Reginald Wayne Schnabel was born on May 8, 1970, to Randy and Linda (Hendrix) Schnabel at the Gregory Hospital.
Reggie spent his childhood years on the farm south of Dog Ear Lake. He attended grade school in Colome, SD, and rode the bus. Reggie attended Winner High School until his family moved to Mt. Vernon, Washington, where he attended Mt. Vernon High School and then Skagit Valley College for Mechanics and Small Engine Repair.
The family moved back to the farm south of Dog Ear Lake. Reggie then took a job in Spearman, TX, harvesting from Arizona to Montana. During this time Reggie married Pam Stump from Spearman, TX. After ten years of harvesting he came back to South Dakota alone and drove truck for Doug Kerner in Winner.
Reggie’s brother Dustin had a plumbing company in Mitchell, SD, and he worked as a plumber with him for two years. Then Reggie came back to Gregory and drove truck for Gary Reber and then John Sand. After that he became ill and slowly waned away. Reggie passed away on Sept. 3, 2021, at home in Gregory.
He was preceded in death by his mother Linda Schnabel, both sets of grandparents, and two uncles Reginald Allen Schnabel and Ed Manshiem.
Surviving are his father Randy Schnabel of Dallas, SD; brother Dustin and wife Amber of Mitchell, SD; two aunts on his father’s side and several aunts on his mother’s side; a close uncle Mick Hendrix of Lake Charles, LA; great grandma Babe Haskell; many cousins and many, many friends all over the United States.