Cover photo for Shirley  Schnabel's Obituary
Shirley  Schnabel Profile Photo
1947 Shirley 2014

Shirley  Schnabel

June 5, 1947 — December 25, 2014

Rev. Greg Way
Organist ~ Ruby Dewald
Congregational Hymns
Processional ~ “In the Garden”
Special Music by Stacy Kirschenman,
Amber Kirschenman, and family Kirschenman
Recessional ~ “How Great Thou Art”
Leon Kirschenman (nephew)
Lonnie Kirschenman (nephew)
Lucinda Nelson (niece)
Gerrad Nelson (nephew)
Scott Kirschenman (great-nephew)
Mike Kirschenman  (great-nephew)
Shirley Ann Schnabel was born on Tuesday, May 6, 1947 to Wilmer and Talitha (Schempp) Kirschenman in Scotland, South Dakota. She graduated from Menno High School. In 1963, Shirley met Dennis Schnabel and united in marriage on May 8, 1966. Together they built a home and a life in Tripp, SD. Dennis and Shirley introduced the birth of their first child, Travis on May 13, 1977. Soon thereafter, Staci was born on August 18, 1979.
Shirley’s career included 30 years at Northwestern Public Service and 14 years for the Hutchinson County Highway Department. In her free time, Shirley loved selling Tupperware to her friends and family. She treasured traveling with her family – particularly if it involved camping. She truly enjoyed busy days especially when they included rummage sales, gardening, polka dancing or cooking. When Shirley did slow down, she was passionate about playing cards and games. In addition, she was a beloved and active member of the Frieden’s Reformed Consistory. 
Above all else, Shirley enjoyed spending time with the people she loved, especially getting together with her brother, his family and friends.
Dennis and Shirley were thrilled to welcome their first grandchild, Brooklyn Ocean, in May of 2013. Many trips were taken to visit and spoil her. Little sister, Madison Ferrari, arrived in November of 2014 just in time for grandma and grandpa to visit at Thanksgiving. Many special memories were made, and Shirley loved every minute of being a grandmother. 
Shirley died with family by her side on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls having attained the age of 67 years, 7 months, and 19 days.
She is remembered and survived by her husband of 48 years, Dennis Schnabel of Tripp; son Travis (Shanna) Schnabel of Savage, MN; daughter Staci (Travis) Krant of Bellevue, WA; grandchildren Brooklyn and Madison Schnabel; brother Ronald (Phyllis) Kirschenman of Freeman; and many other beloved family members including a niece, nephews, aunts and uncles, many great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and very special friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Wilmer and Talitha Kirschenman.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Sunday, December 28, 2014

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Tripp

301 S Dobson St, Tripp, SD 57376

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home - Tyndall

1806 Laurel St, Tyndall, SD 57066

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