Michele Lee Schmuecker

Aug 8, 2018
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11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the American Lutheran Church (801 Monroe St) in La Porte City. 


4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the American Lutheran Church and also one hour before the service.  


Private Family Inurnment will be held at a later date in the West View Cemetery.


may be directed to the family.


Michele Schmuecker, 42, of La Porte City, died suddenly on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center.  She was born August 24, 1975 in Waterloo the daughter of Randy and Jill Lee Sheffler.

Michele was a 1993 graduate of Union High School in La Porte City and attended Hawkeye Community College Dental Assistant Program.  She worked for Dr. Shawn E. Reese, DDS in Cedar Falls, for 20 years as an Office Manager.

She married Chris Bear in La Porte City in 1994, they were later divorced.  She married Michael Schmuecker at Hickory Hills in La Porte City on November 9, 2002.

Survived by: her husband, Mike of La Porte City; three sons, Alex (Taylor Cutsforth) Bear, Dylan Bear, Adyn Schmuecker all of La Porte City; one daughter, Sydney Schmuecker of La Porte City;  her parents, Randy (Bev) Sheffler of Blakesburg, Jill (Mike) Mikesh of La Porte City; Grandmothers, Shirley Mikesh of Waterloo and Donna Proctor of Blakesburg; one sister, Jamie (Casey Grote) Kotouc of La Porte City; three brothers, Jason (Sarah Harris) Sheffler of Arkansas, Nathan (Cheryl) Walter of Waterloo, Neal Walter of Miami, Florida; nieces and nephews, Natalie and Cole Kotouc and Gage, Dane and Isabelle Walter; father-in-law, Gerald “Butch” Schmuecker of Newhall; mother-in-law, Nancy Schmuecker of Fairfax; brother-in-law, Rod Schmuecker of Newhall and a sister-in-law, Connie (Dallas) Janssen of Waseca, Minnesota.

Preceded in death by: grandparents, Roger (LaVonne) Sheffler, Glenn (Betty) Lee and Milton Mikesh; one sister, Courtney Sheffler and one niece, Gracelyn Sheffler.

Michele enjoyed being a mom, crafts and antiques and spending time with family and friends.

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  1. Marvin and Sue Hrubes | Aug 15, 2018
    Sue and I extend our sympathy and prayers to the family of Michelle. We were so saddened to hear the news.  Way too young to be taken from her family and all of us. She was always such a friendly young lady. Rest in Peace, Michelle! 
  2. Diana Parks | Aug 12, 2018
    Words can't express the sadness in my heart.  Only tears.  I will surly miss seeing and talking to Michelle every time I go into Dr. Reese's office.  She was the perfect receptionist!  Always friendly and smiling.  Our sympathy goes to all her family.  May God wrap you in His loving arms and give you strength and comfort for the days ahead.
  3. Linda Boddicker Gessner | Aug 11, 2018
    Mike you and your family are in our prayers. So sorry for your loss.  May God be with you and your family through this time.
  4. Erin Wittenburg | Aug 11, 2018
    So sorry for the loss of this beautiful young lady with lots of life ahead of her. Our hearts grieve with all of you at this time.
  5. Scott E. | Aug 11, 2018
    I'm so sorry to all of Michele's family, you are in my thoughts. She was such a kind, friendly person. Always loved seeing and talking to her. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
  6. Heather K. Miller | Aug 10, 2018
    It is so hard to see and read this. I have so many great memories of Michele and can still hear her laugh just thinking about it. She was witty, kind and down to earth and will be missed by so many. To her family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers and I truly mean that. 
  7. Samona klinzing | Aug 09, 2018

    so sorry for your loss

    heart aches for your family an friends

    My love an prayers being sent


  8. Rob & Sis Leeper | Aug 09, 2018

    Michelle’s Family

    Sorry for your loss, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. 

  9. Bill& Millie Dagit | Aug 09, 2018

    Family of Michelle 

    My heart is so heavy today thinking of 

    all of you.   May God grant you peace.






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