Schneider, Donald G.
Don Schneider passed away on Monday September 23rd at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by loved ones. He was born on August 12, 1936 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the son of Milton and Wilhelmina (Jaschob) Schneider. They preceded him in death.
Don is survived by his wife Sandra (Zastrow) Schneider, whom he married on August 6, 1983. He is survived by a son Scott (Laurie) Denver, CO, and two daughters, Cindy (Rick) Stuttgen, Windsor, WI and Stefanie Schneider, Denver. He was blessed with four grandchildren: Wesley and Hannah in Denver and Karly and Jared in Windsor. Also surviving are one stepdaughter, Lori (Scott) Radtke, Wausau, and two stepsons, Kenneth Kalbes, Wausau, and Douglas Kalbes, Mosinee. Don was also blessed with six step grandchildren: Amber Kalbes, Oshkosh, Ashley Kalbes, St. Paul, MN, Heather (Jonathan) Daniels, Weyauwega, Kaci Kalbes and Erik Radtke, Wausau and Kadie Kalbes, Wausau. There is one step great-granddaughter, Kylie Kurth in Wausau. Also surviving is one sister, Marion (Lloyd) Fried, Onalaska WI, along with many nephews and nieces.
After graduating from Kiel High School in 1954, Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years until his honorable discharge in 1958. He then attended Lakeland College in Sheboygan and graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor's Degree in Teaching, followed by a Masters Degree from UW Stevens Point. He then began a 31 year teaching career at John Muir Middle School, teaching both English and German as well as coaching girls basketball after school.
Wesley United Methodist has been his spiritual home for over fifty years. He taught Sunday School for many years and also served as the church custodian for 15 years.
Most people who knew Don will remember his love for sports. He was a devout fan of all Wisconsin teams and exercised his competitive nature playing cards and other games with friends and family. He also enjoyed reading, traveling, and volunteering at church. For over 25 years Don has delivered Mobile Meals throughout the Wausau area. He always tried to have a positive attitude and was thankful for the blessings he received.
Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1101 Elm St., Wausau. Rev. Tim Vanden Langenberg will officiate. Entombment will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church.
Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Sept. 26, 2013