Tanya Schnuelle

Tanya M. Schnuelle, 39, of Waukon died suddenly Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 6 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Tanya Marie Schnuelle was born December 18, 1979 in Waukon, the daughter of Lawrence and Marsha (Welper) Benda. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, graduated from Waukon High School in 1998, and received her LPN and RN from NICC in Calmar and her BSN from Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Tanya has worked at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon for many years. September 11, 2010, she married Adam Schnuelle at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Tanya was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, where she taught CCD. She loved being involved with and following her children’s activities, including working with Coulee Region Sled Hockey that her son, Addison, played for and assisting with the Waukon High School Band that her daughter, Abigail, played in. Tanya enjoyed riding motorcycles with Adam. She was a dedicated and loving wife and mother, daughter, sister, aunt, nurse, coworker and friend.

Survivors include her husband, Adam Schnuelle of Waukon; her children, Addison and Abigail Schnuelle, both at home; her father and mother, Lawrence and Marsha Benda of Waukon; four brothers: Tim Benda of Reedstown, WI, Tom (Jennifer) Benda of Postville, Ted (Holly) Benda of Decorah and Travis (Ashley) Benda of Waukon; her nieces and nephews: Liam, Rose, Jason, Clara, Madilyn, Avery and Vivyan Benda; her grandmother-in-law, Sharon Goeke of Waukon; and many aunts and uncles. She is preceded in death by her grandparents.

Honorary casketbearers were the nursing staff at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Casketbearers were Bill, Robert, Donald, Roger and Paul Benda, Mike and Nick Palmer, Chris Ahles and Derek Muchow.

Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.

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