Funeral service for Carl Schnaidt, 97, of Dickinson, formerly of Hebron will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson with Pastor Cal Oraw officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patricks Cemetery, Dickinson.
Visitation for Carl will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 9 at Stevenson Funeral Home with a prayer service being held at 7:00 p.m.
Carl passed away Friday, June 06, 2014 at St. Lukes Home in Dickinson, ND.
Carl W. Schnaidt, second oldest son of John and Rosina (Winterroth) Schnaidt, was born December 28, 1916 at the family farm 20 miles north of Hebron by Willow Creek. At a young age Carl along with his brothers walked a number of miles to attend country school and English classes, traveling by horse and buggy during the winter months. By the age of 10 he began driving in style in a Model T having purchased his drivers license for ten cents.
Carl grew up appreciating all that country living offered and acquired farming and ranching skills at an early age. He lived through the Dirty Thirties, the war years, the no crop years and bountiful years. Carl served in the CCCs in 1936-37 where he was assigned to projects in the Dunseith, ND area. For a period of time he also worked in St. Paul, MN and attended Aviation School in Wichita, KS.
In the fall of 1942 a pretty school teacher, Anna Clarys, began teaching school at Elm Creek. Carl and Ann were married August 28, 1943 at St. Patricks Church in Dickinson. They lived in Dickinson and on Carls parents farm before building their farmstead in 1949 northwest of Hebron. They were blessed with four children: Donn and Dave (twins), Frank and Kay.
Carl lived a lifetime of hard work and memories, was always a good steward to his animals and the land, and retired at the age of 85. He enjoyed riding horses, hunting, playing cards, working in his shop, and in later years, bird watching. He was proud of his many accomplishments, but humble as well. He was honored to have his brand included at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora.
He became a resident of St. Lukes in his last years where he enjoyed visits from his family, friends and especially his grandchildren. He always had a big smile when holding a great-grandchild and would watch them grow through pictures and videos. He kept abreast of the news, weather, and the grain and cattle markets.
Carl is survived by his children Donn Schnaidt, Hebron, Dave (Karen) Schnaidt, Santa Fe NM, Frank (Dorene) Schnaidt, Dickinson, and Kay (Rick) Baranko, South Heart, his grandchildren Theresa (Todd) Moore, El Cajon CA, Heather Schnaidt, Santa Fe NM, Tavis (Maegan) Schnaidt, Albuquerque NM, Robyn (Chris) Nickle, Chandler AZ, Kari (Justin) Edgell, Corvallis OR, Kendra Baranko, Los Angeles CA, Tyler Schnaidt, Dickinson, Dustin Schnaidt, Dickinson, Jenn (Kade) Larson, Williston ND, Brittney Schnaidt, Dickinson, and Andrew Schnaidt, Dickinson, his great-grandchildren Bryson, Kyler, Brielle, and Kalissa Moore, Jacob and Justin Schnaidt, Caitlyn and Regan Nickle, and Jaxson Edgell, his brother Walter, Roseville MN, sisters Helen Schmidt, Harrogate TN, Bea (Al) Hohbein, Ashby MN, sister-in-law Irene Schnaidt, Hebron, and his cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his father and mother-in-law CP & Agnes Clarys, his wife Ann in May 2005, brothers Paul and Adolph, sister Lillian Mattson, 6 brothers-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law, 2 nephews, and 1 great nephew.
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