Orrin G. Schneider, 86

Orrin G. Schneider, 86, passed away on Aug. 16, 2011. He was born on Aug. 26, 1924, in Germantown to Henry and Etta (nee Hartleb) Schneider.

He worked in Milwaukee for Staff Electric and then as an electrical inspector for the town of Richfield. Orrin loved fixing anything that could be fixed, including his Ford 9N Tractor. He enjoyed deer hunting, watching the Brewers, spending time at his cottage in Wautoma and especially being with his family. He was a 60-year member of I.B.E.W (Electrical Worker's Union), past member of the Richfield Lions Club, and active number of the Richfield Historical Society.

Orrin is survived by his wife, Ruth (nee Burns); daughter, Pamela (Ron) Kellow, son, John (Angie) Schneider, M.D.; grandchildren, Andrew, Tamra, and Peter Schneider, Julia and Elena Kellow; sister, Gloria Menzel; sisters-in-law, Arlene and Betty Schneider; other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Calvin and Kenneth Schneider, and brother-in-law, Robert Menzel.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug, 20, 2011, at noon at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, with the Rev. Carly Kuntz of Emmanuel Community United Methodist Church presiding. The visitation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. until the time of service (noon), also at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Forest Home Cemetery in Richfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Richfield Historical Society, PO Box 268, Richfield, WI 53076.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.