Michele Schmuecker, 42, of La Porte City, died suddenly on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center. She was born August 24, 1975 in Waterloo the daughter of Randy and Jill Lee Sheffler.

Michele was a 1993 graduate of Union High School and attended Hawkeye Community College Dental Assistant Program. She worked for Dr. Shawn E. Reese, DDS in Cedar Falls, for 20 years as an Office Manager.

She married Chris Bear in La Porte City in 1994, they were later divorced. She married Michael Schmuecker at Hickory Hills in La Porte City on November 9, 2002.

Michele is survived by her husband, Mike of La Porte City; three sons, Alex (Taylor Cutsforth) Bear, Dylan Bear and Adyn Schmuecker all of La Porte City; one daughter, Sydney Schmuecker of La Porte City; her parents, Randy (Bev) Sheffler of Blakesburg, Jill (Mike) Mikesh of La Porte City; Grandmothers, Shirley Mikesh of Waterloo and Donna Proctor of Blakesburg; one sister, Jamie (Casey Grote) Kotouc of La Porte City; three brothers, Jason (Sarah Harris) Sheffler of Arkansas, Nathan (Cheryl) Walter of Waterloo, Neal Walter of Miami, Florida; nieces and nephews, Natalie and Cole Kotouc and Gage, Dane and Isabelle Walter; father-in-law, Gerald “Butch” Schmuecker of Newhall; mother-in-law, Nancy Schmuecker of Fairfax; brother-in-law, Rod Schmuecker of Newhall and a sister-in-law, Connie (Dallas) Janssen of Waseca, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Roger (LaVonne) Sheffler, Glenn (Betty) Lee and Milton Mikesh; one sister, Courtney Sheffler and one niece, Gracelyn Sheffler.

Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the American Lutheran Church (801 Monroe St) in La Porte City. Public visitation will be held from 4-7 PM Tuesday at the American Lutheran Church and also one hour before the service. Private Family Inurnment will be held at a later date in the West View Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Michele enjoyed being a mom, crafts and antiques and spending time with family and friends.
La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.