Michele Mae Schrandt

Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:35 pm

Michele Mae Schrandt, 65, of St. Charles died Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at her home. Services to celebrate Michele’s life are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19,  at Grace Community Church in Eyota, with Pastor Mark Young officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church.  Please share a memory of Michele and view her video tribute when it becomes available at hofffuneral.com. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service of St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements.
Michele was born April 18, 1950, in Tokyo, Japan to Clinton and Virginia (Neebel) Merrill. As a child she lived in many places, including Panama, Texas and Atlanta. Her family moved to Waterloo, where she graduated from Denver High School. Michele married Marvin Schrandt Dec. 27, 1975, and she became a homemaker. The couple farmed the Schrandt family dairy farm at Fort Atkinson for several years. In 2008 they moved to St. Charles to be near their son. Michele enjoyed making baskets and selling homemade bread at farmers markets. Michele had a passion for carving wood figures, leaving a legacy of many carvings for her children and grandchildren. She loved to cook for and feed her family and friends, enjoying the pleasure of baking pizzas in her wood fire stove.
Survivors include her three children; Bradley (Shelley) Schrandt of St. Charles, Jon (Kristen) Schrandt of West Union and Kirsten (Junior) Reynosa of Terril; and her six grandchildren: Grace, Callie, Javier, Damian, Jayda and Sofia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, Dec. 14, 2012; and by her parents and a brother.

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