Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Fredrick J. "Fred" Schoettle

Fredrick J. Schoettle, 74, of Greenwood, IN, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on July 6, 1939 to Harold F. and Florence Jeanette Sims Schoettle. Fred was a 1957 graduate of Cathedral High School and was the vice-president of United Home Life Insurance from 1981-1997. He worked for the Dant Insurance Agency for the past ten years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3660, Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, and served as a member of the board of directors for Catholic Social Services. Fred also volunteered his time as a coach for many of the St. Mark School sports teams.He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Thomas Schoettle and is survived by his wife, Sonja "Fay" (O'Brien) Schoettle; children, William "Butch" Schoettle (Carol), Chris Schoettle (Jody), Lora McKeand (Jim), Karen Parson (Jon), John Schoettle (Mary Ann); sisters, Mary Beth Bowling (Don), Perley "Penny" Bowling (Dick), Helen Gilkey, Susie Thornburg (Eddie), Theresa Hull; brothers, Paul, Mike (Jean), Jim (Pam), Ned (Anne), Mark (Theresa), Jeff (Liz), David (Jane); 19 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church.Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home where morning prayers will be said on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. prior to Mass. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harold and Jeanette Schoettle Foundation. Online condolences may be shared with the family at orileyfuneralhome.com.Published in the The Indianapolis Star from September 22 to September 23, 2013.