Dr. Charles “Charlie” B. Schuetz, D.O., of Edmonds, passed away on December 28, 2013. Charles was born on April 16, 1950, in Kirksville, Mo., to Dr. Hugh A. and Elizabeth Schuetz. A graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1975, he established a practice in Washington State in 1976. Returning to Kirksville for a residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in 1983, he was the first to ever complete this program. Then in 1984 settled and opened his practice in the Seattle then Edmonds area. Over his long career he was able to help thousands of people. He requested that his office be kept open with the care provided by Geraldine Bright, BS Applied Science in Osteopathy, a Graduate Diploma in Osteopathic Pediatrics, Osteopathic Physician, Australia, and Licensed Massage Practitioner http://www.bright4health.com/. He had a very high respect for her Osteopathic talents.
Also, an active participant in the community, he was a member of The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry to the 32° at the Edmonds Lodge No. 165 and a Shriner. He was often at the Nile Shrine Golf Center where he was a member of the Nile Men’s Golf Club. Rain or shine, he would be out on the course with his brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Christine; and daughter, Elizabeth both of Edmonds; brother, Dr. Hugh A. Schuetz, D.O., and his wife, Deborah, of St. James, Mo.; sister-in-law, Nancy Friend of Olympia; three nieces, Chelise McKinney, Cheri Friend and Joelle Friend; and brother-in-law, John Leaf of Federal Way.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in the summer. Please share memories online at http://www.becksfuneralhome.com/. He will be dearly missed. In remembrance, gifts should be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, Spokane, Wash., Love to the Rescue.