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Colleen Anne (Kerwin) Schnitzer

July 5, 1959 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 61)


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

Colleen was born in Chicago to John and Anne (DeHay) 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 Lukaiewicz (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 at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the funeral home with Pastor Eddie Heavner officiating. 

Due to Covid-19 everyone attending the visitation and funeral must wear a mask.  A maximum of 50 people may be in the funeral home at any given time. 

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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November 17, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Funeral Service
November 18, 2020

10:00 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

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