STERLING - Kenneth Garrin Schettler was born May 24, 2001, in rural Comanche County to Kenneth Edward Schettler and Johnie Mae (Kolzen) Schettler. He was the youngest of five children and grew up in rural Comanche County. As a young boy he enjoyed playing cowboys and being outside. He was his father’s constant companion. He attended schools in Cache, Sterling and Lawton. After moving with family to Ohio, he attended Chillicothe Junior High School. Upon returning to Oklahoma he attended high school at Sterling and graduated from MacArthur High School in Lawton in the winter of 2018.
He attended Cameron University, majoring in Criminal Justice. Garrin was active in sports, playing baseball, football and running cross country. He was a member of the Cub Scouts and ROTC. He worked in the construction and foodservice industries. Garrin was a jack of all trades, following in his father's footsteps. Garrin loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, fishing, hunting and camping. He enjoyed staying fit with Taekwondo and exercise. He also loved doing volunteer work at any opportunity. He was a member of the Church of Christ, attending at Sterling, 8th and Lee, University and Sullivan Village in Lawton and at Circleville Church of Christ in Ohio.
Garrin always had a strong sense of right and wrong and always looked out for other people. He was kind and caring. He was a good and loving son, brother, uncle, grandson, great-grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. From an early age Garrin was very patriotic and was looking forward to serving his country in the United States Military up to the time of his passing. He is survived by both his parents; his brother, Jeffrey Dalton Rogers and three sisters: Sarah Elizabeth Rogers and her fiance’ Michael Patrick McMacken; Katherine LeAnn Schettler; and Callie Ann Schettler; a nephew, Avian; his paternal grandparents, Kenneth H. and Billie Jean Schettler; his paternal great-grandmother Linne Inez Carlson Lawrence; his maternal grandfather, William E. Kolzen III and his wife Sharon, and her mother Opal Capshew; his maternal grandmother Nan Gregorio; and his maternal great- grandmother Isabella. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.