Todd C. Schainost

July 2, 2021
Retired 1st Sgt. Todd C. Schainost, 54, of Colorado, formerly of Colony, Kansas, passed away, June 30, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri.
He was born Sept. 24, 1966, in Garnett, Kansas, the son of Clark E. and Christine (Hoffman) Schainost. Todd graduated from Crest High School in Colony with the Class of 1985. He joined the United States Army and served for three years in Germany. He then joined the 891st Engineer Battalion, Kansas Army National Guard in Iola, retiring in December 2009 as a first sergeant. Todd was awarded the Bronze Star and the Bronze De Fleury Medal for his service in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Todd married Lois Kreiensieck on June 3, 1996, and was blessed with one son, Blake.
He enjoyed being outdoors feeding the fish and shooting guns with his family. Todd appreciated the time he spent with his brothers.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clark Schainost.
Todd is survived by his wife, Lois Schainost, of the home; Blake Schainost of Ellicott, Colorado; stepsons B.J. Schauman and Jay Schauman and their mother Rachele of Topeka; one granddaughter and two great grandchildren; his mother, Christine Schainost of Colony; brothers Mike Schainost and wife Jeanie of Garnett; Gary Schainost and wife Tracy of Iola; four nephews and three nieces; and several friends.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. July 7 at the Colony Cemetery, Colony.
Memorial contributions may be made to the 891st Family Support.
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