After today’s service relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.
SYLVEN F. SCHUKNECHT
Sylven Fred Schuknecht, the son of Louis and Anna (Hattermann) Schuknecht was born February 21, 1922 in Union Township of O’Brien County, Iowa. He received his education in country schools in O’Brien County. He and Gladys Witt were united in marriage on December 17, 1944 at St. John’sLutheranChurch in Germantown. After their marriage, Sylven was called into the United States Army and being stationed in Ft. Lewis, Washington. After his discharge the couple returned to O’Brien County, where they farmed southwest of Paullina until 1961. At this time the couple moved to Cleghorn, Iowa; where Sylven was employed at the Farmers Co-op Elevator first in Cleghorn and later in Marcus, where he was the manager of the grain department. He retired from the Elevator in Marcus and worked part-time for the city of Cleghorn, working outside in city maintenance. After his retirement the couple continued to make their home in Cleghorn. He passed away at the CherokeeRegionalMedicalCenter in Cherokee, on Monday, December 25, 2006, reaching the age of 84 years and 10 months and 4 days.
Sylven was baptized on March 5, 1922 and later confirmed on May 3, 1936 at St. JohnLutheranChurch in Germantown, Iowa and he was currently a member of the PeaceLutheranChurch in Marcus, Iowa. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and woodworking.
Sylven leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Gladys of Cleghorn; three daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Robert Saffrin of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Donna and Denny Specht of Marcus, Iowa; Janet and Richard Peck of Cherokee, Iowa; 6 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, also other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rachel; his parents and a sister, Irena Ebert Holtgrewe.