Nancy Joyce Schetat

Nancy Joyce Schetat (72) passed away surrounded by family on Monday, February 20, 2023, in Belton, Texas.  She was born on February 25, 1950, in Galveston, Texas.  Nancy was a long-time resident of Texas City, TX for 45 years.  She retired from Texas City Independent School District as a cafeteria manager and cook for 29 years, providing a friendly face, hot meals, and often encouragement to teens as they passed her way. She had a servant’s heart, spending most of her life serving others, faithfully in family support groups (Al-Anon) and volunteering other community service.  She provided personal care at times to the sick and spent 12 years training young children in Catholic doctrine.  She loved to cook and anyone who knew her welcomed a sample.  She loved gardening and healthy was her flowers in full bloom.  She knew no stranger and was willing to help anyone in need.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend.  Nancy was believer in Jesus Christ and now resides with the LORD in heaven.

Nancy preceded in death by her parents- Bo and Billie Crane, Sister- Judy Barrett and Brother-in-law Kenneth Barrett.

Nancy is survived by her husband; Oscar (Pete) Schetat of 57 years, Son; David Schetat and wife Shelley, Daughter; Catherine Boudoin and husband Doug, 4 grandchildren- David Schetat Jr., Micheal Schetat, Christopher (Chris) Boudoin and wife Meghan, Brian Schetat, and 4 great grandchildren; Malea, Brooklyn, Anniston, and Amenadiel (Bubba).

Sisters- Sandra McBryde, Brenda Fussell and husband W.L., Vivian (Jeanie) Majors and husband Jimmy

Brothers- Elbert Crane Jr., James Crane and wife Sherre, Tommy Crane and wife Joy, Ronnie Crane and wife Cari.

Including many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A visitation and rosary service will be on Sunday, February 26, 2023, from 5pm-8pm at James Crowder Funeral Home 401 Texas Ave La Marque, TX with the funeral service on Monday, February 27, 2023, at 10am.  Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.


  1. I’m so sorry for the family’s loss. I worked with her for 5yra at blocker. She was a great manager and friend. I will miss her so much. My prayers and thoughts are with yall. God bless.

    Perry Hall
  2. Praying for comfort for the family and so sorry for your great loss.
    I was blessed to have spent time with Nancy when she 1st moved to Temple. I’ve not met a sweeter heart or a more giving person. Always smiling and good natured, a good friend. She told me many happy stories about her children and parents.

    Pam Benton
  3. Our deepest condolences. Nancy was a much loved Al-Anon sister. She was a blessing to all.

    Cecil & Margaret Ferguson
  4. Pete and family, I am so sad to hear of your loss! Nancy is in a better place now, with no more suffering! She was a treasure to so many! She gave so much to me and the other Alateens many years ago! I will miss the service tomorrow, as I am traveling, but wish many blessings upon you all❤️

    Mark Hartman
  5. Nancy helped so many with her down to earth wisdom delivered with a sense of humor. We miss her greatly and remember her fondly.

    Janet Riddle
  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    LaRue and Leonard Sandgren
  7. I spent so much of my teen years at the schetat home . Nancy, Pete ,David and Catherine showed me so much love and care . Nancy treated me like one of her own . My prayers go out to the family . Nancy will always be in my thoughts .Love you Nancy .

    James Ambrose
  8. I worked with Nancy the past year and grew to love her as one of my own 💙 rest in Heaven sweet Nancy and prayers for the family. You will be so missed our Fancy Nancy!

    Kiah Cravens

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