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Robert "Bob" Schettler

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Robert “Bob” Schettler, 67, formerly of Breda, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Pick. Pianist will be Jake Gute. Lector will be Sue Schettler. Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

There will be no public visitation. Those who attend the Mass will be required to wear face coverings and abide by all COVID-19 social-distancing practices. When circumstances allow, a celebration of Bob’s life will be held.

A livestream link will be provided at the time of the Mass by Christ the King Catholic Community Facebook Page at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Bob Schettler Memorial Fund, c/o Sharp Funeral Home, 226 W. 8th St., Carroll, IA 51401.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Bob’s family at

Bob, a son of Cyril and Marian (Reising) Schettler was born on Jan. 2, 1953 at Carroll, Iowa. He grew up in Breda and graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1971. After high school, Bob pursued artistic endeavors in joining his father Cyril in Schettler Studios.

On June 10, 1983, Bob was married to Rosalie Niehaus in Storm Lake. The couple made their home in Breda. Bob served the Breda community in numerous ways including serving on the Breda EMS and several artistic community projects. He enjoyed gardening, writing, music, art and bird-watching. Bob had been an active member of St. Bernard Parish in Breda in the choir with his family, and as a lector, Eucharistic minister and usher. His family and friends will remember his fondness for learning and music, and his willingness to be at as many of his kids’ performances and concerts as he could. Bob always had an eye for detail and a kind smile for his community.

Bob is survived by his children: Megan (Cody) Schug and their daughter Amelia of Des Moines, Lydia Schettler of Urbandale, Julia (Greg Walker) Schettler of Des Moines, and Evan Schettler, a student at Simpson College; his siblings: Emily (Bob) Morris, Bill (Sue) Schettler, Mary (Paul) LaLiberte, David (Kathy) Schettler and Cecilia (Wesley) Ehrecke; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Sarah Schettler, Denine Schettler, Greg Niehaus, Chris (Diana) Niehaus, Dave (Marilyn) Niehaus and Steve (Barb) Niehaus; his mother-in-law, Mary Niehaus; as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rosalie, on Feb. 11, 2004; his siblings: Milton, Charles (Arlene), Michael, Bernard and Darrell; and brothers-in-law Bill Galloway and Jeff Niehaus.

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