Colleen Anne Schnitzer

Colleen Anne Schnitzer went home to Jesus on November 13, 2020, at age 61.


Colleen was born to John and Anne Kerwin on July 5, 1959. As a child, she loved to fish and play the piano.  


Colleen met her husband, David Schnitzer, in Schiller Park, IL.  They were happily married for 39 years, with five children: Ryan (Anna) Schnitzer, Ashley (Nick) Julian, Allison (Luis) Carrillo, Rebecca (Richard III) Bockhorst, and Rachel Schnitzer.  Colleen was “grammy” to four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.  


Colleen was a dedicated wife and a loving mother.  She raised her children to love the Lord.  Colleen´s favorite past-time was going to the beach.  She loved to bathe in the sun, read a book, and fish.  Colleen found joy in rescuing dogs and raising rat-terriers.  She loved puppies and babies more than anything.  


Colleen joins John Kerwin Sr. (father), Anne Kerwin (mother), Brian Kerwin (brother), and Kathy Lukasiewicz (sister) in heaven.  She is survived by her husband (David Schnitzer), brother (John Kerwin), her children, and grandchildren.  


Her family finds hope in God’s word: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”  John 14:3.


Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.


Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the funeral home with Pastor Eddie Heavner officiating. 


Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 933 Nursery Road, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or the La Porte Animal Shelter, 2855 IN-2, La Porte, Indiana 46350.


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