Carmen Schentrup
2001 - 2018
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Carmen Schentrup died February 14, 2018 in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. She was 16.

Carmen was one of the school's 10 National Merit Scholar semifinalists.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, she was also a piano student.

The Miami Herald quoted a social media post by a friend: "Rest In Peace Carmen Schentrup, your family is forever in my thoughts and prayers."

Legacy mourns all those who died at Stoneman Douglas.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Feb. 16, 2018.
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May 26, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
I will never forget you Carmen. I love you.
Charlotte Nitschke
Friend
February 21, 2020
Happy 19th Birthday Carmen
Derek
February 15, 2020
Carmen, we all miss you, I am glad to call you my friend, you were so bright, smart and kind, I love you so much!!!!
Derek
August 21, 2019
As you remember your beloved one, may our Father, the God of peace, give you comfort and peace in every way today, tomorrow, and always. Please accept my sincere condolences.
March 31, 2018
Sending our heartfelt sympathy to your family for your loss of Carmen. Daily may God give you the comfort and help needed as you try to cope with this great loss. She will be lovingly remembered.
Lucas Family
Acquaintance
March 24, 2018
I didn't know her but, RIP. I pray for the Scherturp family
March 14, 2018
"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved and missed very dear." ~Unknown
Jade Evanes
March 13, 2018
Although I never knew you, by what your friends say about you, you were a lively and funny and smart girl. Your life ad come to an end so quickly and so soon, You are up there safe and giving comfort to those who need it the most. May I get to know you some day. Rest in Paradise sweet angel.
katherine wolcott
March 3, 2018
To the family,
My heartfelt condolences in the passing of Carmen. Please find comfort in the words found at Isaiah 65:17, "For look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be called to mind, Nor will they come up into the heart." God will make the earth new by restoring it back to paradise. During this time the bad things that people experienced (such as the violent shooting at Marjory Stoneman) will not remain on people's hearts and minds. Carmen and her classmates (those killed) will be restored to life in paradise.
Phylli Watson
March 1, 2018
The hurt you feel we will never exactly know. But please know that our hearts ache just hearing of this terrible act.
We shead tears and pour out prayers in your behalf. Begging God above to hold your hand and comfort you day by day. Philippians 4:13

Neighbors
February 28, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May Carmen Rest in Peace.
Jodi Slapcinsky
February 27, 2018
I've never met Carmen, but I wanted to send my condolences to her family and friends. Fly high.
Jordan Wook
Friend
February 27, 2018
I'm not related to the family nor friends but I was looking at the family pictures very Beautiful Family I can not imagine the depth your family loss I am praying for your family will feel the presence of God my deepest condolences to your family and friends also close friends praying that the faith of God comfort your family
John Robinson
Significant_other
February 26, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences, hope you are comforted by this few words. you will be able to see Carmen again.(ACt 24:15) I will keep the whole family in my prayers.
C W
February 26, 2018
It's a horrible thing to lose a loved one in death. Especially when it seems so senseless. Please know that you are not alone in your feelings. Even our Heavenly Father is feeling the pain. May he be a constant part of your daily routine, through heartfelt prayer, he is ready and willing to listen. May the constant love of our caring God, your family, and friends help to soften your sadness. Please know that you are in our prayers.
The White Family
February 24, 2018
S Rose
February 24, 2018
My prayers are with the family at this difficult time. (Psalm 94:19)
Jamie
February 23, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Carmen Schentrup. May the precious memories of the time spent together help ease the pain of your loss. Look to the God of comfort to strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time.
Tangela S
February 23, 2018
My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time
JOY HUGGETT
February 22, 2018
May Gods word sustain you, surround you and give you strength. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
February 22, 2018
tiffany hamilton
February 22, 2018
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Bridget Taylor
February 22, 2018
Were gen3M and more;
the universe before us.
We will make you proud,
Sing you loud, Blessed 17
Until we meet again ...
Ashley Mitchell
Student
February 21, 2018
Mrs. Schentrup and family. As my principal for many years I ask that you please accept my condolences. God bless you and your family. I am terribly sorry for your loss.
Naira Moore
February 21, 2018
Rest in Peace Carmen, heaven has gained another angel. Hope you are in a better place.
