Obit: Schneider, George Theodore (1914 - 2009)
Contact: Ken Wood.
Surnames: Schneider, Meuret, Pankratz, Frieders, Zirngible, Reese, Adler, Chevalier
----Source: Marshfield News Herald, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, Tues., 2 June 2009
Schneider, George Theodore (8 Nov. 1914 - 1 June 2009)
George T. Schneider, 94, Marshfield, died Mon., June 1, 2009, at Saint Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care, Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Fri. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Marshfield, where visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time. A Knights of Columbus Rosary Service will be held at 10 a.m. Fri. at the church.
Rembs' Funeral Home (300 S. Oak Ave. - Marshfield, WI) is assisting the family with arrangements.
----Source: Marshfield News Herald, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, Thur., 4 June 2009
George Theodore Schneider, 94, of Marshfield, died Mon., June 1, 2009, at Saint Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care, Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Fri., June 5, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Marshfield, with the Revs. Don Meuret and Richard Pankratz officiating.
Visitation will be Fri. from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at Our Lady of Peace. A Knights of Columbus Rosary Service will be held at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Rembs' Funeral Home (300 S. Oak Ave. - Marshfield, WI) is assisting the family with the arrangements.
George was born Nov. 8, 1914, in Athens, to Richard and Rose (Frieders) Schneider. He attended Stevens Point State Teachers College (now known as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) and was a member of the only undefeated basketball team in the school's history. He also attended UW-Madison.
He married Eleanor Margaret Chevalier on May 20, 1940, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. They recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary and were recognized by the Diocese of La Crosse.
After an early career in the retail grocery business, he spent 17 years with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and later served as district manager of the National Catholic Society of Foresters. In 1972, he became executive director of the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce and served in that position until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Wood County Board of Supervisors for eight years, serving on both the Health and Transportation Committees and also spent six years as an alderman of the Third Ward.
He was a charter member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, a member of the Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Club, and a founder of the Columbus High School Athletic Association.
An avid golfer and fisherman, he was also well known for his culinary skills and was famous for his venison feeds, grilled chicken and curried rabbit in support of church and school fund-raising dinners.
George is survived by his wife, Eleanor, of Marshfield; and family, Gary (Mary Ann) Schneider of Columbia, Md., Gail (Dan) Zirngible of Marshfield, Laurie (John) Reese of Minneapolis, Denise (Todd) Adler of Broomfield, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his parents, five brothers, two sisters and foster son, Joey.
The family wishes to thank Bethel Center and Saint Joseph's Palliative Care Unit for the compassion and loving care given to George and his family.
Memorials may be designated in his name to Our Lady of Peace Church or the Foundation of Saint Joseph's Hospital, Palliative Care, Marshfield.
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