Rory "Pete" Schnell, 59, of Webster City, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN from cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, February 25, 2013, at the Faith United Methodist Church in Webster City with the Rev. Jim Gochenouer officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Webster City. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday at the Faith United Methodist Church in Webster City. The Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Pete is survived by his wife, Roberta; five children, Chad Schnell of Webster City, Troy Schnell of Webster City, Ryan (Jody) Pruismann of Webster City, Rhett Pruismann of Radcliffe, IA, and Ralissa (Tim) Hurt of Webster City; his grandchildren, Emilee Schnell, Braeden Schnell, Addelyn Pruismann, Paityn Hurt, Rylee Hurt, and Rilyn Pruismann; Mother-in-law, Mary Lou Fisher of Webster City; Brother-in-law, Bob (Deb) Fisher of Waterloo, IA; three nieces, Andrea, Bethany, Chelsie Fisher; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pete, Rory Dean Schnell, the son of Bernard and Vinie (Bond) Schnell, was born December 18, 1953 at Webster City. In 1972, Pete graduated from Webster City High School. Pete worked as a manager in auto part sales in Webster City. On July 20, 2002 he married Roberta Fisher on the bridge he built beside the pond at their home. His pride and joy was spending time with his wife, his five children and his six grandchildren. They were the love of his life.
Pete loved fishing, boating, and woodworking. He was a recreational target shooter, a do it yourselfer of many projects with a wrench in one hand or a hammer in another. You could always find him at the grill cooking. He was a great family man, a friend to all, and always willing to listen and share with unconditional love, a smile and a laugh.
Pete was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church and the Webster City Moose Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.