Representative Hugo Allen Schnekloth View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 6/21/1996
Birth Place: Eldridge, Iowa
Birth County: Scott
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 67 (1977) - 73 (1989)
Home County: Scott
Hugo Allen Schnekloth
Scott County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Hugo A. Schnekloth, begs leave to submit the following Memorial:

Hugo A. Schnekloth was born on April 24, 1923 in Eldridge, Iowa. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1940. He was married to Mildred Blunk in Davenport on February 8, 1947, and they had one son and one daughter.

Mr. Schnekloth farmed all his life on land in Lincoln Township (Scott County) that was purchased by the Schnekloth family in 1864, later to be called Sunny View Farm. After the purchase of more land, he established Schnekloth Farms, Inc. in 1979. He served as president of Schnekloth Farms, Inc. until 1994, and then as treasurer. Mr. Schnekloth was past president of the Scott County Farm Bureau. He was a former member of the Iowa Farm Bureau’s Resolutions Committee, and served as the Iowa Farm Bureau’s representative on the American Farm Bureau’s Beef Cattle Committee. Mr. Schnekloth was an Agricultural Stablization and Conservation Service committeeman, vice president of the Scott County Livestock Feeders Association, and secretary of the Scott County Beef Producers Association.

He was a lifetime member of St. Paul Luthern Church in Davenport, and a member of the church council for twelve years. He served in the usher corps, and was both a chairman and a treasurer of the church’s Finance Committee. Mr. Schnekloth was also a member of the board of Scott County Lutheran Social Services. He was past president of the Davenport Kiwanis Club, a director of the Central Scott Telephone Company, and served as township clerk of Lincoln Township. Mr. Schnekloth served on the Citizens Advisory Committee that guided the formation of the North Scott School District. He loved the land and farming, and enjoyed reading, traveling and involvement with his family.

Mr. Schnekloth was a member of the Republican Party, and represented Scott County during the Sixty-seventh, Sixty-seventh Extra, Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, Sixty-ninth Extra, Sixty-ninth Second Extra, Seventieth, Seventy-first, Seventy-second, Seventy-second Extra, Seventy-second Second Extra and Seventy-third General Assemblies. He was well-versed on tax issues, and served as chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means during the Sixty-ninth General Assembly. Mr. Schnekloth’s legacy to the citizens of Iowa through his legislative service includes: staggered registrations for vehicle licenses to avoid long lines, one-time filing for homestead tax credits, and repeal of the sales tax on machinery and equipment.

Mr. Schnekloth died on June 21, 1996, in Davenport, Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Mildred, and one son, John, of Eldridge; one daughter, Doris Dittmer, of Carmel, Indiana; one sister, Celia Schafer, of Davenport, Iowa; and five grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Hugo A. Schnekloth, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.