Carol L. Schettler

IRON MOUNTAIN – Carol L. Schettler, 79, was called to her heavenly home on Sept. 20, 2013, after a 3-month battle with cancer. She was born on Oct. 26, 1933, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Skoglund) Uren, and was a lifelong resident of the area.

Carol graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1951. She married Donald Schettler in 1955 and they shared 57 precious years together before he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2012. They raised three children and spent much time traveling together. They shared their faith together at Grace Baptist Church in Kingsford and valued the friendship of their church family.

Carol worked at many firms in the area, including Medical Center, Bacco Construction, Farm Service and others.

Carol treasured her relationships with many special friends and appreciated their loving support in her time of need. She spent much of her time enjoying family activities, particularly watching her childrens’ and grandchildrens’ performances and sporting events.

Carol is survived by her children, Robert (Sherry) Schettler of Ixonia, Wis.; Thomas (Teresa) Schettler of Iron Mountain; Sandy (Tim) Finch of Mission Viejo, Calif.; brother, William (Marie) Uren of Iron Mountain; sisters, Ann (David) Bolander of Kingsford; Linda (Wayne) Makela of Iron Mountain; Lita (William) Bengtson of Quinesec; grandchildren, Stephen Schettler, Stephanie (Eric) Cumming, Taylor Jo and Trevor Schettler, and Allison, Andrea and JC Finch. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Carol was preceded in death by her son, James Donald (1960); brother, Donald; and her sister, Janet.

Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Grace Baptist Church in Kingsord. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Pastor Wynne Kimbrough of Grace Baptist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Cemetery Park.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her memory supporting the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet (DCCLC).

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.