conducted this afternoon in the short-Niehaus Funeral
Home chapel and at the grave in Bellefontaine cemetery for Willliam
J. Schnack, 77, retired who died at Saturday (16 Oct 1954) at his home at 817 W. Third St.
Rev. August E. Binder, past of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church, was the
officiating minister. Pallbearers were Ralph Rowe, Clarence Noelle,
William O. Simpson, Ernest Wolf, George H. Stephan and Merrill Harp.
Mr. Schnack a life-long resident of the Mt.Vernoncommunity, had
been in poor health for several yers as the result of
a complication of diseases. He had been acutely ill, however for only a
Born on the Schnack homestead three miles northwest
of Mt.Vernon, a son of Fritz Schnack,
the deceased engaged in farming as a young man and for 40 years was an employe of the Busy Corner Grocery of the late Fred P.
Dietz, his brother in law. He was a member of the Mt.Vernon police force during the administration
of Mayor John H. Moeller and was an ardent, active Republican during his entire
life. He was formerly a member of Posey aerie. No. 1717, Fraternal Order
Surviving are two sons, William, E. Mt. Vernon, a deputy Posey county surveyor,
and Harold I; Mt. Vernon an employe of International
Harvester Co., in Evansville, a brother, Carl E. Schnack,
Mt. Vernon and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Dietz, Mrs. Herman Hellenberg
and Miss Marie Schnack, of Mt. Vernon and vicinity.
The wife of the late deceased, nee Louisa Cramer, died