Kathleen Lorraine Schimmel, 53, of New Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Northwest Health - La Porte.
Kathleen was born in Michigan City, IN, on July 13, 1968 to David Cripe and Betty Jean McIntosh.
Surviving Kathleen are her children, Anastasia Bailey of New Carlisle, Zachary Bailey of North Liberty, and Benjamin Schimmel of La Porte; 16 grandchildren; mother, Betty Jean McIntosh; father, David Cripe Sr; 2 sisters; 1 brother; partner, Ron Gerald; hundreds of loved ones; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a Landscape Architect for many years. Kathleen enjoyed landscaping, bargain shopping and being outdoors. She also enjoyed baking Christmas cookies, baking thousands of cookies each year. Kathleen loved feeding everyone, including hosting Sunday family dinners. To her children, she was a counselor, hero, their "go to", and the strongest, bravest woman that they knew. For her partner, Ron, she was his sunshine, his life and his one and only.
Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
A time of visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Anastasia Bailey, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN 46350.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlercares.com.
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