Kenneth A. Schneberger

kenneth schneberger
Kenneth A. Schneberger, age 95, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Jim Goerend celebrating. Military rites will be provided by the Alta Vista VFW. Burial will follow at St. Maryโ€™s Cemetery in New Hampton. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday, October 3, 2022 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Tuesday. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Kenneth โ€œKennyโ€ Arnold was born July 27, 1927, the son of Hubert and Albina (Huinker) Schneberger on the family farm in Festina, IA. He attended school at the Catholic grade school and graduated from Calmar High School in 1945. After completing his education, Kenny enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served his country as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and was a part of the German post war occupation. Kenny received his honorable discharge in 1946. Upon his return home, Kenny began farming with his family. While attending a dance at Spillville, Kenny met the love of his life, Ethel Mae Huber. The couple were united in marriage on December 28, 1950 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Lawler, Ia. The couple made their home first in Festina before they moved to Jerico, Alta Vista and settling in New Hampton later in life. Kenny became disabled after brain surgery in 1953. He and Ethel Mae welcomed four children, Diann, June, Lynn and John. Kenny enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool and euchre. But he was passionate about the game of baseball. He cheered mostly for the Chicago Cubs, but truly appreciated good playing by any team. In his youth, Kenny played ball with the Festina baseball team which was made up of his brothers, extended family and close friends. He shared his passion with local youth as he coached little league in Alta Vista. He was a proud member of the Alta Vista VFW. Kenny will be remembered for his sense of humor and jovial outlook on life. Those left to honor his memory are his wife of 71 years, Ethel Mae Schneberger of New Hampton; his children, Diann (Dennis) Brillon of Coeur dโ€™Alene, ID, June Schneberger of San Antonio, TX, Lynn (Dean) Campbell of Waverly, IA and John (Jennifer Koehler) Schneberger of Ankeny, IA; his grandchildren, Theresa (Alan) Stalnaker, Elizabeth (Jesse) Wenisch, Anthony Campbell, Laura (Jesse) Barber and Rachel Schneberger; his six great grandchildren; his two sisters, Margaret Zumach of La Crosse, WI and Lois Schneberger of Tempe, AZ; his four brothers, James Schneberger of Calmar, Gerry Schneberger of Venice, FL, Paul Schneberger of Mansfield, TX, and Duane Schneberger of Twin Falls, ID; sister-in-law, Marcie Schneberger of Fort Atkinson, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, LeRoy and Robert (Anna Mae) Schneberger; his sisters, Alice Schneberger, Germaine Schneberger, Agnes Butterfield, Marie (Vern) Hanken, His brother-in-law, Milo Zumach; his sisters-in-law, Audrey, Alma, and Lori.

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  1. Ethel, Diann, June, Lynn and John – I am so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. I fondly remember my childhood in Alta Vista, seeing Kenny and chatting with him. He was always so friendly to everyone. It makes me smile when I think of him driving Grandpa Grober’s 1973 Ford after he bought it; he called it Jake. That memory is bringing a smile to my face as I type. He was a wonderful human being and I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you.

  2. Ethel, I am so sorry to hear about Ken. I always enjoyed taking care of him when I worked at Kensington. You and your family have my sympathy and prayers. ๐Ÿ™

  3. My deepest sympathy to Ethel and the family. Kenneth was a nice man. I always enjoyed visiting with him in the nursing home

  4. My prayers and sympathy Ethel Mae, Lynn, and the entire family โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

  5. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – New Hampton

  6. Deepest Sympathy to the Family. Remember Kenny as he stood at door s of church handing out bulletines. His wife as a teacher in Alta Vista School. May he R I P

  7. Ethel,Diann,June, Lynn and John Our sympathy to each of you. Kenny was a wonderful man always having a smile or a wave when he saw us. Many good times were had in A.V. as I remember being at the V.F.W. or at a local establishment. Prayers!

  8. May his memories be a comfort to you today. He always had a smile and hello when I saw him. All our prayers to his family. Jeanne and David Roder

  9. Ken’s obituary mentions his passion for baseball and is right on. In his early years, he was a player for Festinas’ town team. There was no small rural area in the state of Iowa that could boast of so many REALLY GOOD players than the Festina–St.Lucas area. Not only were that great players, they were great young men. I had the privilege of meeting most of them, including Kenny.
    Ethel and family, may your memories of Ken bring you comfort and peace.

  10. Ethel Mae, Diann, June, Lynn and John my sympathy and prayers go out to you. I have lots of memories of Kenny as we were neighbors (close neighbors) for many years. The memory I will never forget is that he always knew what time I came home from a date and would be over to tell dad first thing in the morning. I always hated that because most of the time it was past my curfew. Kenny always had a smile on his face and loved to talk. So many memories of Kenny to bring comfort and peace to you now and in the years to come.

  11. On one of my infrequent visits home my mother and sister Germaine went to Alta Vista to visit Kenny and Ethel Mae. Kenny and I sat in the back yard for a couple hours and did nothing but talk baseball. It is my most fond memory of Kenny, and it will stay with me forever.

  12. We can smile thinking back of Kenny always
    being the greeter outside of AV Church.
    Always had a smile and a joke. Sympathy to you all.

  13. Ethel and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. Joe fondly remembers Kenny’s years as his baseball coach. You have our deepest sympathy.
    Joe and Sharon Haskovec

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