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Ambulance service mourns leader who died in Indianapolis after giving birth in Seymour

Ambulance service mourns leader who died in Indianapolis after giving birth in Seymour

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (WISH) — A Scott County EMS administrator died Tuesday night at an Indianapolis hospital after giving birth in Seymour, according to social media posts Wednesday from her husband and the county-owned ambulance service.

Devonnia Tscheulin, a paramedic who was deputy chief at Scott County EMS, died at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital-Indianapolis after complications from giving birth at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. Her husband, Michael Tscheulin, said Maverick Edward Tscheulin is the couple’s third child.

Michael’s post added, “Maverick was born at Schneck Hospital in Seymour on August 14. Immediately following his birth, Devonnia was airlifted to Indianapolis.”

Nicholas Oleck, a paramedic who is chief of Scott County EMS, posted on social media, “Devonnia understood what it took to be a selfless leader, and flourished in that department. She carried our crews through everything they needed, and more.”

Oleck says the ambulance service will retire her number, 9102.

Devonnia had served Scott County EMS since 2010, and was promoted to deputy director in 2017, the ambulance service’s website says.

Visitation for Devonnia will be from 2-7 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church. The funeral service will start at noon Saturday at the church.

Scottsburg Fire & Rescue posted on social media on Friday that a procession to the cemetery will run from First Christian Church of Scottsburg, 255 W. McClain Ave., turn west onto State Road 56, then north on North Mount Road, then west on East Little York Road, then north on North Pumpkin Center Road, then west on Pull Tight Road. The graveside service at New Hope Cemetery will be for family only. The Fire & Rescue post did not give a time for the procession.

Her obituary from Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg says, “Memorial Contributions to the Devonnia Tscheulin Memorial Fund in c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana. Checks can be made out to the Scott County Community Foundation. There will be a scholarship set up in Devonnia’s name for Scott County students wishing to further their education in the emergency service career field.”

Scott County, which has about 24,300 residents, is about 25 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, on I-65.