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Michael Schneider, known as "Mr. Mike" to his friends, passed away in his beloved Tucson, Arizona on July 19.

Mike grew up in Rockford, IL. He attended Boylan Catholic High School. He went to Drake University in Des Moines, IA and he received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University. He also took graduate courses at NIU College of Business. He was a longtime employee with Apple Tree Records in DeKalb, IL eventually becoming Manager of Advertising and Marketing. He made a career change and joined Merrill Lynch in Rockford where he eventually achieved Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor status. While at Merrill Lynch he was honored with membership in the Executive Club for his outstanding client service and satisfaction. For many years he and his wife, Judith enjoyed camping in Arizona. In 2005 they moved to Tucson where they built their dream home. They loved the desert and all of its cactus and critters. He was a lifelong super fan of the Chicago Blackhawks and the White Sox. It was a highlight of his life when the Hawks won the Stanley Cup three times and the Sox finally captured the World Series.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Marilyn Schneider of Rockford, IL.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Malen of

Tucson, AZ; his son, Christopher Schneider of

Denver, CO; and his wife, Kristy Bassuener;

his grandson, Ronan Schneider who was the

apple of his eye; and his 2 sisters, Johanna

Schneider (Jon Plebani) of Washington, DC

and Heidi Schneider of Los Angeles, CA; and

nephews, Brice and Nick Plebani of

Washington, DC, and Chase Plebani of Los

Angeles, CA.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to the

Hermitage No Kill Cat Shelter (5278 E 21st

Street, Tucson, AZ 85732) or Friends of the

Saguaro National Park (2700 N Kinney Road,

Tucson, AZ 85743) to help protect the

animals and desert he loved so very much.
Published in Daily-Chronicle from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2018
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