Douglas J. Schnicker, 53, of Burlington, died Monday, February 11, 2013, as a result of a vehicle accident in Illinois.
Born April 9, 1959 in Burlington, he was the son of Harold and Virginia Smith Schnicker. On May 28, 1988, he married Michele Williams at First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ.
Doug was a 1977 graduate of Burlington High School, 1979 graduate of Southeastern Community College, and a 1981 graduate of Western Illinois University with a degree in business administration.
Doug owned The Sandwich Shop in downtown Burlington for several years. Later he purchased his parents' donut business and renamed it Doug's Donut and Deli. He most recently worked in route sales for Wonder Bread and Sara Lee.
Doug was a member of First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ where he volunteered regularly by driving the church van and serving as a parent sponsor of the M&M Group. He was a past member of Burlington Golf Club. Doug was active with the Boy Scouts where he encouraged and supported both of his sons to become Eagle Scouts. He volunteered as a soccer coach and was an avid Hawkeye fan. Besides a passion for water skiing, Doug also enjoyed knee and paddle boarding. Traveling with his family to Chicago, Cabo San Lucas, Las Vegas, Alaska, San Diego, and Hawaii was particularly relaxing to Doug.
Survivors include his wife, Michele Schnicker of Burlington; two sons, Nicholas Schnicker of Iowa City and Ryan (Stephanie) Nagrocki of Fort Madison; his father, Harold Schnicker of Burlington; one brother, Dave (Cathy) Schnicker of Burlington; one sister, Diane (Dan) Paddock of St. Charles, MO; nieces and nephews, Jamey Holder, Bryan Schnicker, Jason Schnicker, Dustin Paddock, Dylan Paddock, Drew Paddock, Kelsey Williams and Brianna Williams; in-laws, Bob and Betty Williams of Sierra Vista, AZ; brother in-law, Sean Williams of Tucson, AZ, and other special aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents and brother, Dan Schnicker.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, February 15th, at First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ.
The celebration of life for Doug will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16th, at First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ with the Rev. David Yonker officiating. Private family inurnment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for River Front Improvements and First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ.
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Ryan, I am so heart broken to hear about your dad, I remember him bringing Donuts to our soccer games in High School. I had the pleasure of working with Doug at Barngrover glass. We replaced all the windows and Caulking... more
What a sad day for everyone who knew Doug! He's been a real stand up guy since I've known him through school and having graduated the same year. My thoughts and prayers are extended to his family!!
I had the pleasure of getting to know Doug from our time at Wonder Bread. Doug trained me when I started back in 2006. Over those 6 years, Doug and I had many late afternoons in the office at work, talking about our da... more
Doug will be greatly missed by all. He always had a smile. I remember Doug from the donut shop he had with his father. I managed a convenience store in West Burlington where Doug delivered the donuts every morning to me.... more
Michelle so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Doug,may your guardian angels follow you from here..I wish we all could have kept closer.If you need anything just call I'm here..Our thoughts and prayers are with al... more
Michelle and family, My heart goes out to all of you. Doug was a great person and classmate. I will always remember his wonderful smile. May God hold you all close at this difficult time. Kathy(Ryner)Wunderlich