Ulrich Christoph Schoettle M.D.
Ulrich Christoph SCHOETTLE, MD 4-1-48 to 9-10-11
An adoring husband, proud father, loyal friend and passionate child psychiatrist, Uli brought his unique blend of caring, humor, generosity and enthusiasm to all he did. He died at Swedish Hospital in the arms of his beloved family and the tender hands of the nursing staff on 12 East.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki, daughters, Elizabeth and Emily, son in law, John Dierks and son, Eric as well as his brother Peter. He is also survived by two beloved aunts and many dear cousins in Germany.
Uli's death came after a seven year period in which he coped with Multiple Myeloma under the watchful eye of our beloved Dr. Hank Kaplan. Despite the cancer and a host of treatments, Uli ferociously pursued life, deeply engaged with the people he loved. His years were punctuated with adventurous travels all over the world with Vicki and his kids.
Uli was born in Ulm, West Germany and immigrated when he was five. He grew up in Southern California and went to UC San Diego where he and Vicki met. He attended medical school and completed his Adult and Child Psychiatry training at UCLA.
Uli and Vicki moved to Seattle in 1979 and never looked back. A gleeful outdoorsman, he filled his weekends with hikes, ski trips and bike rides, endlessly appreciative of the beauty of the Northwest. He never wasted a beautiful day or any day for that matter!
Uli was deeply committed to his profession. He was board certified in Adult and Child Psychiatry. He kept a full time private practice helping hundreds of families. He was on the Clinical faculty at the UW and was a Board examiner for Adult and Child Boards. He served on many committees for the American Academy for Adolescent and Child Psychiatry.
He felt so lucky to have found work that he thrived in. He will be sorely missed. Remembrances can be made to: PATH, The Nature Conservancy or Room to Read. Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 24 at Plymouth Church, 6th and University in downtown Seattle.