April 9, 1949 – September 10, 2014
Bernard William Schnippert of Bend, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with carcinoid cancer.
A memorial service for close family and friends was held at their home on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Bernard was born in Pittsburgh, PA and at age 18 moved to California to attend Ambassador University. There he met his future wife, Arlene Pratt, and they were married in June of 1971.
In the course of his career, Bern was awarded a PHD in Management and Administration, and a Juris Doctor. He had a succession of diverse jobs…church pastor, media manager, company CFO, and lastly as an in-house corporate attorney for his church headquarters.
His passions in life included ham radio, fishing, camping, education, and most importantly, his family.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Arlene, and two daughters, Crystal Resler of Loganville, WI, and Coral Schnippert of Bend, Oregon. A third daughter, Amber Patrick, died in 2013. He is also survived by his sister, Karen Lavaty of Glendora, CA and four grandchildren; Clint, Heather and Julia Resler, and Megan Patrick. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Bernard Frances Schnippert and Irene Schnippert.
The family would like to thank the amazing people of Partners in Care and Hospice House who helped tirelessly through very difficult times.