June 23, 2022
Merlen Ray Schnakenberg, 85, son of George and Edna (Getz) Schnakenberg was born March 29, 1937, in Sedan. He was the fifth of eight children to this marriage, with only a sister and two brothers entering life and establishing the family. Merlen died Thursday, June 2, 2022.
Merlen grew up in Sedan, attending and graduating from St. Peters Lutheran School and from Davenport High School in the Class of 1955. Upon graduating, Merlen enlisted into the military but a knee complication denied his admission. He worked for various farmers in the area, drove truck hauling cattle to Omaha and St. Jo...