Missouri Firefighter Dies of Heart Attack

Morrison, MO -- Captain Edward Schnauss, 54, of Morrison, Missouri died of a heart attack Saturday, Nov. 13 while working on one of the fire trucks in the firehouse. He was a 25-year veteran of the Morrison Volunteer Fire Department and a military veteran of the Vietnam War, according to Susan Cole of Shield 24/7.

Earlier in the afternoon of Nov. 13 Schnauss left home for the firehouse to change the oil on one of the fire trucks and to perform some minor mechanical repairs. Around 9 p.m. he suffered a heart attack while underneath the truck.

Later in the evening when he did not return home his wife became concerned, and after attempting to contact him by phone, went over to the firehouse to find him. It was then that she discovered his body. No attempts were made to revive him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The funeral took place Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the St. James United Church of Christ in Morrison.

Schnauss was then buried with full department honors at the Good Hope Cemetery in Morrison.

Schnauss leaves behind a wife, Charlotte, from Morrison.

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