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James Schnake

July 6, 1926 July 15, 2017
James Schnake
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James Schnake, age 91, of Golconda, IL passed away July 15, 2017 at Hardin County Hospital in Rosiclare, IL.
He was born in Golconda, IL to John Thomas and Christie Ellen (Chambliss) Schnake. James was a retired miner from Ozark Mahoning. He married Margaret Wayland on June 26, 1987 and celebrated thirty years of marriage, together thirty-seven years. James liked to rabbit hunt, garden and farm. He enjoyed dancing and singing. Most of all he loved his family and dog Prissy.
James is survived by his wife Margaret Schnake; seven daughters, Linda Haney, Phyllis (John) Cummins, Sandy (Paul) Swanson, Merella (Gary) Schandl, Nova Palmer (Wayne Johnson), Kim (Terry) Julian, and Marcie (David) King; fifteen grandchildren: Chris Haney, Mark Haney, Sean (Traci) Haney, Kevin (Alecia) Haney, Tracy (Tonya) Cummins, Charles (Tammy) Schnake, Sheryl Schnake, Zach (Kelly) Brandt, Ashley Schandl, Brian (Amy) Schandl, Steven Schandl, Stanton (Meagan) Reed, Bradley Reed, Hunter Foster, and Whitney (Kody) Hill; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; brother, Ray Schnake; three sisters-in-law, Betty (Harold) Lemon, Joyce (Roger) Wallace, Jeannette Wayland; brother-in-law, Kenney (Debbie) Wayland; several nieces, nephews and special friend, David Palmer.
Preceding in death: parents: J.T. and Christie nee Chambliss Schnake, son, Charles Deon Schnake, son-in-law, John Haney, grandsons Bryon Aberle and Scott Jackson, granddaughters: Angela Aberle and Rachel Brandt. Siblings: brothers Garland Schnake, Lewis Schnake, Roby Schnake; sisters Ruby nee Schnake Swinford, Velma Geraldine nee Schnake Furlow, and Faye Schnake, father and mother-in-law Willie and Lucille nee Jackson Wayland.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sunga, the nurses, CNAs, and others of Hardin County General Hospital for the care and compassion they rendered to our loved one during his care. Gratitude is also extended to the nurses, occupational and physical therapy of Addis Health Care.
Celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm on July 22, 2017 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL. The service will be conducted by Brother Harold Miller. Interment will follow the service at IOOF Cemetery in Golconda, IL. Visitation will be from 12:00pm until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. Visit alyfh.com to leave an online condolence or sign the guest book.
Memorials may be made to: M*A*S*H 62938, PO Box 673 Golconda, IL 62938 or VFW Post 9227, PO Box 6 Golconda, IL 62938

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