Chelsea M. Rethlake

Sep 10, 1988 - Sep 29, 2013

Chelsea Morgan Rethlake, 25, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.

Ms. Rethlake graduated from Southwood Junior/Senior High School as salutatorian of the Class of 2007 and graduated magna cum laude from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2012. She had worked as a math teacher at Manchester Junior Senior High School for the past year.

She was born Sept. 10, 1988. Her father, Gary Rethlake, is deceased, and her mother, Pamela Heidenreich Zirzow, survives in Fort Wayne.

Additional survivors include two sisters, Amanda Hale and Meredith Rethlake, both of Fort Wayne; and her grandmothers, Sharon Rose Rethlake, of Huntington, and Stephanie Heidenreich.

A service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at 5 p.m. at River Community Church, 759 S. Lenfesty Ave., Marion, with Rev. Matthew Trexler officiating.

Memorial gifts may be made to the River Church Youth Group or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

Advantage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Fort Wayne, is in charge of arrangements.