Terry Lyn Schnell, 57, of Lyman, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. Cremation has taken place in accordance with Terry’s wishes. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Reverence Funeral Parlor in Scottsbluff with Pastor Randy Brotzman officiating. The service will be livestreamed and recorded to Terry’s obituary page viewable at www.reverencefuneralparlor.com. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery near Morrill. Memorial donations may be sent to NE Rural Community Federal Credit Union, P.O Box 747, Morrill, NE 69358.
Terry was born January 3, 1965, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Daniel and Ruth (Scholl) Schnell. He grew up in a farming family, with the family initially living at Vale, South Dakota and then later moving to Lyman, Nebraska. He received his schooling at Heritage Christian School, in Morrill, Nebraska.
Terry’s passing was unexpected, but he was blessed to have accepted Christ as his Savior at a young age. He attended Mitchell Fellowship Church. Terry had often spoke of how happy he was, to have grown up helping on the family farm. He worked as a trucker, both local and cross country, aside from working at various jobs within the community. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting, especially with his dogs, Jake and Maggie.
Terry was goodhearted and kind. Terry took any opportunity he could to provide others with uplifting thoughts of encouragement and/or a humorous joke to lighten one’s day. He was loved by many and he will be remembered by all he interacted with. It’s been noted that Terry’s jokes and jovial presence will be missed by all at Morrill Penny’s Diner.
Terry is survived by his mother, Ruth; and siblings, Tim and Sharon.
He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Schnell.