Arthur Joseph Schneider, son of the late Arthur C. and Dorothy Schneider passed away on May 30, 2015. He married Vicki Kay Calloway in 1974 and they had two children. Mr. Schneider held three Bachelor degrees: Education, Journalism, and Criminal Justice, as well as a Master's degree in Criminal Justice and an Education Specialist degree. Mr. Schneider was a Sentry Dog Handler for the Military Police, served in Viet Nam and was honorably discharged. Earlier in his career he worked as an Assistant News Editor for the Helena Independent Record in Montana. He began work as a reporter for the Columbia Daily Tribune in 1972 and then in 1975 worked as a Public Information Specialist for the University of Missouri. Later he was hired as an Extension Specialist for the University of Missouri and was headquartered in Boonville, Missouri. He continued this work until he retired. He served 6 ½ years on the Central Missouri Food Bank Board including one as chairman, as well as serving as chairman for the Harvest House Board in Boonville. He played a major role in the Boonville Outdoor Arts Committee, which included the procurement of the Hannah Cole statue and statues of other Boonville notables. Mr. Schneider is survived by his wife of 40 years, his children, Arthur C. Schneider of Lee's Summit, and his wife Mindy; Sarah Schneider-Toro and her husband Carlos of Medellin, Colombia, SA, and four grandchildren: Isabella Schneider, Joseph Schneider, Marcos Antonio Toro Schneider, and Miguel Arturo Toro Schneider. Per Mr. Schneider's request, no funeral is planned, rather his family and friends will celebrate his life at a date to be determined. Though not necessary, for those who feel compelled to send flowers, the family asks that you instead make a donation to the
, or the Humane Society of Central Missouri.
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Published in Boonville Daily News from June 3 to June 10, 2015