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
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262)