Denise M. Schnell, 56, Jasper

Denise M. Schnell, 56, of Jasper, died Wednesday, November 17, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper October 22, 1965, to Donald and Mary Lou (Gehl) Schmitt. She married Larry C. Schnell August 12, 1989, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.

Denise 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. She was a co-founder of the Survivors of Suicide of Dubois County and 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; three daughters, Natasha Schnell, Zurich, Switzerland, Emily Schnell, South Bend, and Amanda Schnell, Jasper; her mother, Mary Lou Schmitt, Jasper; two brothers, Allan Schmitt, Jasper, and Christopher Schmitt, Los Angeles, California; one sister, Janet Schnell and husband Jerry, Huntingburg; and one Godchild, Kevin Schnell, Huntingburg.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald J. Schmitt, and one brother, Kent J. Schmitt.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.. Saturday at Trinity United Church of Christ. Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church with burial following at a later date. Masks and social distancing required for the visitation and service.

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