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Willard R. Schnell

June 11, 1928 - April 1, 2019

Burial Date: June 14, 2019

Funeral Home Dickinson, ND

Funeral Mass:  9:30 a.m., Friday June 14, 2019, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson

Visitation:  1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson

Posted by:
Lorrie Pavlicek

Posted on:
July 16, 2019

To the Schnell family: I just learned of Willard's passing. Please accept my sympathy. I understand the loss, and wish for you all the best of memories from throughout his life and your time with him.

Posted by:
Rob & Babe Olson

Posted on:
June 13, 2019

Willard, was true cowboy gentleman. We would haul cattle to the sales just about every week, he was always thanked us , and ask how we were doing. He stopped at our place to see how the calves were doing, what a nice visit ! Thinking of all of you. Rob & Babe Olson - Olson Trucking

Posted by:
Fred N

Posted on:
June 12, 2019

To the Family, I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Losing my parent has been difficult for me. However, I found this scripture helpful. It is what Jesus said at John5:28,29: “28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life;” Hopefully thinking about what these verses state can help your family during this time as it has for me.

Posted by:
Gary and Carlean Jundt

Posted on:
May 31, 2019

Linda and Schnell family-may your many memories of Willard bring you peace and happiness. He has touched a lot of lives in his lifetime.

Posted by:
Gregg Kovacs

Posted on:
May 4, 2019

My most sincere condolences to the Schnell Family. Willard was legendary to southwest North Dakota, as well as being a true gentleman of respect and honor. May he finally be wrapped in God's loving arms.

Posted by:
Terry & Susan Hoyt

Posted on:
May 3, 2019

Larry, our deepest sympathies to you and the entire family, I loved this guy, he was quite the professional business man, I respected him for that, You and the family are in our thoughts and in our prayers, Giddy Up!

Posted by:
Ernesto

Posted on:
April 30, 2019

Dear Schnell family, I’m very sorry to read the passing of your beloved Willard. I’d like to share with you a message of hope that helped me personally. God’s Word, the Bible, compares death to being asleep (see 1 Thesalonians 4:14). Jesus Christ himself said “The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life” (John 11:25). God is very interested in providing us confort in times like this (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). This words have given me hope and I felt the need to share them with you.

Posted by:
Karen Sillerud

Posted on:
April 13, 2019

Gordon, I was sorry to read of Willard's passing. He was always such a gentleman when he would stop by the office to visit with you. Prayers foe peace and understanding as your mourn his passing. Condolences to you, Sandee and your entire family.

Posted by:
Sharon Zubke

Posted on:
April 10, 2019

Condolences to the family from the Stenberg family Ranch of Watford City. Our Dad, Chris Stenberg, always enjoyed meeting up with Willard. Willard, in turn always gave Dad 'a good word' about his cattle and often inserted a word regarding our dad being a WW II veteran which 'made his day' to be honored for his service. God bless his memory.

Posted by:
Sean & Jackie (Ridl) Farrell

Posted on:
April 8, 2019

Dear Family, So sad for the loss of Uncle Willard. He went home to be with God on Grandpa Peder Enderud's birthday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love, Sean and Jackie

Posted by:
Wally and JoAnn Moore

Posted on:
April 6, 2019

We send our sincere condolences to Willard\'s family, and all Schnell families, on Willard\'s passing. Our family will never forget Willard for his thoughtful consideration and willingness to help our mother, Catherine Moore. She was an employee of the organization for sixty-two years. He was a true gentleman and a loving and caring person. Rest in peace Willard.

Posted by:
Janice Voigt

Posted on:
April 5, 2019

Linda, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Posted by:
Gerard Baker

Posted on:
April 5, 2019

I am sad to hear of my friend Willard's passing. When I was the District ranger of the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, near Watford City, we spent many hours on horse back riding our trails and a couple of times we even chased some buffalo back into the Park. He was a great man and we had many great visits about people he know from my Reservation and he would also talk about my dad, the late Paige Baker Sr. He and his generation were the 'ol time cowboys as far as I was concerned and I am sure he is visiting his friends up in heaven......on his horse!!! I consider Willard a great Friend and a loss for all of us.

Posted by:
Pat and RoxAnne Moore

Posted on:
April 4, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of Willie's passing. I knew him almost my entire life, and he was always such a sociable, kind, caring person. He was a major part of the Schnell family that our mother Catherine Moore, worked for, for many years. I know she would have been sad to hear of his passing as well. I'm sure they are both in heaven, probably talking about the cattle industry and those many long sale days. We will be sending a donation to St Ben's in his memory. Pat and RoxAnne Moore

Posted by:
Kay and Ted Tescher

Posted on:
April 4, 2019

Sorry for yourloss. Goodbyes are always harder than we think they will be. Your Dad always made us feel like he was glad to see us. He will be missed.

Posted by:
Vmlorch

Posted on:
April 4, 2019

Dear Linda I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs Verlie

Posted by:
Steven Schneider

Posted on:
April 4, 2019

Schnell Family, So sorry to hear about Willard. One of the good guys... He and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless

Posted by:
Darrell Dorgan

Posted on:
April 4, 2019

Willard was a great guy; a friend. He was bright, cared about friends and neighbors; was honest and his word was his bond. People respected Willard, he was a community leader who was liked and respected across the region. Willie, his dad and brothers, were the driving force behind the incredible Match of Champions in the '50s in Dickinson. They made the Cheyenne Frontier Days look like a small town rodeo! Willard knew western history was his legacy. He worked for years to build the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. Later, he was rightfully inducted. I had the honor of working with Willard on projects. I learned a lot about history, integrity, ranching, rodeo, people. I'm going to miss my friend. But somewhere they needed a great auctioneer and now they've got the best. Go ahead Willie, call the sale! Darrell Dorgan

Posted by:
Carleen Dvorak

Posted on:
April 3, 2019

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE SCHNELL FAMILY. WE ALWAYS ENJOYED SEEING WILLARD WHEN WE WERE AT THE SALES BARN. HE HAD A VERY KIND SMILE AND GREETED US WITH A WARM HELLO. HE WILL BE MISSED. DEAN & CARLEEN DVORAK

Posted by:
Fred N

Posted on:
April 3, 2019

To the Family, I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Losing my parent has been difficult for me. However, I found this scripture helpful. It is what Jesus said at John5:28,29: “28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life;” Hopefully thinking about what these verses state can help your family during this time as it has for me.

Posted by:
Sherrie (Haider) Kuntz

Posted on:
April 2, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family! Willie was a great friend and a wonderful person to our entire family. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Hugs and prayers. Ray Haider Family

Posted by:
Carol Woroniecki

Posted on:
April 2, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the family of Willard. My thoughts are with you all.

 

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