Macullen Michael Schnell, 23, passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021 with his family by his side at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
Macullen was born April 23, 1998 in Sheboygan to Michael and Mardell (Guse) Schnell. He attended grade school at Kiel Elementary and Kiel Middle School and attended Kiel High School where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. Macullen played the drums in the high school band, jazz band and drums and guitar in the Kiel Waves of Rhythm. Macullen also acted in some of the musicals and was student director. He also played drums in a pit band for a community musical. He participated in Robotics and the Archery Club. Macullen graduated in 2016 with honors; he then attended Lakeshore Technical College in the Criminal Justice Program and academy. He graduated with honors in 2018, receiving an Associate Degree and finishing the academy. Macullen started his career with Road America working in security, which he enjoyed during his time at the track. Macullen was then hired on as a part-time police officer for the New Holstein Police Department in 2018 as well. Since being with the department he has received extra training including C.R.I.M.E 123 Interview and Interrogation Technique, Rescue Task Force (RTF), and Advanced Road Side Impairment Detection, to list a few. He was also one of the advisors for the New Holstein/Kiel Cadet program. Macullen had an interest in law enforcement when the New Holstein/Kiel Cadet program first started. Even while he was on medical leave, he participated in Shop with a Cop where he enjoyed interacting with the children.
He enjoyed the outdoors that included hunting, hiking, camping, four-wheeling and fishing. Macullen liked to spend time with his dog Dusty and enjoyed get-togethers with family. Together with his family, he had fun going to Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers games, watching NASCAR and traveling to a different state every year from the time he was born and on every trip they did a lot of miniature golfing which was his favorite thing to do. He looked forward to days spent driving and riding in the family’s ’64 Chevelle and ’71 Pontiac Ventura and going to car shows. Macullen also looked forward to regular golfing with his friends. He participated in the St. Peter’s UCC church band.
Macullen is survived by his parents, Mike and Mardell Schnell; sister and brother-in-law Mikayla and Fernando Alvarez from Appleton; and grandparents Richard and Dorothy Schnell from Kiel and Betty Guse from Oak Creek. He is further survived by uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roman Guse; and aunt Cheryl Guse.
Funeral services for Macullen will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8 at noon at St. Peter’s UCC, 424 Fremont St., Kiel. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. James McKenzie with a private family burial at a later date. The family invites people to watch the livestream of the service or it can be watched at any time.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday, Jan. 7 from 3 until 7 p.m. The visitation will continue on Saturday at the church from 9 to 11:30 a.m. when brief family rites will be held.
In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in Macullen’s name for a Law Enforcement Degree Scholarship.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Marshall Matthews and nurse Kathy at Matthews Oncology in Sheboygan as well as Dr. Longo and the medical team at Froedtert Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.meiselwitzfh.com.