Earl Wallace Schnake, 76, Augusta, retired T & J electrician, passed away, Monday, Aug. 19, 2009.

Viewing will be 1-6 p.m. Thursday with visitation following from 6-8 p.m. when family will receive family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on  Friday, Aug. 28, at Dunsford~Zeiner Funeral Home Chapel, Augusta. Interment at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29,  in Union Cemetery in Stotts City, Mo.

Earl was born in Mt. Vernon, Mo. to Lloyd John and Opal Faye (Cottingham) Schnake on June 26, 1933. The family moved to Augusta in 1965. He was a lifetime member of the Butler County Saddle Club.

Earl’s survivors include: his sons, Earl (Brenda) Schnake of Augusta, William (Judy) Schnake of Lisle, Ill. and Kenneth Schnake, also of Augusta; daughters, Gladys (Tom) Langford of Seneca, Mo., Brenda Huffines of Joplin, Mo., Pam Barke of Aurora, Mo. and Elicia Driskell of Olathe, Kan.; brother, John (Marge) Schnake of Pierce City, Mo.; sisters, Dorothy Doening, Faye (Bill) Swearingen and Erma Langley, all of Ozark, Mo.; Linda (Jerry) Fry of Washburn, Mo. and Kay (Chuck) Long of Cassville, Mo.; 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean Evans and a son George Schnake in 1986. 

A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements by Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home, Augusta.