Charles A. Schnellenberger, 95, Huntingburg

Charles Schnellenberger2Charles A. Schnellenberger, 95 of Huntingburg, died Sunday (January 12) at the Timbers of Jasper. He was born June 2, 1918, in Adeyville, to Albert and Sadie (Hobbs) Schnellenberger. He married Muriel Wood November 6, 1944, in Manchester, England. She preceded him in death on October 15, 2008.

Charles was a farmer in the St. Henry area and worked for Jasper Engines for 38 years, from which he retired. He was an Army Air Corps veteran and served in the European Theater during World War II. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, Huntingburg VFW Post No. 2366, Huntingburg YMI, the Huntingburg Conservation Club, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters, Andrea Nolan and husband Ronald, Greenfield, and Stephanie Tropp, Huntingburg; three brothers, Raymond Schnellenberger, Tolono, Illinois, Allen Schnellenberger, Williamsville, Illinois, and Nathan Schnellenberger, Jasper; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Jackie Tanner, four sisters, and two brothers.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial following in St. Meinrad Cemetery in St. Meinrad. Huntingburg VFW Post No. 2366 will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Vincent de Paul. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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