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Fredrick Dwight Schnebly

12/05/1948 - 01/15/2022
Service Date: 01/21/2022
Service Time: 3:00PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 15 W. 1st Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85210
Visitation Date: 01/20/2022
Visitation Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel - 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Interment: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

Fredrick Dwight Schnebly, 73, passed away at home in Mesa, Arizona on Saturday, January 15th, 2022. Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Anna, 4 brothers,

and 1 sister. He is survived by 10 siblings; his wife, Jean; his 10 children, Peter, Eve, Bonnie Jean, Beth Anne, Ruth, Heather, Gloria, Heber, Igor, and Tanya; 25 grandchildren; and many other friends and family members.

He had many jobs throughout his life. He was in ROTC basic training while attending BYU, graduated with a BA in Elementary Education, and got married the same year. Right after he graduated, he went to engineer officer training.

He was in the Army Reserves while he taught elementary school for several years. He then did active guard duty in the Army, where he got to do lots of traveling. After that he started his own business, a store named Treasures and Trinkets. He later worked as a correctional officer, then a church building custodian, and then he worked at American Airlines. He loved music, gardening (many different kinds), reading, watching movies, and providing for and visiting with his immediate and extended family.

He was always a great missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a formal mission in Italy. He has shared the gospel with many everywhere he went. He has always looked forward to the time when the Savior would come again. He shared that and his knowledge of the beautiful life after this one with anyone who would listen. He talked about the things he would be able to accomplish after graduating from this life. He looked forward to being able to travel very quickly and fly without an airplane.

Many who knew him remember that he loved to play. He often played the good old games of Stink Base, Capture the Flag, Kick the Can, and Annie-I-Over. He played them with his family and others. He also enjoyed playing Risk and other board games. He loved to play with his children, nieces and nephews, and grandchildren. He was a fun Papa, Grandpa, and Uncle.

His funeral service will be held Friday, January 21st, at the Udall Ward building at 15 W 1st Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210, with a viewing at 2pm, and funeral at 3pm.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.

There will also be a viewing the night before, on Thursday, January 20th at Bunker Funeral Home at 33 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201, from 6-8pm.


  • Kevin Dale Porter

    I Love You Dwight. I have always respected you for your work ethic and devotion to Family ? ❤️ and Church and your testimony ? of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the only security in this Life! Praying for you and yours on both sides of the veil!

  • I am deeply saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. He was one of the nicest, caring and giving co-workers I have ever met at the airline. No one can ever re-place Fred’s generosity. I met Fred June 9, 2008 in our hiring class with America West/US Airways and merged into American Airlines. From Day One, he was a very genuine, kind soul. He would bring all kinds of snacks into the breakroom and wheeled it in on a baggage cart. EVERYONE loved Fred and knew him as an exceptional person. Even after he retired with the airline, people still would say how much they missed working with Fred and looked forward to his snacks. Such a very kind man throughout the years I have known and worked with him. We always talked when we would see each other. You will be greatly missed Fred and keep on smiling as that is my fondest memory of you. May he Rest In Peace and look down upon us and share his kindness to the world!

  • I was saddened to hear belatedly about Dwights passing. He was valiant to the end and was true to the teachings of his parents. I am certain that their reunion was a sweet one. I Fondly remember playing games in the streets of Snowflake with Dwight and the rest of the kids in the neighborhood. His cheerful demeanor always made for a fun atmosphere.

  • I was destined to meet Dwight. I first met him while I was at the correctional officer’s training academy. He was a favorite in our class because he was so kind and enthusiastic. By then he was an old man keeping up with the young kids running and doing pushups. I wished I could have seen his trinket shop in Safford, he enjoyed talking about it. After my time in corrections, I moved back to my hometown of Scottsdale and went to pick up a steak at the local Albertsons and there he was with a big smile on his face. He was the butcher. I’d talk to him weekly until we lost touch. I’ll always have his voice in my mind explaining that his name meant, “White Snowball” and discussing his family roots. RIP Dwight, you’ll always be remembered by those who just got a glimpse of you.

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