MARCUS -- Ed Schnoes, 81, of Marcus, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at his home in Marcus following a brief illness with cancer.
Edward Jacob Schnoes was born June 30, 1923, at Granville, the son of Edward and Kathryn (Schlichte) Schnoes. He was educated in Granville and Marcus, graduating from high school in 1942. Ed worked as a farm hand until enlisting in the U.S. Army on July 28, 1944. He served overseas in the European Theater with Company A of the 330th Infantry Regiment. Ed attained the rank of Tec 5 and was awarded the Purple Heart prior to his honorable discharge on May 11, 1946.
Ed returned to the area and married Dorothy Rupp on June 19, 1947, at Maryhill Catholic Church near Cherokee. The couple made their home on a farm near Marcus where they started their family. They would farm until retiring in 1985. Upon retirement they moved into Marcus.
Ed was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. He was a faithful Mass server, lay distributor, and a charter member of the Knights of Columbus. Ed also served on the Farmers Elevator Board for nine years and was a member of the F.I. Goodburn American Legion Post #517. He enjoyed visiting, playing cards and golfing.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dorothy of Marcus: a son, Ron and his wife, Kris of Remsen; a daughter, Sandy Tapper and her husband, Kyle of Marcus; a son, Jeff and his wife, Mylene of Spanish Port, Ala.; 12 grandchildren Jessica, Ryan, Jill and Eric Schnoes, Becky, Cory and Jackie Tapper, Nick, Karl, Mike, Asia and Christian Schnoes; a sister, Anna Horn of Marcus; two brothers, Leo and his wife, Jane of Sioux City, and Jim and his wife, Mary of Coralville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sisters, Florence and Viola; three sisters, Rose Schnoes, Margie Schnoes, and Minnie McClintock; and a brother, Raymond.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Rev. Eugene Murray, the Rev. Dan Rupp, and Deacon LeRoy Rupp will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus with military honors provided by F.I. Goodburn American Legion Post #517 of Marcus. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. A rosary service will be led by the Knights of Columbus at 3 p.m. with a Scriptural prayer service at 7:30 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Saturday. Earnest-Rohde Funeral Home in Marcus is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Ryan, Eric, Mike, Karl and Nick Schnoes, Cory Tapper and Brian Pottebaum.