Dina Belafqih
February 21, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Amanda Annen
February 21, 2018
Dear Schentrup family, My heart goes out to you for the loss of your precious daughter. Our children are a gift from God, and from the photos it can be seen how much you love Carmen and what a happy life you provided for her. How well you took care of that precious gift! God understands and feels your pain also - His own Son died a violent undeserved death so that we may all have the hope of everlasting life when His Kingdom comes and His will is done on earth, as it is in heaven. I pray that you hold on to His beautiful promises and that they may comfort you. I also want to let you know that your family is precious to me and my family. I believe that Ferdie and Ann Schentrup are Carmen's great grandparents who sponsored my parents to this country after WW II. We are ever thankful to them.
Silvia Pipiras
February 21, 2018
Phil, April, Bobby and Evelyn. Words could never express my heart felt deepest condolences!
Harry Kearns
Friend
February 21, 2018
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful Carmen. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Nick Metianu
February 21, 2018
My heart breaks for the loss of Carmen and for the pain her family is suffering. Looking through the pictures I believe I recognize Robert Schentrup who could be Carmen's grandfather. The Schentrup family, Roberts parents, from Evansville Indiana, sponsored my parents to come to the US from a displaced persons camp in Germany after the 2nd WW. I'm so sorry for your loss, such a beautiful family.
Regina Hardy
February 21, 2018
With a very heavy heart please except my condolences. May the memories of this beautiful ANGEL help you heal. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Carmen will never be forgotten.
Judie Volpe
February 20, 2018
I amy so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your beautiful daughter. I am at a loss of words.
Amy Schleicher
February 20, 2018
No words can describe the pain!!! Our deepest sympathy. We are sooo sooo sorry. M and K Parisi
M. Parisi
Friend
February 20, 2018
May her memory be eternal. Carmen was a remarkable person. She is missed very much.
Heidi C
February 20, 2018
Carmen, your grandparents, Charles and Linda, my neighbor, introduced you to me at 6 p.m. this evening. I love them, too! They and you, will always be in my prayers! I will comfort them, and be there for them, always! Sincerely, Jim Choss
James Choss
February 20, 2018
Keeping your family in my prayers.
Kathleen DeSantis
February 20, 2018
We share a birthday baby girl. I know I don't know you, but I Grieve with your family and freinds for your too early passing. I'll send one of my birthday balloons into heaven for you. Fly with the angels beautiful girl. God bless you and your family and freinds.
Marina Sc
February 20, 2018
To the family,we are so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter Carmen.
Gone too soon..May she rest in peace.We are Sienna Jones grandparents
Betty and Luis Reyes
February 20, 2018
We are so deeply sorry and heartbroken to be sending words of sympathy and condolences for the
loss of your dearest Carmen.We here in Tampa are mourning her passing too.Our thoughts and
prayers are with you and your family.God grant you peace and solace in the days ahead knowing
Carmen is in heaven.
glady and Ernie mestre
Family
February 20, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the Schentrup family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the peace of God that passeth all understanding fill your heart and mind. Esther Graham & family (Emily's mom)
Esther Graham
February 20, 2018
May the Lord grant you all peace that passes all understanding....our condolences to all the family and friends.
Samantha Cutino
February 20, 2018
Truely sorrowful for your loss. She will always be remembered. - Denise Smith, Phoenix, AZ
Denise Smith
February 20, 2018
So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful soul gone too soon.
susanna renzy
February 20, 2018
Peace be with you Carmen and family and friends.
Barbara Hausler
February 20, 2018
Kaylin and I wish to express our sorrow for your loss..Words cannot convey the pain we feel for you and yours..we send our love and sympathies..
Kaylin and Colleen Brockman
February 20, 2018
I am so deeply sorry for your tragic loss. There are no words that can make this easier, all we can do is accept what has happened and allow it to fuel in us an unquenchable desire to make our world a better place. For if we fail in that, the tragedy is compounded. Strength, peace and healing to you all. My heart breaks for you. Angelo Castillo, Vice Mayor, Pembroke Pines
Angelo Castillo
February 20, 2018
God bless you with strength and love
Lisa Rodriguez
February 20, 2018
My prayers go out to all the family.
Debora Biramontes
Friend
February 20, 2018
Our prayers are with your and your family. May all the wonderful memories you have of Carmen bring you comfort in the days to come...
Cherie Buzaki
February 20, 2018
Dear April, Phil, Bobby & Evelyn,

With deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful Carmen. She will always be in our hearts and minds as she was a very special young lady.
Love,
Linda & Bob Schneider
Robery Schneider
Friend
February 20, 2018
We are truly sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is heartbreaking. Our heart aches for you and your family. We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day.
