Jacqueline M. Schoettle
1937 - 2021
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Jacqueline M. Schoettle, 83, was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Webster, Massachusetts, and passed on Jan. 1, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was a dedicated mother, Grandmom, sister and friend. Jackie grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from nursing school in 1957, becoming a psychiatric nurse. She is survived by her two children, Michael and Lisa. In 1968, she married her soulmate, Harry, who passed in 1996. She is also predeceased by their daughter, Jennifer Lynn. Jennifer had Down syndrome, and Harry and Jackie worked every waking hour assisting her to reach her full potential.

Jackie was a Girl Scouts leader for many years and helped develop the Clymer Library in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. She also enjoyed playing tennis and life at Lake Naomi. In 1984, Harry and Jackie bought a house in Fort Lauderdale, where Jackie lived full time after Harry's passing. She started a garden program at the Little School House and became an active member of the Fort Lauderdale Garden Club, working on youth camperships for Camp Wekiva, flower shows and as librarian at the garden center. She volunteered more than 2,000 hours at Broward Health. Jackie was an active member of St. Sebastian Church, singing in the choir for more than 30 years.

Jackie is also survived by her granddaughters, Vanessa and Casey, and sisters, Suzanne and Patricia.

A mass for close friends and family will be held at St. Sebastian Church April 8 at 10 a.m. It can be streamed on the church's Facebook page. Jackie will be interred at Pocono Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Little School House in Fort Lauderdale in Jackie's memory would be greatly appreciated.

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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Apr. 5, 2021.
Funeral Mass
10:00 AM
St. Sebastian Church
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April 14, 2021
So sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Schoettle! I will always remember her as my Girl Scout leader. Her inspiration and passion guides me, even today. I will share stories of our time together with my own GS troop as we recreate the Sunfish Pond hike she took us on back in 1977! Her positive attitude and can-do spirit molded a troop of girls who made careers paths in law, science, and art, among others. She had a profound impact on us, and I for one, am grateful to have had her in our lives.
JoAnne Bush

JoAnne Bush
April 6, 2021
I had the pleasure of meeting and staying at Jackie’s house in Fort Lauderdale in May of 2017 with a mutual friend of ours, Mary Byrnes. She was a a generous and gracious host and was very happy when I took over the kitchen to cook.
Clara Vazquez
April 5, 2021
Jackie was the next-door neighbor of my parents, George and Janet McLaughlin for many years in Ft. Lauderdale. The spoke of her often and we know she was a wonderful neighbor and friend to them both. They have both passed away and the house has been sold, but we will never forget the kindness and generosity of their good neighbor, Jackie.
The McLaughlin Family
April 3, 2021
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories
and Gods promise to return your loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13,14
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