Edwin P. Schneider

 

Edwin Paul Schneider, 79, Esmann Island, Guttenberg, passed away on Aug. 28, 2013, at 9:25 a.m., at home, surrounded by his family.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg.

Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, Dubuque, was in charge of arrangements.

Ed was born on  May 26, 1934, in Dubuque, the son of Frances and Arnold (Wickman) Schneider. He attended Sacred Heart School, Dubuque.

He married Jane Brandel on  July 16, 1955, in Dubuque. They later divorced. Seven children were born to this union.

He worked for John Deere for 26 years and he also owned Island Bait and Tackle, Ed’s Airboat Service, and a construction business.

He loved to spend time with his family and friends, and his great passion was fishing.

He is survived by his children, Diane (Kenny) Greve, Greg (Debbie) Schneider, Linda (Daryl Merkes) Kremer, Connie Schneider, Don (Jody) Schneider, Ron (Denise) Schneider and Doug (Pat) Schneider; siblings, Elaine (Len) Sindt, Mary Schneider, Kay (Gene) Schneider, Mike (Sally) Schneider; sister-in-law, Mary Schneider; a special friend, Carmel Lathrop;  grandchildren, Gwen (Michael) Luton, Kyle (Katy) Stryker, Jeremy (Katie) Greve, Candice Schneider, Matt (Kayla) Kremer, Kelsey (Donald) Crow, Lori Schneider, Cody Schneider, Alexis Schneider-Brock, Conor Schneider, Brody Schneider, Emily and Riley Schneider; great-grandchildren, Lucas Luton, Luke, Lily, and Lana Stryker; many nieces; nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Jane Schneider; his mother and father; brothers, Charlie and Steve, and a sister, Jan.

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