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Jon Schuster, VP and GM of horse racing at Indiana Grand, passed away



Jonathan Blair Schuster, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at his residence.


Born September 5, 1958 in Brazil, Indiana, he was the son of William Schuster & Rosemary (Rohloff) Schuster.


He married Janie (Scott) Schuster on December 15, 2005 and she survives.


Survivors include mother Rosemary Schuster of New Palestine, father & mother in law-Chris & Sue Scott of Hartford City, children-Abigail Mangone (husband Agustin) of Indianapolis, Rachel Schuster ( Aaron Ege), of Indianapolis, Chelsea Smock (fiancé Neal Hennessy) of Indianapolis, Hannah Crafton (husband Preston) of St. Mary's Georgia; siblings-William Schuster Jr. (wife Donna) of Arlington, David Schuster (wife Becky) of Conroe,Texas, sister in law Kathleen Scott of Dallas, Texas, nephew David Schuster (wife Katy) of Indianapolis; Grandchild Brynnlee Crafton. He was preceded in death by his father William Schuster & a niece Shannon Schuster.


Mr. Schuster graduated from Warren Central High School in 1976, Arizona University in 1995, where he earned  a BA, and  also studied in the Race Track Industry Program.

He was Vice President & General Manager of Racing at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

for 17 years.


Jon's love of horse racing began on his 10th birthday when his parents took him to the track for the first time. He was so grateful to have been able to work in the industry he loved for so many years.


Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home,437 Amos Road with Joshua Georgen officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1:00 pm until the time of the service.


Memorial contributions can be made to Friends of Ferdinand, Inc, PO Box 162, Mooresville, IN 46158 or CASA-Court & Child Advocacy Group of Shelby County.