Obituary: David A. Schoneweis, AASV Charter Member
November 15, 2017 —
David Schoneweis, DVM, age 86, of Manhattan, died Thursday November 9, 2017 at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.
He was born on May 8, 1931, in Clay Center, Kansas and had been a Manhattan resident since 1954. Dr. Schoneweis earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1956 and a MS in Surgery and Medicine in 1971. He served in the Army Veterinary Corps for two years before teaching clinical sciences for six years at Oklahoma State University. After two years in private practice in Lawrence, Kansas, he joined the KSU faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1966, teaching food animal medicine for 30 years. Dr. Schoneweis was a charter member of the American Association of Swine Practitioners and served on the association's Board of Directors in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was the faculty advisor to K-State's student AASV chapter until his retirement in 1996. He received the AASP Meritorious Service Award in 1997 for his lifetime of support for the AASP and in recognition of his work with students as professor of food animal medicine at Kansas State and Oklahoma State Universities. He was a Lifetime Member of the association for the past several years.
Dave was active in his children's activities as they grew, coaching multiple Biscuit and Cookie League baseball teams, girls' softball teams and rode his bike many miles, accompanying Marlys as she trained for cross country and track at Manhattan High School and Kansas State University. He often said that he had some of the best talks with her as he rode his bike along as she ran. Dave and Bernice started taking the family tent-camping in 1963 and continued until their early 70's. They took advantage of the varying locations of AVMA meetings, camping to and from the convention sites, which allowed the kids to check most of the states and Canadian provinces off their lists, even if it meant driving several miles out of the way just to add another check mark. He served as a Boy Scout committee member for Troop 73 and hiked to Mt. Baldy and beyond with the troop at Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico. Dr. Schoneweis spoke at the 1978 International Pig Veterinary meeting in Yugoslavia and then the family traveled on to Austria where they were able to meet cousins who the family remains in contact with today. After retiring from KSU, he and Bernice participated in several Elderhostels in variety of countries and Hawaii.
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Memorials have been established for the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and for the Manhattan Kiwanis Club-Bluemont Hill Overlook Project. In addition, contributions may be left in care of the funeral home.
The family will receive friends during a visitation from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church, 801 Leavenworth Street, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. Reverend R. C. McConnell will be officiating.
Graveside services with military honors will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Americus Township Cemetery in Americus, Kansas.
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