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Robert "Bob" E. Schnelle of Danville passed the morning of December 12, 2017, in his home.
Bob was born November 17, 1930, in Potomac, Ill., the son of Fred and Myrtle Schnelle.
Bob was the youngest of nine siblings and was the last known alive.
He married Marcia on December 29, 1988. She survives.
He is the father of Rob David (Joanne) Schnelle of Danville; the stepfather of Suzette Burgner (Tracy) of Veedersburg, Ind.; stepson, Jack (Cecilia) Hayden of Bradley. He leaves behind eight grandchildren, Brianna (Mitch) Haug, Andrew Burgner, Natalie (Kylie) Schnelleier, Montana (David) Schmidt, Arianna (Adam) LaGesse, Ashley Burgner (Kyle), Sam Schnelle, Aubree Hayden; and three great-grandchildren, David Schmidt, Harrison Haug and Damon Schmidt.
Bob was a teacher and football coach at Oakwood High School before becoming a Distributive Education teacher at Danville High School where he helped many start their careers. He began selling life insurance full time in 1970 and was a celebrated producer for many years with Franklin Life Insurance of Springfield, Ill. Bob was a provider who helped many get their start in life and he demonstrated that hard work and honesty pay off.
He was known for his teasing, wit, strength, stubbornness, orneriness and ability to fix anything. Bob affected many lives and his legacy will live on through family, friends and students.
A Celebration of Life Service for family and friends will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 15, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St. in Danville. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may made to the American Diabetes Association in honor of his life.
Please join Robert's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 12, 2017
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