Blanch Schnathorst Obituary

Blanch  Schnathorst
Blanch Schnathorst

January 25, 1949 - July 22, 2021
Born in Sioux City, Iowa
Resided in Pleasant Hill, Iowa
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Blanch Marie Schnathorst was born 25 January 1949 in Sioux City, Iowa. She passed very peacefully at home with family next to her.

Throughout her life, she worked several jobs. Such as a waitress, CNA, & on the production line at Kwikset (check your locks & door handles, she may have made them :) .

Blanch was a single mother taking care of her 3 kids until she met Jim Schnathorst. They married February 1983 shortly after meeting. There were now 8 kids in the blended family. She travelled throughout the US quite a bit in her life. She and Jim settled in Pleasant Hill in 1998.

Blanch was an amazing cook! She loved singing some Patsy Cline, and she was good at it! She enjoyed playing Bingo, crocheting, & playing canasta. One of her favorite pastimes was playing Yahtzee with Jim. He would ask her (even at 2 in the morning) ‘YA WANNA GET WHOOPERED?’. And the rolling of the dice would begin…… for HOURS!!

Blanch absolutely adored her grandkids. She would do (and had done) anything for them. They are Richard (Emily) Garcia, Heather (Jeremy) Garcia, Shawn (Amanda) Garcia, Alex Arias, Tess Arias, and Amaya Glass. There are five great grand kids, Logan, Athena, James, Ella, and Kaytelynn.

Blanch will be greatly missed by her sisters Kay Boe, Karen Thompson, brother Robert Keller, sons in law Rick Garcia and Jeff Madison, and all of her grand kids. Her children Dusty Glass-who selflessly gave17 years to care for her in her own home, Cindy Wood, and Kim Arias.

Blanch has been reunited with her family members that have passed on-daughter Tina Garcia, husband Jim, sister Mary Meyers and her husband Joe, and her parents Roberta & Raymond Keller.




Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
11:00 AM
Pine Hill Cemetery
508 NW 54th Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50313
Tuesday, July 27, 2021