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U.S. Army (Ret.)  

Dean F. Schnoor, of Milton, Fl., passed away on January 8, 2012. Dean was born in Perry, Iowa, on June 3, 1925, to Jessie (Hall) and Fred Schnoor. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1950. The veteran of more than 28 years of service, Dean had seen foreign duty in the Panama Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, Korea, Germany and Vietnam. He did graduate work in Business Administration at Virginia Tech and earned his Master's Degree in Public Administration at Shippensburg State College. He also graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. Following military retirement in 1979, Dean established Whispering Pines Christmas Tree Farm in Milton.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Deoma Mendenhall Schnoor. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Penton Schnoor and ten children: Rick Schnoor (Kathie), Miami, FL; Randy Schnoor (Jan), Bristow,VA.; Chris Schnoor (Carrie), Austin, TX; Sara Sullivan (Danny), Reston, VA; Lisa Gibson (John), Asheville, NC; Julie Schnoor, N. Andover, MA; Wanda Sagebiel (Chuck), Peachtree City, GA; Mike Kelly (Erica), Pace, FL; Jeff Schnoor (Claire), Denver, CO; Greg Schnoor (Lisa), Pensacola, FL; and one sister, Helen Schnoor Georgi, Germantown, TN. Dean also had twenty-six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service was previously held in Florida on January 12, 2013. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, February 21, 2012.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2013
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