Blanch and Ken Fernandez
February 20, 2018
My deepest condolences to your family. As a fellow Parkland resident and parent it saddens me to know so many of our neighbors are experiencing so much hurt, loss and pain. Nothing I say can bring you comfort during these difficult times but know your family is in my prayers. May the Lord envelop you all with her warmth and love. DR
Denise Rodriguez
February 19, 2018
you are sitting by Gods side and shining down on us
Sharon Parsons
February 19, 2018
Dear April and family,
I am so sorry to have to be offering my condolences to you on the loss of your beautiful daughter. May found memories bring you comfort in time.
Brenda Helman
February 19, 2018
Rest among the Angels
The Brown Family
February 19, 2018
Carmen was one of the most intelligent yet humble people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. My heart is absolutely broken. You will be so very missed by all of your classmates, Carmen. It has been such an honor to learn alongside you for all of these years. We love you forever angel.
Kate Keane
Classmate
February 19, 2018
My prayers are with you during your hour of bereavement! My daughter and I are praying
February 19, 2018
May God surround you with His peace and comfort.
Kim Freeman
February 19, 2018
i Live in the neighborhood of East Pembroke Pines and saw a post that our local elementary school principal had lost a loved one at MSD High School. This news has drawn me in as I now feel that it hits home. I don't know any students there but now I feel as if I can morn Just a bit deeper. I can only get a sense of your great loss. I am praying right now that the Lord of all comfort will surround your family with the comfort that only He can give and that you will feel His peace in the days and weeks ahead.
Lisa Smith
February 19, 2018
We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. May you find comfort and peace in the happy memories you all shared together. Our heart breaks for you during this difficult time.
Melody, Orlando and Aaron Rueda
February 19, 2018
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.
John and Nikki Rizzo
February 19, 2018
I'm not related nor friends of your family but in looking at your family photos it reminds me that your family is similar to my family so I can't imagine the depth of your loss. Its one of the greatest paradoxes but only when we are the most vulnerable its when we experience the full presence of God is in our life. My deepest condolences to your family and close friends. I hope that somehow that God, your faith, and staunch support from your family and friends that you find a way to deal with your greatest loss.
Anonymous
February 19, 2018
I will like to express my deepest condolences for your loss may you find comfort in the God of all comfort that brings comfort to those in their time of need.
patricia stlouis
February 19, 2018
We will all miss you dearly. I cannot put into words the hurt we feel. One thing is certain and beyond any doubt. You are with God in heaven.
Mike Schentrup
February 19, 2018
May the love of friends, and family carry you through your grief.
February 19, 2018
My God give comfort and peace during these most difficult days and days ahead. In my prayers. God Bless
Darlene Stone
February 19, 2018
Our Sympathy to you May God give you strength in this time My family grieves with you for your Beautiful child
John Robinson
Significant_other
February 19, 2018
I will always remember seeing Carmen's shining smile every day at lunch from across the cafeteria at Hollywood Central. I was so impressed when I heard she skipped a grade and was even more amazed to find out that she was a National Merit Finalist. She would have done many other great things. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Carmen, always.
Mary Silvestro
February 19, 2018
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for the loss of your beautiful Carmen.Do know that your family is in our thoughts & prayers
Steve&Gayle Zeller
February 19, 2018
Our hearts grieve with you during this difficult time. We pray you find comfort in the wonderful memories and gain strength each passing day.
Kirby and Kanece Trim
February 19, 2018
April,
Your mother called us and told us what happened. We cannot begin to imagine the pain in your hearts. Your mother and Becky wept on the phone. We remember you as little girl. God give you the strength to heal. We love you.
Becky & Wayne Chapman
February 19, 2018
Our sympathy to you, may God give you strength in this time.
Our family grieves with you for your beautiful child.
The Ditto Family
February 19, 2018
I am speechless and have thought about her and her family very much, all my thoughts to them in this tragic time. Carmen seemed like a truly beautiful soul and she will never be forgotten. My thoughts with you and your family always.
Maximo Collada
Coworker
February 18, 2018
Carmen will truly Be missed I will truly miss her I have a heart for the young people
John Robinson
February 18, 2018
April,
I remember you well, and my heart is broken for you and your family.
xoxox
Sherry Rose
February 18, 2018
Dear April, Phil, Robert and Evelyn,
We are so sorry for your tragic loss. Carmen was a beautiful young woman inside and out. Cherish the memories of her as you find the strength to go on. Words cannot fully express the heartbreak and grief we share with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
Barbara, Lenny, Andrew and Laura Flescher
February 18, 2018
Carmen My Heart Out To you your Family and your Friends May you Rest Peacefully at God Side now and May your Family and friends receive the the Blessings of peace and strength through this difficult time These are my own personal thoughts and prayers also words from my heart Rest Peacefully Carmen Respectfully
John Robinson
Significant_other
February 18, 2018
To the Schentrup family: I am so sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for yours. I know nothing I can say will take away your pain, but know that Carmen is now in a beautiful place, in the presence of God. I pray that God will embrace you and give you strength and peace that surpasses all understanding. May He comfort you with beautiful memories every time you think of the precious gift that Carmen's life has been to all of you.
