Death of Bernie Schnippert

Bernie and Arlene
Bernie and Arlene

We were saddened to learn of the death of Bernie Schnippert on September 10. Please pray for his wife Arlene and their daughters Crystal and Coral and the rest of the family during this difficult time.

In a brief note to close friends Arlene wrote “I wanted to let you all know that Bern passed away about 7:00 pm this evening. He was asleep and it was very peaceful. His months and years of suffering are now over and he can be at peace.” A small private memorial service is being planned.

Due to ongoing health struggles, Bernie retired from GCI employment on June 27. He had served for many years as GCI’s legal counsel. To read about his distinguished career in an earlier Weekly Update article, click here.

Bernie and his service to GCI will long be remembered and missed.

Cards of encouragement to the family may be sent to:

Arlene Schnippert
64651 Jan Dr.
Bend, OR 97701

9 thoughts on “Death of Bernie Schnippert”

  1. My heartfelt condolences goes to the family in the loss of Bernie. I had been praying for his recovery from the time it was posted and had faith that he would recover. God had other plans though and at least he does not have to suffer and battle anymore. May God grant your family comfort and strength as you go through the grieving and transition process.

  2. Our sincere condolences and sympathy to Arlene and family at this sad time. Bernie was a dear friend and we remember fondly the times we spent together in Edmonton. Our prayers are with you.
    With much love.

  3. Dear Arlene, Crystal and Coral,

    We do not presume to be able to speak the right words. And yet we know that the Spirit will move and support you in ways that we are not able. In our thoughts and prayers you have been, and will continue to be.

    Bernie’s sufferings are over but his legacy will remain alive until we all come together again at the long awaited “family reunion”.

    In Christ,
    Santiago and Elke

  4. Dear Arlene, Crystal and Coral ~

    I can only agree completely with the comments of Santiago who said so well what I sincerely feel in my heart for you all at this time.

  5. Dear Arlene,
    Words cannot express what your whole family has been going through. If we did not have hope in Christ we truly would be of all men, as Paul said, most miserable. And thank God we do have such awesome hope and faith and love that passes all understanding!
    You are in our fervent prayers during this time of great mourning and tremendous loss. With deepest love, Mel and Barbara Dahlgren

  6. Dear Arlene, Crystal and Coral,

    We feel saddened in reading about your dear loss. He has been a blessing in our life over his many years of service in the church. Although we did not know him personally except through his speaking and writing, God has worked through him to enrich our lives. You will be in our prayers during this difficult time.
    Eric and Edna

  7. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, keep you snuggled in His all
    caring and compassionate arms during this time of loss – and always.
    In Christian Love
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, Alabama

  8. Dear Arlene, Crystal and Coral,
    So sorry for your precious loss. May God you close and shelter you, ease your pain. The Lord is our hope and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Darlene Hemingway, GCI London, Ontario, Canada

  9. Dear Arlene, Crystal and Coral,
    So sorry for your precious loss. May God hold you close and shelter you, ease your pain. The Lord is our hope and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Darlene Hemingway, GCI London, Ontario, Canada

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