Dorothy M. Schnaus, 92, Ireland

Dorothy M. Schnaus, 92, of Ireland, died Friday, November 1, at her home. She was born in Jasper October 18, 1927, to Edward and Caroline (Beck) Mehringer. She married Leroy J. Schnaus October 19, 1941, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died May 15, 2017.

Dorothy was a 1945 graduate of Jasper High School. She was a homemaker and a lifetime farmer on the family farm. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland, the St. Anne’s Society, and Jasper Daughters of Isabella, and the Jasper German Club. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Erny and husband Dave, Jasper;  three sons, Ken Schnaus and wife Marilyn, Steve Schnaus and wife Sandy, and Kevin Schnaus and wife Mary, all of Jasper; 13 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Marilyn Werne, son-in-law Glen Werne, daughter-in-law Gerri Schnaus, and one brother, Charles Mehringer.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The D of I and St. Anne’s Society will pray a rosary at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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