Bertha Schnackenberg of Kinderhook passed away Friday January 7th at the Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Poughkeepsie NY.
She was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to John and Bertha Malally (Keefner). From there the family moved to Hillsdale NY where Bertha graduated from Roeliff Jansen High School in 1953.
In 1955 she married John Schnackenberg of Ghent, NY, and together they raised two children and operated the family’s dairy farm until 1986. During that time, other than her roles with the family farm and being a mom, Bertha held jobs as a medical receptionist and home healthcare aid.
She always found time to volunteer and made sure that she was able to support her children by attending almost every sporting event or activity they participated in.
She was predeceased by her husband John in 2002 and is survived by her two sons, Scott Schnackenberg (Stephanie) of Poughkeepsie and Glenn Schnackenberg (Cheryl) of Kinderhook. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Ashley, Connor, Jack, and Aimee, all of Poughkeepsie.
Services will be private. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Immune Deficiency Foundation at https://fundraise.primaryimmune.org/Memorial/bschnack.