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Walter E. Schneck


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Walter E. Schneck Obituary
Walter E. Schneck, 96

Walter E. Schneck, age 96, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at his home. His passing coincided with the date of his wedding anniversary. He and his wife, Rose, would have been married for 73 years that day if Rose were still alive. She was the love of his life. She passed away in 2006.

The Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church with Reverend Christopher Okeke as celebrant. Visitation will be from Noon-9:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel with family receiving friends from 6-8:00 P.M. A Vigil Service will be at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Robert Crawford officiating.

He was born October 1, 1915 in Chicago to John and Mary Schneck. On June 24, 1939, he and Rose Suppan were married and moved to Buffalo Grove, Illinois in 1947. Wally and Rose were gifted, accomplished musicians and established their own orchestra, the "Glo-Notes". They moved to Mountain Home in 1977. He was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, was a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered in the parish's clothing ministry. He also played the piano with the Mozark Symphony Orchestra.

Survivors are three sons: Dennis D. (Carol) and Duane M. (Tara) Schneck: all of Hendersonville, North Carolina; and Donald J. (Roxanne) Schneck: Springfield, Missouri; two daughters: Denise R. (Robert) Markiewicz: Hart, Michigan and Donna M. Prather and her special friend, Craig Hogan: both of Normal, Illinois; 13 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, a cousin Shirley Emil, and special lifelong friends, including Ellie Horcher and Jean Hayes. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose C. Schneck; a son, Dean R. Schneck; a grandson, David Markiewicz; two brothers, John and Wilbur and a sister, Mary.

Entombment will follow at Baxter Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to National Right to Life or Catholic Charities. Visit our online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in Baxter Bulletin from June 27 to June 28, 2012
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