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In Remembrance of Doris Schnuck

By May 13, 2013December 5th, 2023Awareness

Doris and her husband Donald (1922-1991) generously endowed the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor of Neurology Chair at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. This chair is currently directed by Dr. David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD.

The Schnucks also helped turn a corner grocery store in north St. Louis into the area’s leading supermarket chain. Today, Schnucks operates 100 stores in five states — Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa — with 14,800 employees. Their six children now run the company.

Mrs. Schnuck supported the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Tumor Foundation, the St. Louis Zoo, and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. The Children’s Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden is named for her.

Her family described her as a woman of grace who attended all of her children’s sporting events, plays, Scout activities, choral performances, and school assemblies.

The Foundation is grateful for Mrs. Schnuck’s many years of service and shares its deepest sympathies with her family and friends.


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