David Allen Schakel

May 12, 1995 ~ July 31, 2020 (age 25)


David Allen Schakel, 25, Rochester, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph, Michigan.

David was born on May 12, 1995, in Rochester, Indiana.  He graduated from Caston High School in 2013. In his younger years, he enjoyed 4-wheelers, fishing, and hunting. He loved music, playing video games, and working as a farmhand on his aunt and uncle's farm.  

Survivors include his mother, Virginia Schakel, (companion, Bill Roush), Rochester; father, Eric Bowen, Fulton; grandparents, Sharon Grimes, Warsaw; Ed Schakel, South Bend; and Brenda Reffitt, Rochester; sister, Tabatha Bowen, Fulton; aunts, Stephanie (Chuck) Ault, Warsaw; and Ellen (Paul) Slisher, Rochester; uncles, Gene Schakel; Beech Grove; several great aunts and uncles; and several cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold W. Reffitt; uncle, Marcus Reffitt, and cousin, Olivia Prenatt. 

Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at McClain Funeral Home, 3500 West State Road 16, Denver.  Due the COVID-19 health crisis, the public is required to wear a face mask when attending visitation and/or funeral service.  If you feel uncomfortable attending the visitation due to health risks, please visit our website where you can leave a message of condolence for the family.  

A private family service will be held with Hector Fernandez officiating.  

Memorial contributions may be made to The Cross in Rochester, Indiana, for Celebrate Recovery.

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August 4, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McClain Funeral Home
3500 W. State Road 16
Denver, IN 46926

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