Carl Schmele

May 9, 1938

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Carl Marcus Schmele was born May 9th 1938 to Marcus & Louise Schmele in Deadwood, SD. He was a great man, loved by his children, Sherri (Dennis) Wilson, Staci (Randy) Mangan and Steven (Tess) Schmele. He walked a path that was unique throughout his life. He graduated from Lebanon Union High School, went on to serve in the Air Force. He was a man who lived in the era where men learned life skills from their father, he could build or fix anything. He worked most of his life as a mechanic, but he was also a businessman, owning a VW repair shop, serving as Chairman of the board for Wauna Federal credit union and the Westport water board. He served in the Peace Corp in Yemen & Liberia. He was very civic minded and was proud that he passed that down to his children. In addition to blended families, he leaves six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was married many times. He was preceded in death by his parents, his third wife Karen, his sister Judy and brother Larry. Please remember Carl and consider a rescue animal as an addition to your family.

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