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Martin John Schnepff
1942 - 2021
DeFiore Funeral & Cremation Service
10763 Dundee Road
Huntley, IL
Martin John Schnepff
Martin John Schnepff was born September 18, 1942 to Earl and Grace Schnepff in Chicago. He grew up in the Old Irving Park neighborhood and graduated from Lake Forest College, where he lettered in football. He and his wife donna Schnepff, a fellow Schurz High School graduate, raised their family in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Throughout his life Marty poured his spirited enthusiasm, love, and warmth into his cherished friends, family and dogs. He loved playing golf and jazz piano, cooking, skiing, and staying fit. Marty enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in the paper industry, where he served many as a friend and mentor.
Marty and Donna were married for 53 years. They lived in Huntley, Illinois and enjoyed the past 25 winters together in Arizona, most recently in Rio Verde.
He was a truly devoted father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Donna (Ryan) Schnepff and their two children, daughter Julie (Schnepff) Lannert and her husband Jeff Lannert of Mount Prospect and son Brian Schnepff and his wife Eileen (Ryan) Schnepff of Chicago, his five grandchildren Ryan, Grace, and Cole Lannert and Frances and Ronan Schnepff, his cousins Herb Lange and wife Eileenand Glen Curtis and wife Audrey and their family, and nieces and nephews Heather, Laura, Jeff, and Rob. And ofcourse, by Beau and Lucy, Marty's MVPs (Most Valuable Pets). Marty will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 28, 2021 from 2-5pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Memorial service will be held at 1pm on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church-10850 Main Street, Huntley.
For Further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to

Published by Northwest Herald from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2021.
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10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, IL
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10850 Main Street, Huntley, IL
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Marty was one of the very best individuals ever to come into my life. Playing Piano at my wedding attending many of my football games. He was a father to me when my father passed away a dear friend. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Marty so very much. He had a charm that could not be replicated and a positive good spirit that was an inspiration to me always.
Joseph Graves
March 29, 2021
Our hearts go out to Donna and Marty's family. Such great memories from the past - college, all the sports, Marty entertaining guests on the piano in the Bahamas during a hurricane, ski vacations, and many more. Marty was a special person. His love of life was truly inspiring. He will be missed.
Jim and Janet Varveris
March 27, 2021
Marty will truly be missed, he did so much for me over the years, he made me feel like one of his own family members. I will miss you...
Sue Olsen
March 26, 2021
March 25, 2021
Marty & his family have been part of our lives for over 60 years. He was Don´s roommate at LFC and over all of these years we never lost the feeling of brotherhood. Marty was a brave and strong man. No matter his hurts or obstacles he always kept a smile on his face & tried to make his friends & family feel good & look on the bright side. He was a strong fighter & the loyalist of friends. He is unforgettable & irreplaceable. We truly loved him & our memories of him will live with us forever.
Eileen & Don Schiller
March 25, 2021
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