Donald I. Schneider, 77


Donald I. Schneider, 77, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 10, 1935, in Milwaukee to the late John and Henrietta “Hattie” (nee Hrebicek). Donald married Lois Prill on June 22, 1957 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

He enjoyed fishing, golfing and gardening, and had a love for animals. Donald loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Donald dedicated over 35 years of service to Briggs & Stratton as an inspector in the key-and-lock division. After retirement, he was a part-time custodian for more than seven years at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Donald was also a member of the West Bend Moose Lodge 1398.

Donald is survived by his loving wife, Lois (nee Prill); children, Kathleen Davis, David (Susan) Schneider, Kenneth (Barbara) Schneider and Mary Jo (Mike) Biersack; and grandchildren, Jason, Chad, and Lindsay Davis, Marinda, Isabella, and Gavin Schneider, Christopher Schneider, and Corey Schneider. He is further survived by his sister, Pearl Schneider, and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Donald is preceded in death by his son, Thomas Schneider; daughter, Anne Schneider; parents, John and Hattie; sisters, Mary Anne, Fern, and Evelyn; and brother, Charles.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. Seventh Ave in West Bend with the Rev. Enrique Hernandez presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 4-6:45 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013. Interment will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Washington County Memorial Park.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.