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Lynn Schmale

March 17, 1962 — September 24, 2021

Lynn Schmale, 59, of Carmel, Indiana, formerly of Schuyler, passed away at his home in Carmel on Friday, September 24, 2021.

In lieu of plants and flowers Lynn’s family suggests memorials to be directed towards Family Wishes for later designation.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Schuyler, with Fr. Gerry Gonderinger officiating. Visitation will take place Sunday from 4:30 until 6 p.m. with a parish rosary recited at 6 all at the church. Visitation will resume Monday from 9:30 until 10:30 at the church. Interment with military honors will be in the Schuyler Cemetery with a lunch following at the St. Mary’s Social Center. Svoboda Funeral Home of Schuyler is handling arrangements for the family.

Lynn's Funeral Mass will be Live Streamed to the funeral home Facebook page beginning within 10 minutes of service time. www.facebook.com/svobodafh

Lynn Karl Schmale was born March, 17, 1962 in Schuyler, Nebraska- the middle child of Amiel William Schmale and Laverne Lou (Semrad) Schmale.

Lynn graduated from Schuyler Central High School in 1980 and accepted a scholarship to play football and wrestle at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska. He graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Teaching, with endorsements in Earth Science and Coaching.

His senior year in high school a freshman girl caught his eye named Kristine Renae Krenk, they became friends and started a courtship when Lynn was at Midland. The couple were married August 10, 1984 in Schuyler, NE. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. They had three boys Trenton Kerr, Ethan Drew, and Layton Karl Schmale.

Lynn enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 1985. He was a Sergeant E5- Medical specialist at the 82nd Field Hospital in Omaha, NE. He served in Desert Storm/Desert Shield (1990-91). He was in the reserves through 1993.


In 1986, he began a career with Horace Mann Insurance Company. Lynn started as an agent, moved to the Nebraska State Manager position, then in 2000 moved his family to a position at the home office in Springfield, IL. In 2002, he took the state manager position in Indiana where he and his family have resided since. He had a very successful and fulfilling career and was with the company 33.5 years.

Lynn had many loves: God, time with family and friends, golfing, fishing, playing cards, and of course football. He volunteered and coached travel little league baseball, recreational football, and the Pup's travel football team. Football season was his favorite time of the year! Lynn and Kristine traveled to all their boys’ games. 9 years of Carmel football, and then college ball with Trenton at Taylor University, and Ethan and Layton at Marian University.

The past couple of years he looked forward to time with family, especially with his grandkids Max and Bea.

Lynn is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kristine Schmale of Carmel, IN, 3 sons: Trenton (Emily) Schmale of Sheridan, IN, Ethan and Layton Schmale of Carmel, IN. Grandchildren Max and Bea Schmale, one brother Leigh (Julie) Schmale of Murdock, NE. sister JoEllen Day of Fremont, NE, mother-in-law Alice Krenk of Schuyler, NE, sister-in-laws Cindy (Reno) Judds-Krenk of Fremont, NE, Justine (Shane) Stouffer of David City, NE, Heather (Joe) Kasik of Leigh, NE, and many, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amiel and Laverne Schmale.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, October 3, 2021

4:30 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1019 Banner Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Parish Rosary

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1019 Banner Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Additional Viewing

Monday, October 4, 2021

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1019 Banner Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, October 4, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1019 Banner Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Burial

Monday, October 4, 2021

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1019 Banner Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Funeral Lunch

Monday, October 4, 2021

Starts at 12:15 pm (Central time)

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