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Kenneth R. Schnoor

January 14, 1958 - April 17, 2017

Kenneth R. Schnoor, 59, of Riverton, died at 5:00 pm, Monday, April 17, 2017 at his home. He was born January 14, 1958 in Davenport, IA, to Robert John and Norma Jean Williams Schnoor and his father precedes him in death. He married Patricia Graff on December 12, 1997 and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Kyle (fiancé’ Renee Moore) Schnoor of Jamestown, IN and Robert Schnoor of Springfield; mother, Norma Schnoor of Corpus Christi, TX; two sisters, Bonnie (Fiancé Mike Crawford) Hall of Iowa City, IA and Sandy (Angelo) Ayalla of Corpus Christi, TX; four grandchildren and extended family.

Kenneth was a born leader and gifted with a mechanical aptitude to fix anything. His hard work ethic was formed in his childhood working on the family farm in Walcott, IA. He was an eloquent speaker and full of wit and charm. During his high school years at Davenport West he excelled in extemporaneous speaking and was the Captain of his debate team – winning one debate single handedly when the rest of the team was absent. At 15 he pulled a 1937 Farmall F-20 out of a brush pile and through his shear will and determination brought it back to life, He showed it as a 4-H project. It won top honors and he drove it in the fair parade. His love for farm and tractors never swayed. He restored numerous tractors in his lifetime and in recent years drove his pride and joy 1949 John Deere D at the IL State Fair where it received best of show.

He turned his love for motors and machines into his livelihood. He combined his mechanical aptitude with his charm and cunning art for making a deal, to become a successful, self-made business man in the auto industry.

Kenne was a man who would not quit and would not lose. He was a provider, care giver, and had a heart of gold. He loved his wife and his sons. He loved to cook. His food, how he prepared it, and how he presented it was something that could never be duplicated. It was as special and unique as him. His secret ingredient was love and he loved seeing the faces on the people when they ate his food. It brought him great joy not just to cook for others but help others any way he could. At the age of 40 Kenne was baptized, confirmed, and formed a strong personal relationship with God. As a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, he served many years as an Elder and the Property Chairman and church “chef”.

His love of God and his faith in Christ as his Lord and savior brought him serenity and peace in his final days. He left the world quietly and gracefully to go home to God to get his crown of glory.

Visitation: 4-7 pm, Friday, April 21, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman.

Funeral Service: 7 pm, Friday, April 21, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman with Pastor James Stuenkel officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to FAR, Foundation for Alcoholism Research.

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Address:

500 South Sherman Blvd.
Sherman, IL 62684

217-496-3149 Map


Service Information

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

Time: 07:00 pm

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Address:

500 South Sherman Blvd.
Sherman, IL 62684

217-496-3149 Map


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to FAR, Foundation for Alcoholism Research.


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