Richard P. Schnettler
Blake Lamb Funeral Home/Lisle
5015 Lincoln Ave
Lisle, IL
Schnettler, Richard P. age 72, beloved husband of Rita (nee Mehigan), devoted father of Julie (Tom) Flahive, Beth (Shawn) Patrick, Laura (Dan) Ferretti & Kris Schnettler, loving grandfather of Cortney, Katelyn, Daniel, Brendan, & Cole, dear brother of James (Shirley) & Robert Schnettler, fond uncle of many. Retired 35 year Principal for Chicago Public Schools at Robert A. Black & Benito Juarez schools. Rich was an avid gardener & world traveler. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Ave. (on Rt. 53, ½ mile south of Ogden Ave.), Lisle, to St. Joan of Arc Church for Mass 11:15 am. Burial SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 3 to 8 p.m. To celebrate Rich's life visit For service info. call: 630-964-9392.
Published by Chicago Sun-Times from Jul. 19 to Jul. 20, 2007.
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So sorry for your loss,He was my teacher at Locke school. Very cool man . One of my favorites!!!!!
Michelle Templin stieben
August 15, 2020
He will be missed. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kelly Mack
July 26, 2007
Aunt Rita, Julie, Beth, Laura & Kris
What a great guy! It's so nice to see Uncle Rich's past students telling stories of how he made a positive impact on their lives. I loved going over there, for every holiday or get together, Uncle Rich always had a corky-yet fun contest or game amongst his guests. He will be missed.
Matt Boyle
July 20, 2007
To Rita and the girls,
We are so sorry for your loss. Rich was such a spirited, upbeat man. We have many happy memories of him and your family. Much love to you all. We are sorry we are at such a great distance, but our hearts are with all of you.
Barb Radecki & Ann (Radecki) Westerman
July 20, 2007
To the Schnettler Family,
Please accept my sympathy for the terrible loss of a great man. I was a 1980 Graduate of Benito Juarez H.S. where Mr. Schnettler had a great impact on my life and many other students’ lives. The other day I happened to be looking at a plaque Mr. Schnettler presented to me when I was a student at Juarez, and it brought back many fond memories. My prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Marvin Paige
July 20, 2007
My deepest sympathy to th family. He was a great man I would just like to say working for him(Benito Juarez) was a great pleasure.Eventhough I no longer live in Chicago I never forgot him. I now live in Mexico, but I delay the message through my daughter. sincerly Pedro C. Ortiz
carmen Ortiz
July 19, 2007
Mr. Schnettler had a great impact on my life. He encouraged me to pursue a higher education. As a direct result of his involvement, I pursued and received an academic scholarship to DePaul University. He was a great principal who challenged us to persevere and led us through many "firsts." On behalf of the first graduating class of Benito Juarez High School, Class of '79, please accept our condolences on his loss.

Class President, Class of '79
Celia (Juana) Lozano
July 19, 2007
My deepest sympathy to the Schnettler family on the loss of Mr. Schnettler. I was a student at Benito Juarez High School from 1978 thru 1982. A Graduate of the Class of 1982. He was a great principal as well as a friend. My father Ruben R. Rodriguez was employed as a security guard when Benito Juarez first open in 1977 and Mr. Schnettler was his boss but also a friend to my dad. My dad died my freshman year (1978) and Mr. Schnettler made it a point to be involved in my four years in high school. May he rest in Peace.
Concepcion Concha Rodriguez
July 19, 2007
Kris and Family, I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy for you loss. My Prayers are with you and your family.
Melanie Detter (Jonsson)
July 19, 2007
My heart goes out to the entire family. Mr Schnettler was such a kind and good man. I will cherish my childhood memories of him growing up with his daughter Kris.
Denise Sladky
July 19, 2007
Dear Schnettler Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Marie Gallagher
July 19, 2007
To the Schnettler Family,

I have very fond memories of "Dad" Schnettler. He was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Debbie O'Connor and Family
Debbie O'Connor
July 19, 2007
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