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2/25/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Bernhard J. “Benny” Schnack
Bernhard "Benny" J. Schnack
Bernhard J. "Benny" Schnack, 85, of Grand Mound died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Manor Care-Utica Ridge, Davenport.

A funeral service was held Friday, March 1, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Mound. The Rev. Steven Anderson officiated.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound.

Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound, was in charge of the arrangements.

Bernhard Johannes Schnack was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Fleckeby, Germany, to Bernhard Claus and Margareta Magdalena Gosch Schnack. He received his education in German schools and earned a degree in agriculture.

At age 15, he served in the German military at the end of World War II and was a French prisoner of war.

Benny immigrated to the United States in the early 50s. He farmed in rural DeWitt and later in rural Grand Mound.

He married Inge Rehm April 16, 1966, in Clinton. The couple retired in 1993.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He loved the land he farmed and raising livestock. Benny loved his grandchildren and enjoyed playing cards and keeping up on world news.

Surviving are his wife; children, Kim (Edwin) Stevens and David (Becky) Schnack of Grand Mound, Steven Schnack of New Jersey and Lisa (Stephen) Briggs of Maquoketa; six grandchildren; a sister, Magdalena (Otto) Edert of Bremerhaven, Germany; a brother, Franz of Davenport; and other relatives.

Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultz


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