Richard “Dick” DeWayne Schnacker, 85, of Lexington, Nebraska passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
He was born on December 23, 1936, in rural Amherst, Nebraska to Richard John and Velma (Labs) Schnacker. His family made their home on the farm near Amherst and he attended public schools in Amherst. When Dick was young, his father passed away and he started helping on the family farm.
He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Fuqua on August 31, 1963 in Elwood. They made their home in Lexington. Two sons were blessed to this union: Rex and Rick. Their marriage would later end in divorce.
While living in Lexington, Dick worked as a Foreman for Cornland Dressed Beef before he purchased Schnacker’s Country Bar. Dick then sold the bar in 1983 and started working for Al Kuck out of Smithfield. This would be the beginning of a long career in moving dirt, working in his scraper which he thoroughly enjoyed. Dick lived next to his brother Gary, near Johnson Lake before he moved to Yuma, Arizona. Dick spent the next twenty plus years in Yuma, before moving back to Lexington to be closer to family.
Dick was an avid hunter, enjoyed shooting pool, and was an accomplished fast pitch softball player in his younger years. His greatest joy was just being outdoors and doing outdoor activities, which included boating and camping. He was a proud member of the NRA.
Survivors include his two sons, Rex (Tammy) Schnacker of Lexington and Rick (Angie) Schnacker of Humboldt; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Delores (Dick) Heil of Yuma, Arizona and Lexi (George) Lundgren of Yankton, South Dakota; sister-in-law, Sandy Schnacker of Lexington; half-sister, Shelly Zimmer of San Jacinto, California; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.
Besides his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Schnacker.
There will be no visitation or memorial book signing. Dick’s expressed wish for cremation has been honored. A memorial has been established in Dick’s honor, kindly suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com