Denise M. Schnell, 56, Jasper

Denise M. Schnell, 56, of Jasper, passed away at 3:50 pm on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana.   

Denise was born in Jasper on October 22, 1965, to Donald and Mary Lou (Gehl) Schmitt.  

She married Larry C. Schnell on August 12, 1989, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.  

She was a self-employed Holistic Practitioner and JOY+ Coach at LIFEshift discover JOY in Jasper. She was a member of the Holistic Council and supported a variety of spiritual practice groups.   

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper, where she served on the Church Council and Parish Life Team.   

Denise was a co-founder of the Survivors of Suicide of Dubois County.  

She enjoyed spreading joy and love, teaching, outdoor activities, meditation, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.  

She is survived by her husband, Larry Schnell of Jasper; three daughters, Natasha Schnell of Zurich, Switzerland, Emily Schnell of South Bend, and Amanda Schnell of Jasper; mother, Mary Lou Schmitt of Jasper; two brothers, Allan Schmitt of Jasper and Christopher Schmitt of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Janet Schnell (Jerry) of Huntingburg; one Godchild, Kevin Schnell of Huntingburg.      

Preceding her in death was her father, Donald J. Schmitt, and one brother, Kent J. Schmitt.   

Funeral services for Denise M. Schnell will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper, IN, with burial to follow at a later date.  

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service time at Trinity United Church of Christ on Saturday.  

Masks and Social distancing will be required for the visitation and service.   

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ or a favorite charity.  

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  1. So very sorry you’re family is going through this tragedy and loss. I hope you find some peace.

  2. The world we know was forever changed by Denise’s love and caring. She will be missed but remembered. My heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends. Jeremie

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