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MSG Steven Arnold "Steve" Schnoebelen, United States Army National Guard, 59, of Battle Creek died peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence. Steve was born in Iowa City, Iowa on October 16, 1953, the son of Arnold Vincent and Joan Marie (Stover) Schnoebelen. He was currently serving his country as a MSG in the United States Army National Guard and has also served with the United States Army, with more than 29 years of faithful service and tours in Okinawa & Afghanistan.
Steve married “the love of his life”, Betty Jane Connelly in Newton, Iowa on May 24, 1980; she survives. He is also survived by his children, Vincent Lee (Erin) Schnoebelen of Athens and Ann Marie Schnoebelen of Battle Creek; 2 grandchildren, Lauren Maquel and Taylor Ann Schnoebelen; his mother, Joan Schnoebelen; 2 brothers, David (Sheri) and Donald (Debbie) Schnoebelen; 2 sisters, Janet (Kevin) Sherlock, Laura (Nick) Thompson and several nieces & nephews. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Schnoebelen and his brother, Jeff Schnoebelen.
A true outdoorsman and avid craftsman & do-it-yourselfer, Steve enjoyed working on his home, exercising and spending time with his family. He also liked music and enjoyed playing his guitar.
At the request of the family, they will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, where a memorial service to celebrate Steve’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Legion Villa of Battle Creek, 107 Evergreen Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49037 or the Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence.
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