Mark Daniel Schnell (Rochester, MN)


Mark Daniel Schnell, 51, of Rochester passed away peacefully of natural causes on November 28, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus.

Mark was born on August 17, 1967 in Rochester to Daniel and Diane Schnell. He graduated from Mayo High School in 1985. He attended University of Wisconsin Steven’s Point for two years. Upon returning to Rochester, he worked at IBM. In 1995, he met Deanna Gosse. They were married on March 31, 2007. In 1998, Mark began working for Gopher Distributing (later Northern Distributing) in Rochester. Mark “bled purple” and was a devoted MN Vikings fan. He loved spending time with family, camping, campfires, and was a true “jokester”, making many people laugh throughout his life. He will be truly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Deanna; two sons, Austin and Nicholas, all of Rochester; two step-daughters, Heather and Rebecca Evenson, both of Wabasha; his brothers, Jeff Schnell and Mike (Tracy) Schnell, both of Byron; and grandchildren, Rilynn, Mackenzie, Oaklyn, August, and Thomas.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service for Mark will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, December 7, 2018 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be in Oakwood East Cemetery in Rochester.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be written to the family.

Courtesy of Macken Funeral Home




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