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Neil Schnipke

Neil Robert Schnipke, 36, of Findlay, died at 1:04 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at his residence. He fought hard until the end, battling cholangialocarcinoma for more than a year.
He was born May 7, 1986, in Lima, to Norman V. and Sandra A. (Knott) Schnipke, who survive in Kalida. On July 31, 2010, he married Stephanie Lynn Pahl, who survives in Findlay.
Also surviving are four children, Evelynn Corrine, Eleanora Leann, Aleksander Pahl and Amelia Nelle Schnipke, all at home; a sister, Rhonda K. Schnipke of Eastlake; two brothers, Ryan N. (Amy) Schnipke of Kalida and Dean J. (Alaina) Schnipke of Greenville, S.C.; mother-in-law, Carol Pahl of Carey; and two brothers-in-law, Ehret (Melissa) Pahl and Curtis (Heather) Pahl, both of Carey.
Neil was preceded in death by a godchild, Olivia Ryan Schnipke; grandparents, Wilfrid and Rosalia Schnipke and Norman and Dorothy Knott; aunt, Janice Knott; uncle, Kenneth Knott; and father-in-law, Donald Pahl.
Neil was an electrical engineer for B-K Tool & Design, Kalida, and was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Findlay. He was a 2004 graduate of Kalida High School and graduated with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Toledo. He enjoyed tinkering with electronics and acquiring Nintendo collectibles. In recent years, he coached his daughters and their youth soccer teams at Liberty Benton.
The funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida ,with the Rev. Nathan Bockrath officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a scripture service will be held at 1:45 p.m.
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