In Memory

Karl Schemensky

Hi Bob ....
I just received a call from Jon Hall this afternoon letting me know that one of our classmates, Karl Schemensky, succumbed to cancer on Tuesday, October 20th, in St. George.
I called a phone number in the local directory and actually was able to visit with Karl's mother who is 97 years old. She told me that per Karl's request, there will not be a funeral service, but there will be a private gathering for the immediate family.
I do subscribe to the local newspaper but have not seen an obituary. If the family does publish an obituary I will make sure to forward that information to you.
Jim Griffiths, St. George, October 20, 2015




St. George, Utah — Our dad, sweet and humble Karl Schemensky, completed his journey here on earth and is now pain free. He lived with chronic pain for over 40 years. Karl was born in Provo, UT to Verl and Fay Schemensky and has two siblings; Geneil and Mary Ann. He loved his sisters so much and would do anything for them.

He married Linda Lamb from Springville, UT. They were best friends as well as lifetime partners for 53 wonderful years. This union brought forth their three children; Danny, Amy and Billy, along with six grandchildren.

He loved the outdoors, especially camping with his family. He worked for Orem City as Fire Chief and Police Commander and made many lifelong friends. He loved his job and the city of Orem. He received the Distinguished Award for service. He made the city of Orem a better place to live.

Karl was an animal lover and always had one to take exceptional care of. He had an artistic eye and painted many beautiful landscapes for the places he had been. When he was unable to paint he used that artistic eye and made beautiful waterfalls and planters. His favorite flower were red roses and tenderly took care of them. I hope our Savior is letting him make Heaven more beautiful.

Per Karl’s wishes, no services will be held. Interment will be at the St. George City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Karl wants you to give everyone in your family a special hug and an extra treat to your pet. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.