Dr. Harley D. Schnowske, 82, of Cambridge died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. Memorials services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 6 th at Cambridge United Methodist Church. Rev. Jim Aniol and Rev. David Joyce will officiate. Private family interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cambridge United Methodist Church, University of Illinois Veterinary Scholarship Fund, or Cambridge Ambulance Service. Per his request, cremation has been accorded and the family is being assisted by Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Cambridge.
Harley Dean Schnowske was born August 12, 1935 in Cambridge the son of Raymond and Mabel (Eaton) Schnowske. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1953 where he was an outstanding basketball player and was inducted into the Cambridge High School Sports Hall of Fame. He married Joyce Anderson on August 31, 1957 in Andover, IL. She survives. Harley attended the University of Illinois graduating in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree. His name was inscribed on the Bronze Tablet for being in the top 1% at the University. In 1960 he graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and was Valedictorian of his class. He joined the Geneseo Veterinary Practice of Dr. Roy Reppert and Dr. William Munson in 1960. He retired from practice in February of 2002 after 43 years.
He was a charter member of Valley View Club and served on the first Valley View Board. He was a member of Cambridge School Board. Harley served on the Cambridge zoning committee for 30 years. He also served on the Edwards River Valley Drainage District Committee, was a lifetime member of American Veterinary Medical Association and the Illinois Veterinary Medical Association, and was a member of the Cambridge United Methodist Church.
Harley is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Joy (Dave) Dornfeld, and Joline (Duane) Olson, both of Geneseo; a son, Tod Schnowske, Plainfield, IL; grandchildren, Dr. Jarrod Dornfeld, St. Louis, MO, Erik Dornfeld, Glendale, CA, Janelle Olson, Geneseo, Kelsey Olson, Solon, IA, Gavin Schnowske and Hope Schnowske, both of Plainfield; and brothers, Everett (Janice) Schnowske, Altona, IL and Larry (Norine) Schnowske, Cambridge; brother-in-law, Donavan “Bush” (Bess) Anderson, Cambridge; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents.