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 during World War II. 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, and Helen (Gary) Plants of Powhattan, VA; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two nieces and a nephew.
Friends received noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, August, 20, 2012 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Msgr. Kevin Quirk as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. The Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.
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 Service of Upper Ohio Valley, 51 11th Street, Wheeling.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.