Stanley Ray “Stan” Schneck

Funeral services for Stanley Ray “Stan” Schneck, 51, Lawrence, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.  Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery.

 Mr. Schneck died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at his home, from complications of liver cancer.

 He was born Dec. 16, 1958, in Lawrence, the son of Merle Roy and Donna Rae Carlson Schneck.  He graduated from Bonner Springs High School in 1977, where he participated in wrestling, football, band, jazz band, Thespians, student council and was the class president his sophomore and junior years. He later attended Kansas University after receiving the McDanield scholarship.  He was also on the Lake of the Forrest swim team, and played summer baseball.  He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 149 in April, 1975.

 Mr. Schneck started his own company, Senor Stan’s Salsa in 1996.  He enjoyed fishing, cooking, mushroom hunting, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He was a member of Kaw Valley Mycological Society.

 He married Christine Ridpath on Sept. 24, 2010, in Lawrence.  She survives of the home.

 Other survivors include two daughters, Angel Dawn and Jessica Lauren; two grandchildren, Emma and Parker Story; his parents, Merle and Donna Schneck, of Bonner Springs, formerly of Lawrence; three brothers, Marlon and wife Michele, and Monty and wife Maria, Lawrence, and Glenn, Bonner Springs; a grandmother, Lucy Schneck, Lawrence; and five nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by grandparents Maurice and Edna Carlson and Gaylord Schneck.

 Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.  The family will receive friends following the service.

 The family suggests memorial contributions to the Johns-Hopkins Liver Transplant Program, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Cathy Wright Riegel...

Just wanted to leave a note, as I was one of the Park Drive kids. I lived just a few houses down the street growing up and always remember Stan doing something to earn that Eagle Scout rank. I also played in the band and was in Thespians. Stan was really good at anything he tried to do growing up. Stan was always smiling and just an all round good guy. Prayers being sent up for all the family.

From Pam Holt-Eveland...

I can remember seeing your face at one of the reunions. You came in, we was all semi-formal dressed and there Stan was in his Hawaii shirt all smiles glad to see everyone and laughing and shaking hands, it was priceless….I will miss you at the next reunion we have here on earth but maybe we will have one in heaven some day.

From Marlene Dillard...

My sympathy to the family. Angel, I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts at this time.

From Chuck and Ann TAylor...

Although I will not be able to physically hold you and cry with you, I want you to know we love you and our prayers are with you. May you feel the hands of God and may you feel my arms wrapped around you during this time!

From Sheila (Stillman) Miles...

I pray the blessing of God’s comfort for all friends and family who grieve Stan’s passing. May you find solace together as you share fond memories of his journey on earth, and may you find joy as you share the faith that you will see him again in the life to come.

From Kent Townsend...

Merle and Donna,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kent Townsend

From Merri (Jennings) Samuels...

Stan was one of the smartest people I’ve ever known. We went to school together from McDanield all the way to KU and shared many, many classes together. Although we didn’t see each other very frequently in the last few years, I always looked forward to seeing him at our class reunions, where he would always remind me of our math contests at the chalkboard in grade school. I’m sure he usually beat me. Not only was he smart, but he was very nice and giving, a good friend. And he made some great salsa. Stan, you will be missed. My prayers are with the Schneck family.

From Kerry Stumbough...

As the little sister in the group, I have a lot of good memories from when I was little that involve Stan. He wasn’t one of the mean big kids & always smiled. One favorite memory was “Flea Fly”. I don’t think I knew anyone who could do it faster or with a bigger smile. He had a blast doing it. I hope both Angel & Jessica got to enjoy that part of their dad. You’ll be in our prayers.

From Brenda DeGroot...

I will remember Stan as a free spirit who lived life to it’s fullest! When I picture Stan it will be with a BIG friendly smile on his face. I hope you all find comfort in the memories that will carry you though this difficult time.

From Bud & Ann Schenke...

Our deepest condolences are with you Merle and Donna. May your faith help you through this difficult time.

From Kyra Flummerfelt...

My deepest condolences are with all of Stan’s family. I was Jessica’s Girl Scout leader for several years and Stan would come to the meetings and teach the girls the Flea Fly song & hand motions. It was lots of fun that lead to many smiling faces & giggling little girls. He was a very loving father & will be missed greatly.

From Barbara Johnson...

My deepest condolences are with you all. It’s not easy to loose our loved ones! My prayers are with you!

