Services for Carl Schnoor, 98, of Perry, Iowa were held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Perry with Pastor Paul Burrow officiating. Burial was in Violet Hill Cemetery with Military Honors. Dennis Morgan, pianist, sang “On Eagles Wings,” “Going Home” and “The Lords Prayer.” Granddaughters Michelle Yocum and Anne Wallace sang “How Great Thou Art” a cappella.


Carl Forrest Schnoor was born on a farm south of Perry on May 31, 1920, the second of three children of John and Anna (Appenzeller) Schnoor. He grew up on the farm and attended Gardner Consolidated School through the eighth grade. He graduated from Perry High School in 1937, the University of Iowa College of Engineering in 1943, and the University of Iowa College of Law in 1948. Carl served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and then had a career in civil engineering for 58 years. He was the County Engineer in Cedar, Allamakee, and Keokuk Counties and then became the Boone County Engineer for 25 years. Carl was also a farmer and had a private land surveying business.


Carl was a professional engineer and had a Juris Doctorate. He served one term as President of the Iowa Association of County Engineers. He was a member of the Iowa Nut Growers Association and was instrumental in establishing the Iowa Arboretum. Carl was a Mason and a life-long member of the United Methodist Church in Perry.


Carl was united in marriage to Harriett Jensen in March of 1953. They have three daughters and their husbands, Sue and Al Omestad, Jane and Roy Swain, Loraine and Michael Wallace, and one son, John Schnoor. They also have six grandchildren: David Omestad, Benjamin Swain, Michelle Yocum, Chase Wallace, Ellie Wallace, and Anne Wallace, and one great-grandchild, Celia Swain.


Carl was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Harriett, his parents John and Anna Schnoor, and his sisters Marie Crews and Loanna Bloethe. Carl passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Dallas County Hospital.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Public Library, in Carl’s name, and may be sent to Murdock Funeral Home, 1420 Warford St., Perry, IA 50220.