The Free Press, Mankato, MN

May 5, 2013

Collette Schnoor


—   Collette Schnoor, 83, of St. Peter died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at her daughter's home in St. Peter. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7 at Schroder Mortuary in Silvis, Ill., with burial in Western Cemetery in Orion, Ill. Visitation is two hours before service Tuesday at the funeral home.

  Collette was born Oct. 7, 1929 to Harry and Iva DeSpain Mallas. She married Herbert L. Schnoor Sr. Jan. 17, 1948 in Rock Island. Herbert passed away in 1976. Collete worked as an in-home care giver, and also at Comfort Harbor Nursing Home in Milan, Ill. Collette enjoyed word searches, watching science fiction and shopping at thrift stores.

  Collete is survived by her daughter, Sandra (John) Turner of St. Peter; grandchildren, Daniel (Nikki) Muhleman of Bloomington, Ill., and Charis Turner of Monroe, Wis; great-grandchildren James and Lacy Muhleman of Bloomington, Kyli, Kade and Jaxon of Monroe Wis., and many nieces and nephews.

  Collette was preceded in death by her parents; children Cynthia Ann and Herbert Jr; grandson Phillip Muhleman; sisters, Katherine Brusso, Helen Zeroth and Ruth Berthoud Steiner.