Annette Trujillo
February 18, 2018
I can not even imagine what the family is feeling now,but do know that my prayers and thoughts are with you all.Why would someone do this to innocent children.Know that God is near to you all.he is near to the broken hearted.
C Singletary
February 18, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Terrie Black
Teacher
February 18, 2018
It was one of hardest day for me as Dad and Parent. Thinking of you and all your family. Peace be with you.
Kevin Kim
Coworker
February 18, 2018
Mrs. Schentrup,
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the God of peace be with you.
Jennifer Hamilton
Coworker
February 18, 2018
God is close to the broken hearted and he takes notice of your tears. Please rely on him and pour out your heart to him in prayer. He will help you to cope with the loss of your beautiful little girl.
Michelle
February 18, 2018
Our deepest condolences to your family. There are no words to take away your suffering. May your memories of Carmen always be a blessing. She will not be forgotten.
Lynn+Lloyd Silvern
February 18, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Amy Schwartz
Coworker
February 18, 2018
I'm sending my heartfelt sympathy to the family & friends of Carmen. May God help you through this dark time.
Susan Havelka
February 18, 2018
Thinking of you and all your family!!!
Paul and Elizabeth Gillespie
February 18, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one, so young, not to have gotten to experience what life would have brought them. Their right to grow up, graduate, college, marriage, children, just to be able to live, taken in a selfish act of violence. It's a horrible tragedy. Just please keep in your hearts, where your loved one is now, there is no anger, violence, just love and peace. You will see them again, they will always be with you. Prayers for all of the Families, that have been dealt this selfish injustice.
Tammy Blalock
February 18, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one, someone this young has not even begun to live, and that right was taken away from them. Just know that they are in a better place, and that you will be together again. Prayers for all of the Families, impacted by this tragedy.
Tammy Blalock
February 18, 2018
Fly my girl
Schentrup family, words cannot express how sorry I am of your loss of Carmen. Carmen might be enjoying her time with God now and she will always be in your hearts. May god bless you and your family members and always in my heart.
Madison McCarthy
February 18, 2018
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss; I cannot imagine losing such a beatiful child. I can however, invision her in Gods embrace. I bet she is looking down at your beautiful family with warmth and love right now. May you find stregth in knowing that. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Branden Oden
Coworker
February 18, 2018
Mrs. Schentrup I am so sorry for you loss. No parent should every have to go through losing a child. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Allison Burke
Student
February 17, 2018
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. What a lovely young woman. She is your Angel now...we will end this...in her memory and for all the others...may you find comfort at this time.
Susan Singer
February 17, 2018
So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Diane Kordel(Vargas)
Coworker
February 17, 2018
Carmen,
I only know of you through this tragedy. My heart goes out to you, your family, and your friends. May you rest Peacefully at God's side now, and may your families & friends receive the Blessing of peace and strength to get through this, the most difficult time in their lives right now, knowing that in the days and weeks ahead, although much too difficult to see now, the pain will always be there, but life will get a little bit easier for them, with support, and most of all, with love. I'm so sorry this had to happen to all of you. These are my own personal thoughts and words from my heart, and I will be placing my words on each of the pages of the 17 lives that were lost.
Rest Peacefully, Carmen.
Respectfully, Lisa Evans
Lisa Evans
February 17, 2018
I wish to extend my deepest condolences to you and your family. If I could take away your pain I would, as a mother, I can't imagine, but understand the loss and despair you must be feeling. I pray that God will guide you and give you the strength to overcome. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your precious Carmen.
Cindy Myers
February 17, 2018
Briseida Maycumber
February 17, 2018
April, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. She will be your familys angel. May she Rest In Peace. Love and light, Briseida
Briseida Regalado Maycumber
Coworker
February 17, 2018
Gone to soon
David Heath
February 17, 2018
Our hearts ache for you. We are so sorry for your loss. Carmen was a true inspiration to everyone around her. She will always be loved and never forgotten.
Jessica & Caitlyn
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