Obituary: Mya Schiele
August 1, 2022
Mya Lynn Schiele, 20, Minot, N.D., passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at the family farm in Norwich, N.D.
Mya was born on May 14, 2002, in Minot, the daughter of Jessie Schiele and Shani Reisnour. Mya was baptized into God's kingdom on July 7, 2002, at Bread of Life Lutheran Church. Godparents were Kristy Baumgartner and Dwight Stroh.
She attended school in Minot and Carrington. While at Carrington High School Mya spent time in FFA and also became a mentor in the Sources of Strength program. Mya wasn't one to sit idle, working through high school in Carrington at the Hi-Way Drive-In.
Mya loved working with kids, and, in addition to assisting local families as a nanny, she channeled that natural ability as a caretaker for little ones at the Kiddie Korral 2.0 Child Care Center & Early Learning Program in Minot.
Mya shined bright throughout her life, bringing a loving energy wherever she went. Foremost among her many unique qualities was the deep, loving connection Mya had with her younger cousins. Her presence, smile, and contagious laughter was a beacon to each and every one of them.
She often exhibited a patience beyond her years with those younger cousins, that ability shined just this year when she spent time teaching one of those many cousins to drive. Mya treasured her special relationship with Casen, the kindness and composure she maintained while hanging out with Casen is something we should all aspire to. In spite of the occasional brother/sister tiffs, Mya was fiercely caring for and protective of her brother and partner in trouble, Parker.
Mya grew up riding horses on the family farm in Norwich. It was truly one of her favorite pastimes. Mya's favorite horse was none other than Turbo, ironically named for being mildly fast at best. As a member of the Minot Trail Riders Rodeo club Mya competed mostly in barrel racing and arguments with Maci about what horse to ride. Her pursuit of all things rodeo related didn't stop there, Mya also belonged to the McHenry County Saddle Club.
Some of her fondest memories were of fishing trips with Dad and long rides getting lost on the four-wheeler or stuck in the mud out on the farm. She was a farm girl who always had her nails painted (often times bright pink). Mya loved Marilyn Monroe and blossomed into a social butterfly, just like her mom. Someone else Mya looked up to and admired was her shopping and spa partner Brandi Mittleider. Mya is deeply missed by everyone who was blessed to share in her life.
Mya's loving family includes her father, Jessie Schiele, Norwich; mother and step-father, Shani (Curtis) Reisnour, Carrington; siblings, Maci (Nolan Mortenson) Haman, Amanda Reisnour, Parker Schiele, Nic Reisnour, Alijah Reisnour and Paige Studdard, all of Carrington; grandparents, Kenneth and Lori Schiele, Norwich and Cam Reisnour, Carrington; great-grandpa, Clarence and great-grandma, Della Wolff, Carrington and great-grandma, Darlene Reisnour, Carrington; aunts and uncles, Jacie (Jonah) Lantto, Justin Schiele, Stacy (Kevin Miller) Knudsvig, Scott (Belinda) Knudsvig, Koni (Doug) Aho, and Ashley (Ben) Doeling; a niece or nephew due in October 2022, along with too many loved cousins to count.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Myrna and Conrad Rudland; and great-grandparents, Ella Boerschig, George and Helen Schiele, and Lois Haman, and great-aunt, Maureen Haman.
A Service to Remember Mya's Life was held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 30 at Bread of Life Lutheran Church, Minot. To view a livestream of the service, or share memories and condolences, access her obituary at www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com
Interment was held at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, N.D.
Visitation was held on Friday, July 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Bread of Life Lutheran Church.
Memorials are preferred to Bread of Life Lutheran Church, Minot or to local organizations committed to assisting individuals struggling with addiction.