William M. Schneider, 94, Adams

Published 11:03 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

William M. Schneider, 94, of Adams, Minn., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home.

William M. Schneider

William was born on his grandparent’s farm in Meyer, Iowa, on Oct. 21, 1917, to Joseph and Theresa (Koenigs) Schneider. He attended school at Sacred Heart School in Adams and at St. John’s School in Johnsburg. He was drafted into the United States Army in April 1941 and was discharged in September 1945. Bill served during World War II and spent time in England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, France and North Africa in the field artilleries.

On Oct. 15, 1947, Bill married Margaret Rauen at St. John’s Catholic Church in Johnsburg, Minn. Bill farmed near Adams and moved into town in 1980. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Adams American Legion Post 146. Bill enjoyed fishing, woodworking, playing cards, touring the farm communities to check out the crops and spending time with his family.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; son Duane; infant grandson Matthew; brothers and sisters-in-law Paul and Dorothy Schneider, Leo and Martha Schneider; sisters and brothers-in-law Mildred Simon, Elizabeth and Gilbert Fasbender, Sylvan and Angela Winkels.

Bill is survived by his wife Margaret Schneider, Adams; daughters Carol (Dean) Murphy, Rose Creek, Minn., Joyce Emanuel and special friend Gordy Alden, Rochester, Minn.; son Tom (Carrie) Schneider, Taopi, Minn.; daughter-in-law LeeAnn Schneider, Adams; grandchildren Debbie Blomquist, Austin, Minn., Penny Murphy, Austin, Pat (Holly) Murphy, Austin, Chris Emanuel, Milwaukee, Wis., Jenny (Clint) Weiss, Grand Meadow, Minn., Jason Emanuel, Eagan, Minn., Jason Schneider, Adams, Tom Schneider, Jr., Taopi, Melissa Schneider, Rochester, James (Amber) Schneider, LeRoy, Minn., Katie Schneider, Rochester, Shari Schneider, Adams; great-grandchildren Tyler and Ryley Blomquist, Logan Murphy, Patrick and Tanner Murphy, Jessica Emanuel, Taylor, Cole, Travis, Heidi and Holly Weiss, Cheyenne Schneider, Corbin Schneider; brother and sister-in-law Joseph (Audrey) Schneider, Taopi; brother-in-law Marvin Simon, Waterloo, Iowa; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Thomas Loomis officiating. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery with military rites by Adams American Legion Post No. 146. There will be a 4 p.m. rosary on Friday at the Adams Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will also be at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.