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“I sincerely apologize for missing John's notice, Gene Andert just sent the notice out to some of us Saints Alive! regulars. I have worked with John...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Steve Sherburne - Fort Wayne, IN

“John worked on our vehicle many times. He was a good-natured gentleman and he will be missed. John & Sandy Jedinak ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: John & Sandy Jedinak - Fort Waune, IN

“We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Maria, Stephen, Thomas, Lisa, Ken, Judy and families on the loss of Johnny. The memories of growing...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lou and Sharon Ehinger - SC

“Thoughts and prayers to John and his family and co workers. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Rick king and family - fort wayne, IN

“Tom, we are sorry to hear of the passing of your father! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family! If you need anything,...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Dan and Laurie McKenzie - IN

“Maria-I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Gail Gladd - Friend of Maria

“I heard of your loss from my sister, Mary, who now lives on Morris Street. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Joan (Blaising) Ferran - Santa Fe, NM

“Maria, so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Marilyn ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Marilyn Trabel - Palmetto, FL



John C. Schnelker, 63, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was the son of the late John and Hilda Schnelker, and a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. John was co-owner of L & S Alignment & Tune-up since 1972. He served his country in U.S. Air Force, and was a member of the Allen Co. Coon Hunters Assoc.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Maria; sons: Stephen (Heather) Schnelker of Pittsburgh, PA, Thomas Schnelker of Fort Wayne; daughter, Lisa Hill of Fort Wayne; siblings: Ken (Suzie) Schnelker of New Haven, Judy Feichter of Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren, and one great grandson.

Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 a.m. Thursday, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven with calling one hour prior to service. Father James Seculoff officiating. Calling is from 1 to 3 and 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven with a rosary recited at 3:00 P.M. Burial is in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

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