Carmen Schacht, 79
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:18am admin
April 5, 1939 —
Jan. 4, 2019
CRESCO - Carmen Schacht, 79, of Cresco, Iowa passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at Accura HealthCare Center in Cresco.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Lindstrom Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Carmen was born in Vinton, Iowa on April 5, 1939 to Carlos and Dorothy Long. She graduated in 1958 from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Following high school, she went to work for Baker Paper Company. She worked there until she married Everett Schacht on July 8, 1967. Together they farmed north of Cresco. They milked cows and raised hogs until 1968, when they concentrated on stock cattle and hogs. She worked on the farm until her health wouldn’t allow. She then went to work for Decorah Community Action for 13 years.
She was very active in Immanuel Lutheran Church, teaching Sunday School and Bible School and was in a women’s group. Carmen attended two National Conventions in Detroit and Milwaukee for her work in church. She also was greatly involved in working with the Easter Seals as a Coordinator of Peer Support for 13 years. As the AgrAbility Peer Support Specialist, she provided direction and support to the AgrAbility Friends and Family Programs. She received the State of Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award in 1992. She enjoyed reading, computers, getting to know people and baking.
Carmen is survived by her husband, Everett; a son, Neil; a sister, Corriene Kos; a sister-in-law, Alma “Al” Long; and niece and nephews, Greg (Kris) Long, Brian (Lori) Long, Tom (Colleen) Altman, Mike Kos and Gayle Kos.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents; a sister, Carlene Altman; a brothers, Larry and Gerald Long; and brothers-in-law, Art Altman and Larry Kos.