Arlene Schnoor of Perry


Arlene Schnoor, 102, of Perry passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at the Perry Lutheran Homes in Perry, Iowa.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. in the People’s Cemetery rural Woodward, Iowa. Memorials will be given to St. Croix Hospice and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Arlene Helen Schnoor was born April 19, 1918, in Peoples Township, Boone County, Iowa, to William P. and Helen (Thornburg) Friedrichsen.

She grew up on the family farm in Boone County and attended the Friedrichsen Country School through eighth grade.

Arlene was united in marriage to J. Fredric Schnoor in Bouton, Iowa, Dec. 9, 1945.

She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Bouton.

Arlene was a gifted at quilt maker and hand work, including crocheting and embroidery.

She loved sitting on her porch at her Bouton home. Fredric and Arlene enjoyed spending over 28 years of winters in Mesa, Arizona.

They established an Iowa State University scholarship fund for high school graduates in Dallas County studying in the field of agriculture.

In death Arlene rejoins her husband, Fredric; parents, William and Helen; daughter, Carolyn Schnoor Whitaker; brothers, Eugene Friedrichsen and Kenneth Friedrichsen; and a sister, Wilma Hoffman.

Left to cherish Arleneā€™s memory are her children, William (Nancy) Schnoor of Bremerton, Washington; step-grandson, Brian (Stephanie) Allen of Tacoma, Washington; step-great-granddaughter, Inara Allen of Tacoma; cousin, Iona Thornburg of Perry; and many nieces and nephews.


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