Calvin W. Schnelle

August 16, 1920 - August 16, 2012

08/16/1920 - 08/16/2012

Schnelle, Calvin W. 91 of Wheeling, WV died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 16, 1920 in Wheeling a son of the late Earl A. and Marguerite Heath Schnelle. He was a retired terminal manager with Helms Express and a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph and the Holy Name Society and a veteran of the U.S. Army of WWII. Mr. Schnelle was also a member of the Kain Club, Wheeling Eagles, Traffic Club, Wheeling Elks Club, Saints and Sinners, Wheeling American Legion Post #1 and IOLA Club. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Deagel. Surviving are a son, Richard Susan Schnelle of Livonia, MI; three daughters; Carolyn Robert Hildebrand of Martins Ferry, OH, Mary John Koucoumaris of Colerain, OH, Helen Gary Plants of Powhattan, VA; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew. Friends received Noon – 8 pm Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling where Vigil Service will be held at 12:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday, August, 20, 2012 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling with Msgr. Kevin Quirk as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 1300 Eoff St., Wheeling, Amedisys Hospice Care, 1251 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, Ohio County Animal Shelter, 7011 National Road, Triadelphia, WV or Family Services of Upper Ohio Valley 51-11th Street, Wheeling. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.

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8 years ago

•What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.Praying for Gods peace for you all…Love Jenny,Ty & Adrien & Logan

Mark & Sherree Ecker
8 years ago

Dear Carolyn and family,

Not only do words come difficult at a time like this, but I’m confident they simply can not fill the sudden void in your your life. Regardless, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn your father’s passing. Allow the deluge of tears to subside quickly, so the celebration of your father’s life can begin and his loving memory engraved in your heart. Finally, rejoice knowing that he now dwells in the house of the Lord free of the worldy suffering that surrounds us. Peace be with you and yours.


Sherree and Mark

Ellen Dupke McAninch
8 years ago

Dear Carolyn and family, I am so truly sorry for your loss. May your happy memories overcome your sadness now and forever. Peace and love, Ellen

Barbara Isiminger
8 years ago

Dear Mary and Family,

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know that this is such a tremendous loss to you with all that you did for your dad and how close you were. Know that we will do anything to help you.

The Isimingers

Betty Woods
8 years ago

i am so sorry for you all

am thinking and praying for you all

Judy Burge
8 years ago

I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun,

I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags.

I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,

If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.

You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,

But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,

And filter and fibre your blood.

Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,

Missing me one place search another,

I stop somewhere waiting for you

Walt Whitman

Sharing memories today with you. Love, Judy

Connie Suto
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your families loss in the passing of Dad…. I enjoyed hearing stories of him….. What a great man, he will be truly mised by all… Prayers to each of you as you go through this difficult time

Heather Tankovits
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping everyone in my thoughts & prayers.

Jackie Pauley
8 years ago

I’m sorry to hear of your loss. If there’s anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to ask. Prayers for you all.

Hollis Hackathorn
8 years ago

Met Calvin only once. responding in place of those no longer with us who worked at Helms. They always said that he was a good, decent man. I didn’t realize his age.

Dennis R. Albaugh
8 years ago

My sincere condolences to the family of “Bud” Schnelle. Sincerely, Denny Albaugh

Sherica Shapaka
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Alice/Allen Bell
8 years ago

Schnelle Family,

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was in Oregon visiting my sister or I would have stopped over. May you find peace in knowing he is in a much better place. God Bless

Barbara Moses Littleton
8 years ago

The Schnelle Family

I remember you all from 36th street. Your father was always nice. I saw him at the Fish Market a few years back and I went up to him told him who I was & he thanked me for coming over. He looked great.