The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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August 31, 2013

Melbert Lee Schnelle

MEINERT, Mo. — Melbert Lee Schnelle passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the age of 86 in his home at Meinert, Mo.

He was born on Dec. 15, 1926, in Meinert, the son of Walter and Clara (Buente) Schnelle.

Melbert attended Zion Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Lockwood High School in 1944. After serving two years in the Army during the Korean War, he returned to farm with his dad and brother, Harold.

On June 8, 1952, he married Doris Lampe in Freistatt, Mo. They shared 61 wonderful years together.

Melbert's greatest joys were farming with his three sons and spending time with his family. He was an active member at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lockwood, Mo., serving in various capacities.

Melbert was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Troy Schnelle.

He is survived by his wife, Doris; his children, Carol and husband, David Finck, of Washington, Mo., Diane and husband, Greg Black, of Buffalo, Mo., Dale and wife, Melody, of Spring Hill, Kan., Merle, of Lockwood, and Jerry and wife, Tina, of Golden City, Mo. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and his brother, Harold and wife, Jean.

Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Family Life Center, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood. Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m., also at Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial to follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Meinert.

Pugh Funeral Home, Golden City, will handle arrangements.

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