Carl was born May 16, 1945, in Prineville to John Lester and Helen Loretta (Basey) Schnabele. Carl attended school at Paulina Elementary and then graduated from Crane High School in 1964. He then had a successful career in cattle ranching until his death.
Carl had many accomplishments such as professional saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and team roping. He was an avid hunter and accomplished gambler, and enjoyed branding with friends. He was a long-time member of the Paulina Rodeo Club and a PRCA member.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Landers) Schnabele; daughters, Kelli Rose and husband, JW, Katy Kafka and husband, Aaron; mother, Helen Schnabele; grandchildren, John Barry Rose, Tommy Jack Rose, TC Hammack, Taelor Hammack, Tiersyn Kafka; and beloved nephew, Dustin Weatherman.
Carl was preceded in death by his father.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Schnabele Ranch Headquarters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paulina Rodeo Club through Juniper Ridge Funeral Home, 678 N. Main Street Prineville, OR 97754.