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“My thoughts and prayers to the family and many friends of Henry. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Marcia Kaup - pierre, SD - Friend

“Your thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of loss ”
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“Henry-A hardworking man, and a firm Christian believer in the triune God and in Jesus Christ as his Savior!! He is now in the visible presence of...Read More »
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“will miss you uncle henry ”
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Henry (Hienie) Carl Schnabel was born August 15, 1922 in southern Tripp County on the farm home of his parents, Arthur and Anna (Hanke) Schnabel. He was the youngest of six children.

He was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul Lutheran Church (Wisconsin synod) in rural Colome. Henry attended Progressive elementary school and Winner High School.

On July 24, 1942 Henry married Lucille Arlene Davenport at the Lutheran parsonage in Valentine, NE. They lived on the farm near his parents until 2005 when they moved to Gregory, SD.

Henry was always a busy person. Even after retiring and still living on the farm, he was busy fixing fences or spraying weeds. Usually he was singing, whistling, or yodeling while he worked. Henry loved to dance—that is where he met Lucille. He loved playing cards and visiting with friends and family. He farmed for many years and then went into the Black Angus cattle business. Henry really liked to fish and took many trips to the Black Hills to fish with family. He was very involved in the American Ag Movement. Henry traveled to Washington DC (not on his tractor, even though he wanted to) to help protest low farm prices. He and Lucille took several trips to California, Washington, and the Black Hills to visit family and to fish.

Henry attended St. Paul Lutheran Church for years and was very involved as a council member. He attended church conventions locally and in Michigan.

Henry passed away January 20, 2018 at the Avera Rosebud Country Care Center at the age of 95.

He is preceded in death by his parents, infant son Reginald, brother Herbert Schnabel, sisters Marie Ducheneaux, Alice Dill, Lula Springer, and Lydia Nagel, and son-in-law Edward Mansheim,

Henry is survived by his wife Lucille, three children Sherry Mansheim of Billings, MT, Lucie Jean Schnabel of Gregory, SD, and Randy (Lenda) Schnabel of Dallas, SD; grandsons Jeff (Teri) Wagner and their children, Alec and Brandon, Reggie Schnabel, Jody Wagner and his children, Mason and Ty, and Dustin (Amber) Schnabel; granddaughter Kirsten (Zach) Metcalf and their family, Adelynn, Izach, and Ella; step granddaughter JoLynn (Michael) Herman and their children, Kaleb, McKayla, and Sophia; step grandson Joe (Jean) Mansheim and their children, Matthew and Madison; great grandchildren listed above; special sister-in-law Darlene Haskell; and several nieces and nephews.

Thank you to the entire staff at Avera Rosebud Country Care Center for the care and love you gave to Henry while he was living there. Also to Dr. Clark for your care and concern.

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Funeral services for Henry Schnabel, 95, were held Monday, January 29, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Colome, SD, with Pastor David Schmidt officiating. A visitation was held Sunday afternoon at Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home in Gregory.

JoAnn Hauf was in charge of registration.

Tom Sandborn was usher.

Music was provided by Randy Sachtjen, organist. Congregational Hymns were "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and "I'm But a Stranger Here." A soloist sang "Song of Simeon."

Scripture readings were Psalm 23, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, and John 10:7-18.

Casket Bearers were Dustin Schnabel, Reginald Schnabel, Roger Nagel, Jerry Kemp, Jeff Wagner, and Jody Wagner.

Interment was in the Winner City Cemetery, Winner, SD.

Lunch was served by the Grace Lutheran Ladies of Burke, SD.