Walter E. Schneider, 71

Walter E. Schneider, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at The Kathy Hospice at the age of 71. He was born Feb. 29, 1944, in Milwaukee to the late Walter C. and Viola (nee Neumann) Schneider.

On Oct. 3, 1964, he was united in marriage to Darlene E. Stephan at Mt. Lebanon Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

Wally was retired and was a former member of BAC (Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers) Local No. 8. He loved traveling and was an avid Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers fan. He also loved his two golden retrievers, Murphy and Riley.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dolly; two sons, Scot (Chris) and Steven (Tricia); six grandchildren, Samantha, Megan, Jacob, Troy, Matthew and Cooper; two sisters, Joanne Ramsak and Sharon Petersen; and other relatives and friends.

A gathering for family and friends will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, from 3-5:15 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 5:30 p.m., with the Rev. Duane Swenson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Wally’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the Driesows and Hoeppners for being there for them, as well as to the staff at The Kathy Hospice for their compassionate care. The Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com