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Jack E. Schnepf

November 28, 2011

    Jack Edward Schnepf, 89, passed away on November 24, 2011, in Louisville, Kentucky.
    Jack was born on October 11, 1922, in Alvord, Iowa. He was one of 10 children born to William and Stella Schnepf.
    The family relocated to Decatur, where he remained until 2006. He then moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to be closer to family.
    Jack was a farmer, a General Electric worker, and a Central Soya employee, and eventually became an artist, weaving unique works of art.
    He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur, a World War II veteran, and a 60-year-plus member of American Legion Post 43 in Decatur.
    Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Hammond Schnepf.
    He is survived by his children, Tom Schnepf (Billy Hertz) of Louisville, Kentucky; Dr. Michael Schnepf of Northport, Alabama; and Ann Schnepf (Tom Pfannerstill) of Louisville, Kentucky. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Thomas (Adrienne) Pfannerstill and Lauren Pfannerstil, and one great-granddaughter, Madelyn. Surviving siblings include his brother, Dr. Roger (Greta) Schnepf of Huntington,, and his sister, Marjorie Olson of Fort Collins, Colorado, plus many nieces and nephews.
    Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, 225 W. Adams St. Decatur, Indiana, followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. in the funeral home.
    A celebration of his life will be conducted at a later date in Gallery Hertz for the many friends he made in Louisville.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Color Guard at Post 43.

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