting her husband with a milk hauling route for Eagle Transport.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, Oct. 7, at Griner Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Gordon Henke and lay leader Tim Miller. Burial will be in Griner Cemetery.
Because of her love for children, memorials contributions may be given to The Farm. Online condolences may be offered at
Published on October 6, 2019


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Tom and Mary Masterson
Oct 10, 2019
Erin we had the pleasure of sharing our lives together for a short time. You are a blessing to so many! I know you are in the arms of our heavenly father and someday we shall meet again. Eli, our heart goes out to you and your family. Many prayers are being said for you all.
Merna Peters
Oct 08, 2019
May God. Comfort Eli and all their families and friends. Remember all the wonderful, loving memories. ERIN LOVED ALL OF YOU AND GOD, AND SHE WOULD WANT ALL OF YOU TO LOVE GOD AND KNOW SHE LOVES YOU ALL. GOD BLESS you all. You are held up to God in our prayers
Pastor Samuel
Oct 07, 2019
What a beautiful person she was and a faithful steward of the manifold grace of God. Comfort, strength and peace to the whole. Sister Erin was able to break through racial and cultural barriers as she ministered compassionately to many. Her love for God and people is truly remarkable!!!!
Jackie Diehl
Oct 07, 2019
I'm so deeply sorry for your great loss. May our God of all comfort keep you, Eli, and all the family, close to his heart.
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home
Oct 04, 2019