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Charles “Chuck” Schott

Jan. 29, 1941 – Feb. 20, 2022

Charles “Chuck” Schott, 81, of Carmel, Ind., passed away Feb. 20, 2022. 

He was born Jan. 29, 1941, to Charles and Helen (Kenney) Schott in Ottawa, Ill.

Mr. Schott attended Marquette High School and earned both his undergraduate degree and MBA at Xavier University.  His professional career began in education.  First at Streator High School and later at Waubonsee Community College, both in Illinois.  He then transitioned to the business world working in operations management and consulting in a career that spanned more than 30 years. During that time, Mr. Schott met many wonderful, talented people.  Through his work, he also spent extended periods of time in Europe, which were some of his fondest professional memories.  After retiring to Florida in 2005, he returned to his educational roots and taught history at Saint Anne’s School in Naples for two years. He was proud of the relationships he cultivated with his colleagues and students over the years. The privilege of having been a mentor to so many people and seeing the positive impact he had in their lives brought him great joy.

Susan Jane Moore, his wife of 53 years, was the love of his life.  Mr. Schott placed great importance on family and was very involved in the lives of his sons, often taking on the role of coach for their sports teams.

Mr. Schott enjoyed travelling and took up cooking in retirement. He was a passionate supporter of the Chicago Cubs, Notre Dame football, and Arsenal Football Club.  He was also an avid history buff and runner.  His greatest pleasure in life, however, was visiting with his sons and enjoying time with their families, especially his grandchildren.  Mr. Schott was an active presence in their lives with frequent visits and facetime calls.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Schott of Carmel; sons Brian (Meera) Schott of Chicago and Stephen (Jenny) Schott of Cumming, Ga.; grandchildren Olivia, Sana, Alex and Molly; brothers Terry (Carol) Schott of Manitowish Waters, Wis. and Stephen Schott of San Francisco, Calif.; and sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Richard Horton of Carmel.

A Memorial Mass is scheduled to be conducted Thu., March 24, 2022 at 11 a.m. in St Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 1870 W. Oak Street, Zionsville, Ind. 46077.

A special thank you to the caregivers at Copper Trace and Heritage Hospice for their care and hospitality over the last several months.

The family requests contributions in memory of Mr. Schott be made to the American Cancer Society Research, 5635 W. 96th Street, Ste #100, Indianapolis, Ind. 46278.

Envelopes will be available at the service. Contributions can also be made online at www.https://donate3.cancer.org. Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to serve and care for the Schott family.