Doug L. Schnell, age 72 of Nebr. City passed away on November 1, 2023 at his home.

Douglas Lester Schnell was born on May 21, 1951 in Lincoln, NE; the son of Reinhold W. and Veronica (Balas) Schnell.  He grew up in Crete, NE with his eight siblings.  He graduated from Crete High School with the Class of 1969.  He later entered the United States Army and proudly served his country.  He was honorably discharged on July 6, 1977, after serving five years and nine months.

After returning from the military, Doug continued his schooling at Pasadena College of Chiropractic and obtained his Degree of Chiropractic Medicine.  He married Karen Lawson on October 18, 1991.  They later divorced.

Doug was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) and was proud of his sobriety for several years.

He is survived by his former wife, Karen Schnell of Fayetteville, AR; daughters:  Karey McCauley (James) of Lincoln, NE and Jennifer (Clay) Allsman of Omaha, NE; five grandchildren:  Andrew, Zachary and Mason McCauley and Sheldon and Thea Fotinos; two great-grandchildren:  Jaylee McCauley and Ashton Fotinos; eight siblings:  Mary Tripp (John) of Herkimer, NY, Kathy Wigington (Tom) of Nebr. City, NE, Judith Haas of Villisca, IA, Alan Schnell of Lincoln, NE, Carolyn Holmes of Crete, NE, Reinhold Schnell (Cheryl) of Crete, NE, John Schnell (Roxanne) of Mead, NE and Stephan Schnell (Margaret) of Bowie, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; other family and friends.

Doug was preceded in death by his father, Reinhold in 1980 and his mother, Veronica in 2019 and a sister-in-law Mary Schnell.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2023 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City with Pastor John Schnell officiating.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crete, NE at 3:00 p.m. with Military Honors by the Nebraska Army National Guard Funeral Honors Detail.

Memorials may be given to Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.).

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