Arthur John Schnose 1922 - 2009 Hays
Hays — Funeral services for Arthur John Schnose, 86, Hays, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 12th and Fort streets, Hays. Burial will follow in Mount Allen Cemetery in Hays.
Mr. Schnose died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at his son’s home in Spring Hill.
He was born Oct. 16, 1922, in rural Wagner, S.D., the son of Emil Hans and O’Tillia Freida Rosetta Lutjen Schnose.
Mr. Schnose served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was the first full-time employee and general manager for Sunflower Electrical Cooperative from 1971 until he retired in 1985. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hays.
He married Ruth R. Eberle on Sept. 28, 1947. She died March 14, 2009.
Survivors include three sons, Gregory and wife Linda, Lawrence, David and wife Eileen, Spring Hill, and Mark and wife Barbara, Fontana, Calif.; a daughter, Paula Clutter and husband Jim, Haysville; and 13 grandchildren, Christina Salazar, Katherine Struthers, Evan Friesen, Valerie Hurtado, John Fritts and Elise, Jonathan, Joshua, Tabitha, Vanessa, Moriah, Olivia and Nathan Schnose.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. before services Saturday at the church.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or the church, sent in care of Hays Memorial Chapel, 1906 Pine St., Hays, KS 67601.