Dennis L. Schnathorst, 75

Dennis L. Schnathorst, 75, passed away on Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, 2019, at his home in Newton.

A time of remembrance and celebration of life was held Monday, Oct. 7, at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton, who were entrusted with the arrangements.  Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery in rural Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to HOPE Ministries, Newton Christian Reformed Church, or to a charity of your choosing.

Dennis Lloyd Schnathorst, the son of Lloyd August and Wilma Irene (Buckles) Schnathorst, was born Nov. 1, 1943, in Newton. He was a graduate of the Newton Senior High School Class of 1963. He attended college at Northwest Missouri State. He had served his country during the Vietnam War, with the U.S. Army as a Green Beret.

Jan. 15, 1971, Dennis was united in marriage to Greta K. Moes in Sully. He was employed by Midwest Manufacturing in Kellogg in the maintenance department, retiring in 2009. He was a member of Newton Christian Reformed Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and all sports, devoting his life to his family as a loving husband and father.

Dennis is survived by his wife Greta; his sons: Ryan D. of Bondurant and Bradley D. of Iowa City; his sisters and brothers: Jerald Schnathorst, Janice (Curt) Barber, David (Pam) Schnathorst, Patricia (Terry) Otto, and Carol |(Denny) Petty; and his many good neighbors and friends.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law Sandra Schnathorst.

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