Albert L. Schnarr, 82, Jasper

Albert L. Schnarr, 82, of Jasper, died Tuesday, March 31, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. Albert was born in a farmhouse in Daviess County March 10, 1938, to Robert and Eline (Sendelweck) Schnarr. He married Shirley Freyberger May 23, 1959, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boone Township.

Albert was a self-employed farmer and a bus driver for the Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools for 40 years. He was a lifelong member of St John’s Lutheran Church in Boone Township, a deacon, trustee, and a Luther League youth sponsor for the church. He and his family were recipients of the Heritage Farm Award for over 50 years of farming through Farm Credit Services of Mid-America. He was a 1956 graduate of Alfordsville High School and a United States Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, square dancing, boating, tractor pulling, winning several tractor pulling trophies, attending demolition derbies, and going on family vacations. His lifelong dream was fulfilled when he saw the Grand Canyon with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Schnarr; one daughter, Cheryl L. Stemle and husband Terry, Jasper; one son, Jerry D. Schnarr and wife Patti, Shoals; three grandchildren, John Schnarr and wife Michelle, and Joanna and Anthony Schnarr, and two great-grandchildren, Michael Eugene and Kyle Luther Schnarr.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Marcella Hoffman.

Private services were held at the Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home downtown chapel in Jasper with burial following in St. John’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church or to Gideons International. Online condolences can be shared at