Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Ethan Sayler officiated. There was be a family prayer service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Burial was in Prairie View Cemetery at Paullina. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Katie was born on January 5, 1931 to Buell "Pooch" & Jessie (Anderson) Traver at Primghar. She attended Paullina Community School and graduated in 1948. She was united in marriage on April 19, 1952 to John Schnoes. They lived in Paullina until 1960 when they moved to Cherokee. She worked for the Paullina Telephone as a switchboard operator, was bookkeeper for Schnoes Texaco & Repair and worked at Berkheimer's Studio. She was a member of adult bowling league, co-head of Junior Youth League Bowling, funeral committee at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee, and helped with Sermons ala Carte. Katie was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed puzzles, embroidery, bowling and playing cards. She enjoyed spending summers at Ottertail Lake, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John on December 10, 2001; and a brother, William (Bud) Traver.
Katie is survived by three sons: Mark and Pamela Schnoes of Paullina; Dean and Brenda Schnoes of Elk Horn, Iowa; Brian and Michele Schnoes of Meriden; five grandchildren: Chris Schnoes of Elk Horn, Iowa; Michael (Elizabeth) Schnoes of Ida Grove; Jennifer (Cody) Ohlendorf of Remsen; Sara (Travis) Ginger of Paullina and Amy Schnoes of Starbuck, Minnesota; eight great- grandchildren: Conley & Bryn Ginger; Courtlyne Schnoes; EmmaJean, Jonathan & GracieMae Ohlendorf; Kaylee Schnoes and step-great grandson Matthew DeWitt; sister: LaVonne (Bonnet) Winter of Wenatchee, Washington.