Donald E. Schnell
Posted: Tuesday, Nov 13th, 2012
SISSETON, S.D. - Donald Eugene Schnell, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the Rosholt Care Center in South Dakota.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Anderson Funeral Home of Alexandria, Minn. Interment was in the Hudson Cemetery near Alexandria.
Mr. Schnell was born on March 30, 1938, in Amboy, the son of Roy and Florence (Eisenberg) Schnell. He then married Virginia Hahn on April 16, 1955, in Clinton, Iowa.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years Virginia Schnell of Sisseton, S.D.; sons David (Gayle) Schnell of Sisseton, Dennis (Pat) Schnell of Alexandria, Douglas (Val) Schnell of Fond du Lac, Wis.; daughter Amy (Mark) Steele of Osakis, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Gloria Moore of Aurora; nieces, and nephews.
He grew up and graduated from Lee Center High School.
In 1972, Don and his family moved to the Alexandria, Minn., area where they farmed near Osakis, Minn. They later moved to Fergus Falls, Minn., when Don started working for Mets Bakery. After 20 years with Sara Lee, Don retired and moved to Sisseton to be close to his son.
He liked to play cards and spend time with his children and grandchildren. Don enjoyed trapping and fishing, and traveling with Virginia.
Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria www.andersonfuneral.net.