Friday, January 20, 2017

Otto Schnellbacher

Otto Ole Schnellbacher

April 15, 1923
Sublette, KS

March 10, 2008
Topeka, KS

1938-39 Sublette High School - Kansas (High School)
1939-40 Sublette High School - Kansas (High School)
1940-41 Sublette High School - Kansas (High School)
1941-42 Kansas University (College) Freshmen
1942-43 Kansas University (College)
1946-47 Kansas University (College)
1947-48 Kansas University (College)
1948-49 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1948-49 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)

Born to John and Elfie Schnellbacher in Sublette, Otto had to overcome the death of his family when Otto was 12. He was a football star at Sublette HS, and headed to Kansas to play football and basketball. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War 2, and returned to Kansas after the war. After graduating from Kansas, Otto went to play four seasons in the AAFC and the NFL as a defensive back (leading the league in interceptions in his rookie season) as well as playing a season in the BAA. After this athletic career, he worked as an insurance agent for American United Life for 25 years.

He married Theresa Renner (1923-1990) and they at least one daughter, Mary, and two sons, Otto and Brad. He remarried to Jane Jung in 1991 and died of cancer in 2008.

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Otto's Obit and Grave
Theresa's Obit and Grave


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