Charles Schneider

Charles Francis Schneider Charles Francis Schneider, 63, of Topeka, passed away peacefully at Veterans Hospital on Thursday, November 28, 2013. Charles was born in Salina KS, one of nine children, to Charles and Christina (Schieffer) Schneider. He went to Sacred Heart school in Salina and to Kansas State University where he received his B.S. degree. Charles served in the Marine Corps from 1968-1971 during the Vietnam War. He married Mary Burkhart in December of 1971 and later they divorced. They moved to Topeka in 1986. Charles grew up as a dairy farmer and worked for the State of Kansas after moving to Topeka. He enjoyed being an entrepreneur and opened a few small businesses. Charles worked for the Veteran's Administration until his death. He was very active in several organizations including the DAV, American Legion, VFW, NRA, Knights of Columbus. Among Charles' interests were hunting and fishing, antiquing, and genealogy. Charles especially enjoyed watching his children play sports and getting together for family Sunday night dinners. Charles was very proud of his eight children and their accomplishments. Charles is survived by Mary Schneider; his children, Charles Scott Schneider (Erika), Greensboro N.C., Stephen Schneider (Yvonna), Topeka KS, Brenda Schneider, Topeka KS, Amy Jackson (Nicholas), Concordia KS, Janel Clark (Charles), Topeka KS, Daniel Schneider, Topeka KS, David Schneider, Manhattan KS, and James Schneider, Topeka, KS; grandchildren Aaron, Elizabeth, Joseph, Easton, Parker, Bristol, Brinley and Tatum. Charles is also survived by his mother Christina, his brothers, Donald, Phil, Rodger and Neil, all of Salina KS, Richard, Hutchinson KS, Tim, Hillsboro KS, his sisters Rosie Kirkham, Washington KS, and Marjorie Pretz, Paola KS. Charles is preceded in death by his father Charles. Visitation for Charles will be Tuesday evening at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 227 SW Van Buren, Topeka KS from 5:00-7:30 p.m. with a parish rosary at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at the church on Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salina KS at 2:15 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church and sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614. Online condolences may be left at Charles F. Schneider

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Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home
2801 SW Urish Road Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 272-7888

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Dec. 1, 2013