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James D. Schetzsle

January 3, 1954 ~ October 9, 2019 (age 65)

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James D. "Jim" Schetzsle, 65, of Warsaw, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at his residence.  He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, at the Norfolk Naval Hospital, on January 3, 1954, to John B. and Carol (Denney) Schetzsle.

Jim was a 1972 graduate of Wabash High School.  He retired from John B. Schetzsle & Sons.  Jim also worked and sold cars for Steve Pusnak.  Jim enjoyed woodworking and was a skilled woodworker.  

Jim is survived by his parents, John and Carol; two brothers, Edward D. Schetzsle, of Corpus Christie, Texas and Richard B. Schetzsle, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; three sisters, Christina  (James) Snavely-Hite, of North Webster; Anita Schetzsle, of Peru and Mary (Christian) Reismeier, of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Jim was a loving Uncle and is survived by the following nieces, Jennifer (Chittick) Driscoll, Eileen R. Smith, Stephanie (Schetzsle) Cruz, Anna (Snavely) Coello, Brittany Schetzsle, Holly Schetzsle, Courtney Schetzsle, Jami (Chittick) Gatchel, Sarah Snavely, Lisa Snavely, and Elise Reismeier; nephews, Jonathon Schetzsle, Scott Schetzsle, Kyle Snavely and Jeramie Chittick.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda S. Schetzsle-Smith.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 191 North Cass Street, Wabash, Indiana, with Father Levi Nkwocha officiating.  Burial will follow at Falls Cemetery, in Wabash.  

Calling hours for friends and family will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., with the Recitation of the Rosary at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

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October 12, 2019

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Recitation of the Rosary
October 12, 2019

5:30 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
October 13, 2019

1:00 PM

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