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Mary Schnackenberg, 73 - January 10, 2007


Mary Patricia Schnackenberg, 73, of Gothenburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the American Lutheran Church of Gothenburg with the Rev. Matthew Groenke and Lonna Grabenstein, PMA, officiating. Burial was at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Schnackenberg was born on April 2, 1933, at Merna, to Almor and Dorothy (Powers) Juel. She graduated from Lexington High School.
On Jan. 9, 1956, she married Robert Walter “Bob” Schnackenberg at Ogallala.
As a young girl, she worked in a laundromat and bakery. She enjoyed sewing and quilting as well as being a wife and mother, according to family members.
Schnackenberg was a member of the American Lutheran Church and the church quilters as well as the Sod House Stitchers Quilt Guild. She quilted at the Gothenburg Senior Center and also volunteered in the kitchen.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Bob on April 6, 1993; three brothers—Sylvester, Louis and Wilfred.
Survivors include: four sons—Ed (Deb) Schnackenberg of Omaha, and children—Robert, Rebecca and Gabrielle. Matt (Donna) Schnackenberg of Gothenburg, and children—Alisha and Tara. Tim (Kris) Schnackenberg of Brady, and children—Devin and Lindsay. Ken (Kathy) Steinman of Alliance, and children—Brandi, Joseph and Andrew; two daughters—Susan (Glenn) Finke of Cozad, and children—Maren, Shelby and Macy. Pauline Medley of Brady, and children—Michael, Tami and Amy; a great granddaughter, Breanna; brother, Vernon (Sally) Lewis of Modesto, CA; sister, Dorothy (Don) Carr of Sedalia, MO; three sisters-in-law—Karen Juel of Nebraska City, Betty Juel of Lexington and Hideko Juel of Pasadena, TX; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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