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Stephen J. Schnurr, Sr.

November 25, 1927 — July 6, 2018

Louisville, Kentucky

Stephen J. Schnurr, Sr., 90, died July 6, 2018. A lifelong Louisville resident, he was born November 25, 1927. A 1945 graduate of Saint Xavier High School, he served in the United States Coast Guard (1945–1946) and studied briefly at Speed Scientific School of the University of Louisville before his career in the family business of Julius Schnurr & Sons, Inc. He volunteered in many capacities for Saint Joseph Children’s Home, including service as president of its board of trustees. On August 18, 1951, he married Betty Jean Ziegler, who died August 3, 2010. He is survived by his four children: Stephen J. Schnurr, Jr., of Gary, Indiana; Jean C. Schnurr of Catonsville, Maryland; Thomas J. Schnurr of Louisville; and Robert C. Schnurr (Sherrie Effenbeck) of Loveland, Colorado; as well as six step-grandchildren: Jackson Stites and Nhoora Fuller of Oregon, and Breana, Kalie, and Alexis Hurd of Colorado. A memorial Mass will be celebrated August 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Saint Boniface Catholic Church, 531 East Liberty Street, Louisville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Boniface Church.  McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, is assisting the family with arrangements.  Visit the online guestbook at

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