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Linn County News

Published Aug. 30, 2017 

Robert Dean "Weenie" Schoenhals, age 56, of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Aug. 22, 2017, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born on Sept. 28, 1960, at Miami, Okla., the son of J. Don and Helen Loletta "Pete" Dickson Schoenhals.

He graduated from Miami High School in the Class of 1978. He married Shelli Cox on July 17, 1982.

Dean had an entrepreneurial spirit. He owned and operated North Side Auto, and worked at several other jobs. Dean's real passion was providing great food, superior service and a friendly atmosphere to the people of Pleasanton and people from near and far as well. He did this while owning and operating Northside BBQ, Dean's Pub and Grub and the Back Door Saloon.

Dean loved his family and enjoyed spending time with friends and riding his motorcycle.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Shelli; four children, Jaisha Murillo and Rafael, Trae Schoenhals and Becca, Rance Schoenhals, and Shaila Schoenhals and Nathan; two sisters, Dona Wyrick and Connie Shaffer; and four grandchildren, Gabriel, Amaris, Lynndee and Maxximus.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at the Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton Chapel. A motorcycle ride in memory of Dean will be held after the visitation. A Celebration of Life will be held later that evening from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Van Lerberg Ranch, 22348 Valley Road, La Cygne, Kan. Please feel free to bring a covered dish or snacks.

The family suggests contributions to the Pleasanton United Methodist Church, Grady's Kids or Care to Share. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton Chapel.

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