Thomas C. Schnelt Obituary, Death – Thomas C. Schnelt, who was 58 years old at the time of his death, passed away at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton on July 17, 2023. Carrollton was his permanent home at the time. He was born in the city of Carrollton on June 20, 1965 and his parents were Robert W. Schnelt and Judith Stewart Schnelt. He was an only child. They got married on November 24, 2001 in Carrollton, and Kelli Cox is still around today.
The ceremony took place there. In addition, he is survived by his daughter, Paris Shaw (and her husband Seth), of East Alton; his son, Trenton Schnelt, of Carrollton; a grandson, Bentley Shaw; a granddaughter, Sylvia Shaw; two sisters, Terri Ringhausen (and her husband Kevin) of Carrollton and Ann Ficken (and her husband Mike) of St. Charles, Missouri; as well as three nephews, Mark Ficken, Andrew Ficken, and Austin Ringhausen. His parents died before he did in this incarnation, so he never got to meet them.
Tom went on to pursue a career in banking and worked for a variety of financial organizations in the region, one of which was the Farmers National Bank in Griggsville, where he was working at the time that this passage was written. He was a member of the Carrollton Knights of Columbus as well as the Carrollton Hawk Pride, in addition to serving on the board of directors for Boyd Hospital. Tom looked forward with great excitement to the opportunity to spend his Friday evenings cheering on the Carrollton Hawks when they played football.
His relationship with his family was the single most important thing in his life. The time that he was able to spend with his grandson Bentley was something that brought him great joy. As he awaited the arrival of his granddaughter, Sylvia, he was so thrilled that he could hardly contain his excitement. Tom took great satisfaction in being of assistance to the people in his community, and he was always ready to lend a hand in whatever capacity was required, whether it was to make something better or to volunteer his time.