Walter “Wally” William Schnellenberger
Walter “Wally” William Schnellenberger, 81, of Owensboro, died Monday, December 23, 2019. He was born January 10, 1938, in St. Meinrad, IN to the late Edwin and Gertrude (née Vaal) Schnellenberger. Along with his parents, Wally is preceded in death by his son, Rodger Walter Schnellenberger; and his sister, Marlene Pund.
Wally is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mona Elizabeth (née Sipes) Schnellenberger; daughters Leona S. (Michael) Box of Lexington, KY and Jennifer (Kevin) Shelton of Owensboro, KY; grandchildren, Sarah, Rees, and Henry Box of Lexington, KY and Jessica, Jacob, and Justin Shelton of Owensboro, KY; siblings, Betty (Ed) Millay of Evansville, IN, Levi (Thelma) Schnellenberger of Jasper, IN, and Doris (Charles) Seng of Jasper, IN.; brother-in-law Joe Pund of Huntingburg, IN; and his late son’s widow, Anne (Lon) Steinbeck of Owensboro, KY; and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Wally enlisted in the United States Army in 1956 and was assigned to Army security and stationed in Taiwan.
He was a member of St. Meinrad Catholic Church, St. Meinrad, IN.
Wally was CEO and president of M&W Transport, Inc. in Owensboro, KY and retired with over fifty years in the transportation industry.
A Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. CST Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Monte Cassino Shrine in St. Meinrad, IN. Arrangements handled by Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City, IN.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathen’s Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.
Wally’s memory will continue to be a strengthening force to all who knew and loved such an inspirational human being.
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