Funeral Services for Don Schnaidt, 73, of Dickinson will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 16, 2019 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, with Bernie Krebs Officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, December 16, 2019 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, with a Rosary taking place at 10:30 a.m.
Don passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Benedict’s Health Care in Dickinson.
Donald C. Schnaidt was born December 23, 1945 in Dickinson, ND to Carl and Ann (Clarys) Schnaidt. He attended school in Dickinson and Richardton, graduating in 1964.
After high school, Don farmed and ranched together with his father on the family farm. Don, a self-taught mechanic, had a very strong work ethic and would always make himself available when family, neighbors, or friends needed his help. During his younger years, he enjoyed trapping and hunting, riding his motorcycle, and working on projects in his garage. Don enjoyed playing cards, growing his collection of miniature tractors and farm equipment, and most important a good laugh or joke when visiting with his friends. He was always a good steward of the farm animals and land.
After retirement, he worked with his brother Frank in Dickinson for a period of time and then had more time to enjoy nature and the beautiful North Dakota sunrises and sunsets.
Even though Don’s last few years were challenging, he still managed to smile, make the best of things, and always enjoyed his visitors.
Don is survived by his twin brother, Dave (Karen) of Sante Fe, NM, his brother Frank (Dorene) of Dickinson, ND and his sister, Kay (Rick) Baranko of Belfield, ND. Uncle Don will also be missed and remembered by his seven nieces, four nephews, six great nieces, and seven great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, relatives, and friends.