Obituary of Carrol E. Schnell
Carrol E. Schnell, 92, of rural Sully, passed away November 21, 2019 at his home. Carrol, the son of Edward and Pearl (Hagedorn) Schnell, was born on October 18, 1927 in Grinnell, Iowa. On March 12, 1955, Carrol was united in marriage with Lora Poots in Newton, Iowa. They made their home on a farm near Killduff, Iowa.
A Korean War veteran, he served in the 45th Division, 245th Tank Battalion, Thunderbirds “C” Company as a tank driver and platoon sergeant. A lifelong farmer, Carrol was a member of 4-H, Rural Young People, Farm Bureau, Jasper County Extension Council ASC Committee and served as a Buena Vista Township Trustee.
Carrol is survived by five children, Chris, Sully; Gale (Scott) Kraft, Walcott; Bernice (Dennis) Metz, Sioux City; Kay (Randy) Larrison, Piedmont, SD; Chet (Ali) Schnell, Sully; four grandchildren, Gregg (Ashley) Metz, Joel (Kelly) Metz, Nicole Kraft and Brody Schnell; three great-grandchildren, Natalie, Joanna and Jayla; his sister, Ellene Renaud; his sister-in-law, Jean Schnell; and many nieces and nephews.
Carrol was preceded in death by his wife, parents, stepmother Vera (Davisson) Schnell; brother Ken Schnell; brother-in-law Jerry Renaud; and nephew Jim Schnell.
Funeral services will be held, 10:30 am Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton. The family will greet friends from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Killduff United Methodist Church, Mercy Hospice or a charity of your choice.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carrol Schnell, please visit Tribute Store