David Schnelle, 55, of Orondo, WA, passed away, Sunday December 29, 2013. He was born to Karen Rider and Doyle Schnelle on July 29, 1958, in Oregon City, OR. He grew up with his two sisters and two brothers in both Milwaukee, OR and West Linn, OR, eventually moving on to Prineville, OR. While living in Orondo, Dave enjoyed fishing on his boat with his partner and best friend, Dani, and his many grandchildren. He enjoyed camping in their trailer and fishing with friends. Dave and Dani recently returned from work last summer in Wyoming, where they both drove trucks delivering water to the oil rigs for Sheehan Trucking. Upon his return, he most recently worked for Swift Trucking as a long haul driver and was fortunate enough to have a route that took him directly though the town his parents live in, La Pine, OR. He was an avid sportsman and mechanic, reveling in both fishing and hunting. Dave tinkered regularly on a number of different cars and trucks and loved the work. He was a devoted father and grandfather, making each child and grandchild feel special in their own way. He loved his family very much and made every effort to spend time with them.
He is survived by his partner of four years and fiance;e, Dani Bartlett of Orondo, WA; daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Jon Phillips of Arlington, WA; son, Colbey Schnelle of Everett, WA; step-daughter, Kellie Scaman of Wenatchee, WA; step-son, Sean Scaman of Wenatchee WA; mother and father, Jack and Karen Rider of La Pine, OR; sister and brother-in-law, Loni and Dave Frank of La Pine, OR; sister and brother-in-law, Toni and Brian Gumar of Aurora, OR; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Karen Schnelle of Vancouver, WA; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Cole, Ava, Caleb, Kayla, Emily, and Gabby; and his beloved dog, Heidi. Dave will be welcomed in heaven by his brother, Michael Schnelle; and his best friend, Greg Hagg; along with many other loved ones.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at Heritage Memorial Chapel in East Wenatchee, WA. Please sign in and leave a memory for the family online at HeritageMemorialChapel.com. Arrangements by Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.