Schneider, Donald R.
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Donald R. Schneider, 71, Albertville, MN, formerly of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away at The Veterans Hospital in St. Cloud, MN on Feb. 21, 2014. Funeral service on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Fort Snelling Chapel, 1 Federal Dr., Minneapolis, MN at noon. Visitation on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, from 5-8 PM at The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael, MN and one hour prior to service at the Fort Snelling Chapel. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.
Donald was born on Sept. 23, 1942, to Robert and Jessie (Lemm) Schneider in Fond du Lac, WI. Don was a proud graduate of University of North Dakota with a BS degree in Business Administration. Don served his country in the United States Air Force for eight years during the Vietnam War, the North Dakota Air Guard for 12 years and the U.S. Air Force Retired Reserves for 13 years. He was the Administrator for HRA in East Grand Forks and Columbia Heights, MN for 25 years. Don was very active in community organizations in East Grand Forks and Columbia Heights for many years. He was a member and also served on many boards for Family of God Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks, MN. He was a life member of VFW Post #3817, The Retired Enlisted Association and National Association for Uniformed Services.
Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Jessie Schneider, aunts, uncles, grandparents and one grand niece.
Survived by his wife of 51 years, Judith Schneider of Albertville, MN; sons, Robert (Stacy) Schneider of Minnetonka, MN & Lloyd Schneider of Green Bay, WI; grandson, Griffin Schneider of Minnetonka, MN; sisters, Suzanne Goldapske, Bonnie Biebig, Sandra Schneider and Vickie (Jeffrey) Woodruff, all of Fond du Lac, WI; brothers, Ronald "Duke" (Gail) Schneider of St. Croix, IN; Michael (Cathy) Schneider Sr. of The Colony, TX; Mark (Sonya) Schneider of Parsbert, Germany and St. Cloud, FL; and many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews.
The Peterson Chapel
St. Michael, MN
300 Main Street North
St. Michael, MN 55376-9548
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Feb. 26, 2014