Doris M. Schnur, 85

July 13, 1933 —
Feb. 11, 2019
CRESCO - Doris M. Schnur, 85, of Cresco, Iowa, died on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco. 
Memorial services for Doris will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Cresco United Methodist Church with Pastor Kayla Lange-Carney officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Doris Mae Jacob was born on July 13, 1933 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of John and Rennatta (Fricke) Jacob. On Feb. 24, 1951, she was united in marriage to William Earl Schnur at St. John’s Lutheran Church in State Center, Iowa. 
Doris was a social person, who liked to sit and visit with neighbors on her porch. She was often seen riding her bicycle around town and stopping by to say “hello” to family and friends. She was notorious for her long goodbyes when company was leaving. She liked to cook, clean, play solitaire and watch “The Price is Right.” In the winters, Doris and Earl would drive their fifth wheel south for warmer weather. She enjoyed growing flowers, especially red geraniums, and watching hummingbirds flit from flower to flower.  
Doris is survived by one daughter, Marleen (Richard) Burgess of Cresco; four sons, Michael (Terri) of Cresco, Marvin (Sue) of Ridgeway, Iowa, Merlin of Cresco and Martin of Ridgeway; 14 grandchildren, Chad Burgess and Chasity Griffith, Justin, Sarah, Cheyanne (Matt Ringoen) and Dakota Schnur, Torie (Ty Moeller), Travis (Katy) and Tanner (Sara) Schnur, Olivia and Josie Schnur and Dylan, Darrian and Devyn Schnur; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie (Carl) Dreifke of Hubbard, Iowa and Joyce Tinjer; and a sister-in-law, Elsie (Tom) Ryan of Cresco.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl on March 25, 2003; two brothers, Carl (Irene) Jacob and Ernie (Darlene) Jacob; and her sister, Betty (Ronald) Benson.
Condolences may be left online at

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