Douglas J. Schnicker
April 9, 1959 - February 11, 2013
Biography

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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Fri, February 15, 2013
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ
1221 Park Ave.
Burlington, Iowa 52601


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Sat, February 16, 2013
10:00 AM


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First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ
1221 Park Ave.
Burlington, Iowa 52601


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Garret Krieger
Feb 18, 2013

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

Feb 18, 2013
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 in the whole hospital. He was an Amazing man to work with, he always had a smile on his face and made going to work a good time. My mother Connie remembers sitting with parents at all our soccer games and screaming at us for how awesome we were!! I send all my love your way.

Garret Krieger
Kim (Smith) Duque
Feb 17, 2013

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!!

Corey Westerbeck
Feb 17, 2013

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

Feb 17, 2013
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 day and how much we "loved our jobs." When Wonder closed, I had the pleasure of learning that Doug had been hired to work with us at Sara Lee. I knew Doug would be a great fit and everyone would enjoy Doug's company. Still such a shock, I hope we can all keep him and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Corey Westerbeck
Cheryl Stewart
Feb 16, 2013

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

Feb 16, 2013
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. So very sorry for your loss. RIP Doug

Cheryl Stewart
Lisa Violett
Feb 16, 2013

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

Feb 16, 2013
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 all of you..Love you Kipp and Lisa Violett

Lisa Violett
kathy wunderlich
Feb 16, 2013

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

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