John B. Schnartz (1927 - 2012)

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John B. Schnartz, 85

Sauk Rapids

Jan. 2, 1927 ~ Nov. 4, 2012

On Sunday, November 4, 2012, John B. Schnartz passed from us peacefully and mercifully into the hands of the Lord and the loving arms of his beloved wife, Christine, who was taken from us 23 years ago. He deeply missed her every day since.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be (TODAY) Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Fish Lake Cemetery, Kanabec County, MN.

John was born January 2, 1927 in Rock Falls, Iowa to John E. and Matilda (Hansen) Schnartz. He married Christine A. Thomsen on May 30, 1959 in St. Cloud, MN. John was employed by National Tea for 13 years and then as produce manager for Coborn's from 1961 until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, St. Cloud.

Survivors include his daughter, Sandie (Roger) Laudenbach of Sioux Falls, SD; son, Lee Magnuson of Mora, MN; 7 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 38 great great grandchildren, and 4 great great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Christine on February 25, 1990, one brother, Donald J. Schnartz, two sisters Marie Shaner and Evelyn Bahnsen, and two step brothers, Marvin and Maurice Engstron.

Memorials are preferred to Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Rita Barnhart, James Magnuson, Carol Dutton, Dale Magnuson, Tammy Oveson, Catherine Kurkowski and Steven Laudenbach.

Our thanks and prayers are forever with Sara Bleckinger and the staff and residents of Good Shepherd Lutheran Home and Kathy Roehl, RN and the St. Croix Hospice Program. You made his life immeasurably better and his passing easier and with dignity.

The measure of the world is now down by ONE GOOD MAN, who put the father back in stepfather. He is already greatly missed by all of us until we meet again.

Sleep well, you have earned it.


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Benson Funeral Home
1111 25th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 252-3132
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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 6, 2012
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