Vanessa Rae Schnell

Schnell, Vanessa Rae

Vanessa Rae Schnell, age 27, of 405 Columbus Ave. Brillion, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 11, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. She was born November 7, 1985 in Two Rivers, daughter of Rick and Paula (Schneider) Freimuth. On September 24, 2011 Vanessa married her best friend and the love of her life Justin Schnell at Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction. She loved working with autistic children. Vanessa also loved family and wanted to become a mother. That dream came true on Monday, January 7, 2013 when their daughter Marina Corrine was born. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction and was active in fund raising walks to benefit Autism. Survivors include her husband Justin, daughter Marina Corrine, her father Rick (Patti) Freimuth of Kaukauna, her mother Paula Freimuth and Kevin Kibilowski of Brillion, sister Camrin Freimuth and friend Will Sullivan of Oshkosh, Jocelyn Freimuth and friend Cory Martin of West Palm beach FL, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Sue and Dave Schnell of Brillion, her grandparents, June Freimuth of Kellnersville, Alice Lindberg of Kaukauna, Eugene and Conni Schneider of Whitelaw, Ruth Kibilowski of Kellnersville, Donald Schmidt of Crivitz, Lester Keller of Forest Junction, her bothers-in-law and sister-in-law Adam (Sarah) Schnell of Brillion, Kate (Ben) Altmann of Deerfield, Kim Schnell of Medford, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Paul Freimuth, Tom Lindberg, Chet Kibilowski, Janet Keller and Marge Schmidt. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction. The Rev. Becky Kindschi will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Junction. Friends may call at the church on Monday from3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and then again on Tuesday at the church from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Vanessa's name. Online condolences may be made a


Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Jan. 13, 2013