Frank Joseph Schneller, 102, formerly of Ellis, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at The Atriums in Overland Park.
He was born May 7, 1912, in Ellis to Leon and Mary (Erbert) Schneller. He attended Joseph's Military Academy and received a degree in chemistry.
He married Margaret (Philipp) on Sept. 23, 1936, in Ellis. She preceded him in death. He was a machinist in tool and die for 38 years at Beech Aircraft.
He was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include two sons, Lee Schneller and Dave Schneller; seven grandchildren, Christina Pokorny, Michael Schneller, John Schneller, Steven Schneller, Annie Schneller, Joseph Schneller, and Linda Thorne; and 17 great-grandchildren, David and Evan Pokorny, Audrey and Ella Thorne, Zack, Annie, Sophie, Michelle, Keyton, Jacob, Clara, Calvin, Jack, Jonathan, Josh, Ben and William Schneller.
He was preceded in death by a son, Don Schneller; a brother, Charles Schneller; and two sisters, Katy Huber and Theresa Stromeyer.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ellis; burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637.
A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences can be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to email@example.com.