Paul Robert Schnoebelen departed from life here on earth Tuesday, December 3, 2013, to join family members and friends in heaven. Paul fought a very courageous battle against Mantel Cell Lymphoma.
Paul was born August 12, 1933 in rural Washington County, near Riverside, the son of Richard and Blanche (Vouchek) Schnoebelen. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in 1952 and joined the United States Army in 1953 and served until 1955. On April 7, 1956 he was united in marriage to Marjorie (Marj) Robertson at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Riverside. He was a steward of the land and enjoyed taking care of his livestock. Paul also sold DeKalb seed corn for 20 years. After retiring from farming, Paul worked part time for the River Products Company which was a wonderful place for him to be as he was able to operate the mower tractor, large end loaders and trucks. He was much loved by all who worked with him. He was known as the "full time part time guy".
Paul was a life member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, member and past Commander of the Riverside VFW Post #6414, member of the Lone Tree American Legion Post #457, and Iowa City Bowling Association. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, bowling, golfing, playing cards, traveling and attending his children and grandchildren's activities, he was a very proud Dad and Grandpa.
Survivors include his wife Marjorie (Marj) of 57 years, one brother; Ralph (Jan) Schnoebelen, three children: Lynne Schnoebelen of Riverside, and fiancée Adriana Reyes of Ames; Lois (Keith) Dodson of Lone Tree; Jim (Judy) Beaty of Holt, MO; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Jimmy (Kasey) Beaty and children Kailey, Andrew, Claire and Evie of Columbia MO; Jennifer (Rick) McLaughlin and children Shelby and Lillie of Holt MO; Erica Schnoebelen and son Myles, friend Chad Sexton and daughter Catelyn Sexton of Riverside, Logan Schnoebelen and friend Jenny of Lone Tree, Andrew and Elizabeth Dodson of Lone Tree, three step grandchildren: Rick and Tia Miller, Chloe Reyes-Phelps, three step great grandchildren: Trevor Port, Derrick Miller, Anna Miller, along with numerous of nieces and nephews and numerous foster children whom the Schnoebelens have shared their home and lives with over the past 48 years.
Preceding Paul in death were his parents and six siblings: Theresa, Leroy, Lester and Russell Schnoebelen, Mildred Thomann, Marie Deutsch.
In lieu of flowers and plants memorial funds have been established for Iowa City Hospice, St. Mary's Catholic Church Steeple Fund, Riverside 1st Responder’s and Fire Department.