Roman J. Schneider, 90


Roman J. Schneider, 90, passed away on Sept. 30, 2013, at Ivy Manor in West Bend. He was born on Nov. 17, 1922, in the town of Polk to Christian and Regina (nee Wiedmeyer) Schneider.

He attended grade school in Hubertus and Holy Angels of West Bend. He married Evelyn Krejci on Jan. 19, 1946, at Holy Trinity Church in Newburg. He married his second wife, Marcella Schroeder on April 25, 1987, in Grafton. He was employed for a short time at West Bend Co. and ran the family farm.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus Father Caspar Rehrl Council, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1398 in West Bend and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. He enjoyed a good game of cards (sheepshead), dancing and bowling. He was a devoted husband and father, and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Lucille (Ira) Hartmann of Phillips, Eugene (Karleen) Schneider of Random Lake, Jerry (Diane) Schneider of Kewaskum, Bev (Roger) Spaeth of West Bend, Kathy Griepentrog of West Bend, Donald (Karen) Schneider of Adell, Sue (Don) Fischer of Antigo, Carolyn (Bruce) Weninger of Kewaskum, Vince (Lori) Schneider of West Bend, Ralph Schneider of and sister, Marcella Karnitz of West Bend. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Evelyn; second wife, Marcella; siblings, Hilbert, Phillip, Norbert, Christian Jr., Rita Schultz and Lydia Heimerl; and in-laws, Virginia (Phillip) Schneider, Willard (Rita) Schultz, Darrell Karnitz, Sylvester (Lydia) Heimerl and Ralph (Mickey) Krejci.

The visitation will be on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church (1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend, WI 53095) with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at (new) St. Mary’s Cemetery in Barton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff members of Ivy Manor and Serenity Hospice.

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