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Johnny Jovan Schuknecht, Sr., was born June 18, 1939 in Petty, TX the son of
Johnny and Gertrude Scheffel Schuknecht. He died February 11, 2006 in Katy.
He was 66.
Services were conducted Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at Memorial Lutheran
Church in Katy. Interment was in Cat Spring Cemetery.
Schuknecht was baptized in Wilson, TX. He grew up and attended school in
Lynn County, TX, graduating from New Home High School in 1957. He served his
country in the United States Army and in the Army Reserves.
Schuknecht was united in marriage with Carol Schaar in Houston in September
of 1962. They made their home in Freemont, Nebraska. In 1978 they moved to
Sealy where they lived for a brief time before making their home in
Pattison. Schuknecht had been employed as an inside salesman for
Lubrications System, retiring after 23 years of service.
A member of the Memorial Lutheran Church in Katy, Mr. Schuknecht was a
devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He especially
treasured the time he spent with his grandchildren. An avid outdoorsman, he
enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting, and he and Carol were members of the
Summit Campground near Canyon Lake.
Schuknecht also enjoyed crafts such as ceramcis, wood burning and model
airplanes. Schuknecht and his wife also became avid square dancers.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Yvonne Schuknecht of Pattison;
sons -- Johnny Jovan Schuknecht Jr. and wife, Louanne of Somerset; Carl
Wesley Schuknecht and wife Pamella, of Cat Spring; daughter -- Trudy Lou
Bubela and husband, Glen, of Danevang; grandchildren -- Nickey Schuknecht,
Sarah and Alex Bubela; and great grandson -- Dakota Garcia; his mother --
Gertrude Schuknecht of Tahoka; brothers -- David Schuknecht and wife, Cathy,
of Wolfforth; and Dwayne Schuknecht and wife, Donna, of Tahoka; and many
friends and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father and three sisters.
Pallbearers were Glen Bubela, Preston Smith, Brice Hesche, James Hill, Shawn
Schuknecht, and Walt Autry. Honorary pallbearers were Lane Schuknecht, Alex
Bubela, Dakota Garcia and Christopher Schuknecht.
In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make gifts to: American
Heart Association, PO Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761; or American Diabetes
Assoc., PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Posted by Joy Neely


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