Schneider, Maynard Fred
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Maynard Fred Schneider was born March 30, 1932 in Scotland, South Dakota and entered into eternal rest with our Heavenly father on August 22, 2013 at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, Arizona. He married Laurina Schelske on March 23, 1952. They celebrated 61 years of marriage and were blessed with two children, Joy and Jamey. Maynard worked as a fireman in San Diego, California and was also a barber. He joined the Navy and served his country for four years. Maynard attended college in San Diego and then graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary, a Lutheran Seminary located in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1970. He served three congregations during his ministry: Christ Lutheran in Heche, North Dakota where he attended an intensive training for the Bethel Series Program, First Lutheran in Vista, California, and Messiah Lutheran in Phoenix, Arizona. While Shepherding his Congregations, Maynard cherished a puppet ministry for the children and loved singing in the choir. He and his wife were very active in the Cursillo and Tirosh movement in Phoenix. After his retirement Maynard served as visitation Pastor at Victory Church in Mesa, Arizona. He loved reading and traveling with his beloved wife Laurie. He was dedicated and active in his support group for those whose loved ones are suffering with Alzheimer's. Maynard and his wife were members at Life in Christ Lutheran Church and faithfully attended every Sunday. They also attended Bible Study every Tuesday and Pastor Schneider was always a voice away in supporting others. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Magdalena Schneider and his daughter Joy. Maynard is survived by his wife Laurie, son Jamey Schneider and wife Chris of Phoenix, grandson Kevin Schneider also of Phoenix, a sister Violet from Grand Rapids, Michigan, niece Cheryl Marklevitz and husband Patrick, and nephews Roger Zebb and Gregg Redner and wife Donna. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Laurie Schneider to: Emeritus
Arrowhead, note Alzheimer Association/Walk at 5861 W Beverly Lane, Glendale, AZ 85306. Services for Maynard will be held at Life in Christ Lutheran Church, 14802 N 75th Ave, Peoria, AZ, on September 7, 2013 at 11:00 am. Until We Meet Again, BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING GEN. 12.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 1, 2013