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Goglin Funeral Home, Tripp
Tuesday September 3rd, 2013
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Otilia Elisabeth Schnabel

Rev. Greg Way
Kim & Kelly Gregg
Denae Pearce
Jeff Schnabel
Elisa & Bruce Maul
Organist ~ Ruby Dewald
Soloist ~ Lennis Mehlhaff
“How Great Thou Art”
Congregational Hymns
“Amazing Grace”
“In The Garden”
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
Otilia Elisabeth Schnabel was born Sunday, November 25, 1917 in Charles Mix County near Delmont to William and Elisabeth (Klein) Denke. She attended the country School through the 8th grade. Otilia was united in marriage to Albert “Red” Schnabel on November 25, 1937 near Delmont. They farmed northeast of Tripp for 40 years. During that time, she worked at the Dairy Queen in Tripp for several years. After moving into Tripp in 1977, she worked for a couple of years as a cook at the nursing home. While on the farm, Otilia kept a large garden. Her other talents included crocheting, quilting and sewing. She was skilled at sewing and repairing and was able to repurpose just about anything and make things last. Otilia was a member of Frieden’s Reformed Church in Tripp where she served faithfully in the women’s guild. This year marked her 60th anniversary in the guild, where she had held several offices, including president. Otilia passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society of Tripp, having achieved the age of 95 years, 9 months and 5 days.
Otilia is survived by her son, Derald (Sharon) Schnabel of Tripp; six grandchildren: Kim (Kelly) Gregg, Denae (Todd) Pearce, John (Yamaya) Schnabel, Jeff Schnabel, Elisa (Bruce) Maul, and Nick (Deanne) Schnabel; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman (Sherry) Denke of Rapid City; and a daughter-in-law, Jane Schnabel of Moorehead, Minnesota.
Otilia was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Schnabel; two sons: Dale (Barbara) Schnabel and Orville Schnabel; a grandson, Kip Schnabel; her parents, William and Elisabeth Denke; two sisters: Iona Eisenbraun and Velma Schaefer; and two brothers: Lester Denke and Victor Denke.

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Derald, Sharon, Jane, Norman & Sherry and all of Otilia's grandchildren - I have such wonderful memories of this grand lady and Albert, too. She was always ready with hugs and support, and to share her faith in God. I have thought of her often through the years, and always with a smile in my heart for the way she lived her life and encouraged others. She has now left those who loved her to cherish and share memories as she is warmly embraced by her Lord and Savior. God bless you all. Love, Marci

Marcia Eisenbraun (mom to Wendy, Jorin & Becky) Sep 5 2013 8:26 PM

Uncle Darald -- Also Known As Kenny Rogers. :) I am very sorry for the loss of Aunt Otilia. She was a great lady. I loved to hear her tell stories of the old days. Her faith in God was an inspiration to anyone who crossed her path. But even more of an inspiration was her love of Family. She will be missed but is now with her Savior in all His glory. I love you and the entire family very much. I am sorry I couldn't make it to the funeral. Please seek comfort in the stories and memories of Aunt Til. Lots of Love -- Wendy

Wendy Eisenbraun Sep 5 2013 12:23 PM

Our deepest sympathy to you Darrell and your family. May God Comfort you at this time. I remember when your family use to come out to Creighton, SD and visit my parents, Oscar & Margaret Eisenbraun. We have a lot of good memories of our parents that we will cherish forever. Our prayers are with you all.

Gene & Alma (Eisenbraun triplet) Crosbie Sep 3 2013 9:03 PM