Edward Elmer Emil Schneider (1926 - 2017)

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Edward Elmer Emil Schneider, 90, of Smithboro, passed away at 8:01 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Montgomery County Nursing and Rehabilitation in Taylor Springs.
Services were held at 11 a.m. last Tuesday at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville, with Pastor Nehrt officiating. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. last Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund or American Farm Heritage Museum.
Edward Elmer Emil Schneider was born on Oct. 28, 1926, at home in Mitchell, the son of Edmund and Bertha (Lindhorst) Schneider. He was united in marriage to Juanita "Dee Dee" Werner on April 23, 1949, in Troy; they enjoyed 37 years together before her passing on March 1, 1987.
After the couple got married, they moved back to the farm in Mitchell on which he was raised. They started a dairy farm and farmed. They bought their current home in Smithboro in 1954, but didn't move until December 1957. He dairy farmed until 1997, and grain farmed and raised beef cattle until 2015.
He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville and was a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Troy. He was a member of the Bond County Farm Bureau and Southwestern Electric Cooperative, and a former member of Mid-Am and National Farmers Organization.
Edward and Juanita had three children: Arthur "Wally" Schneider and his companion Kathy Rench of Mulberry Grove, Marie Wyant of Mulberry Grove and a son who passed away in infancy. Edward was the loving grandfather of Shane and Dusty Wyant of Mulberry Grove. He is also survived by two brothers, Norman Schneider of Greenville and Lloyd Schneider of Columbia, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son; brothers, Arnold Schneider, Floyd Schneider and a baby brother; and a son-in-law, Rick Wyant.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 15 to Oct. 25, 2017