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Thomas Edward Schinbeckler, DDS, 51, of Carmel, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1958 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Keith E. â€śPickleâ€ť and JoAnne (Witte) Schinbeckler.
He grew up in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1976. He then attended Indiana University where he received a dual degree in chemistry and biology in 1981 and in 1985 he received his doctorate in dentistry. He first was the owner of Southern Smiles for 15 years in Hilton Head Island, S.C. and then moved back to Indiana where he has owned Nora Family Dentistry since January 2002. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, ADA, Knights of Columbus - 4th degree, Indiana Dental Association and Indianapolis District Dental Society. He enjoyed cars, racing, Legos and puzzles, Jaguars and his three children.
Survivors include his three children, Sarah A., Christian T. and Rachael L. Schinbeckler, all of Carmel; former wife, Amy Schinbeckler, Carmel; brother, H. David Schinbeckler of Mindemoya, Ontario, Canada; aunt, Carole Schinbeckler of Columbia City; cousin, Dr. Gary (Lesley) Schinbeckler of Greenwood; two nieces; five nephews; special friends, Susie and Laura Lee Stevens of Fishers.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Robertson Chapel, St. Lukeâ€™s United Methodist Church, 100 W 86th, Indianapolis with Dr. Carolyn Scanlan officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City.
Memorials may be given in memory of Dr. Schinbeckler to The Peabody Library, 1160 E SR 205, Columbia City, IN 46725 or The Timmy Foundation, 22 E 22nd Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46202. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.