From Kevin Bailey...

Dear Schnecks,
Not knowing that Stan was Ill, I was shocked and saddened by the news that He had Gone on to be with the Lord.
I wanted to take a moment, during this time, to briefly tell you what Stan ment to me.
Not having a brother, and always longing for one, I found It easy to follow and admire Stan, watching his antics and sillyness here at the lake in the 70’s. He, along with other “big kids”, had much to do in helping me Grow and become an independent thinker. I feel very close to you, the Schnecks….. Like Family. Stan will certainly be missed. May the Peace of God Meet you where you are at this very hour. Please know that you are loved By Many.

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From Jeff Carroll...

I am thinking and praying for all the Schneck family.

Stan was a friend for a very long time. He will be greatly missed.

From Cyndi Honeywell-Jeffries...

To all of the Schenck family you are in my thoughts and prayers. I saw Stan last at Frank Loggins funeral and gave him a big hug and talked about Frank and Stans family and mine. I always had fun conversations with him and he was so smart I never heard him say anything bad about anyone. I remember him wrestling of course and enjoyed watching him. I talked to him when he first started the salsa and had a table set up at Brewers and tryed it and bought it, soooooo goood!
I knew he was an Eagle Scout and thought that was so awesome. He was a good friend and I know it must so hard for all of you to say good bye. He will missed by so many.
I hope his girls know how special he was to so many other than just the family.
May God Bless and comfort all of you. Cyndi

From Candy Buck-Burnerr...

I just wanted the family to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I’m am very sorry for your loss. When it’s our son, brother, husband, Uncle or just a really good friend, words cannot describe the feeling of loss. However, Stan will remain in our hearts forever and we will see him again when it’s our time to clime the stairway to Heaven. Family and friends, just remember, he will always be with you, even though he is not present. He will watch over you and protect you every day until the day you see him again. His memories will stay with you forever. May God put his arms around all of you and surround you with the strength and comfort you need during this time of loss to get through this. Stan was a very good person and his loss has affected many. Just knowing where he is will be a blessing to all of you. I pray for God to wrap his arms around all of you in this time of need and let everyone know he is present.
God Bless that we can all live another day just remember Stan in our best memories. Stan, I love you, Rest in Peace.

From Barbara (Lawrence) Zaring...

My deepest sympathy to the family.Was great friend to many and will be missed.

From Susan Leininger...

Your family has always meant so much to me. I’m so sorry that Stan’s time to leave will cause you all pain and grief. His time here was too brief, but he touched many lives and made his mark on this world. God bless you all, you’re in our prayers. Susan Leininger, Joanne VanBeber and Emma Stucki

From Andy White...

May God bless and comfort Stan’s family and other friends.

From Stan Vickers...

May our Lord Jesus Christ walk with you and your family. Amen Thanks Stan, for all you have done for those in need, you have been a blessing to so many. slv

From Brandy Coonce...

Sending the deepest condolences for Stans passing on behalf of the Coonce family.

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From Terri Clark...

Each time I pick up a jar of Senor Stan’s Salsa I tell my kids another great story about growing up in our neighborhood. I haven’t repeated a story yet! Stan will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

From Nick Summers...

My deepest sympathy to all the family. Stan was a good man. Was just recommending his salsa to a friend the other day. I will always remember him fondly.

From Matt Wilhm...

My brother Stan. I struggle for words to say what I feel. We traveled many roads together from when we were young. It’s hard for me to explain the void that is left. Like a part of me, my childhood, my adolescence, young adulthood and my old man journey is gone from my life. I’ll miss so much from not having you around. The goofy conversations about food, mushrooms, fishing, politics and whatever. Your phone calls out of the blue just to talk and catch up. Our fun gatherings with friends each Summer. Way too much to list. Peace be with you.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
Lean not on your own understanding,
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
–Proverbs 3:5-6

From Marquell...

Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. There is a void that cannot be replace. The life insurance we buy is really preparation for death. But the life insurance Jehovah God offers is the destroying of death itself and all the things we can think of that causes it. He will do this through His Kingdom that His Son Jesus Christ is King of. We can gain comfort now through the Bible. And in the very near future we will hold our love ones again. We all will live happy healthy lives forever in exquisite delight and in an abundance of peace here on earth.

From Nina (Gumm) Ring...

May knowing your in the Hearts and Thoughts of Others Help you in this Time of Sorrow..

“Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free”

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