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Paul Schneider


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Paul Schneider Obituary
Paul Thomas Schneider passed away September 5, 2017 at his home in Blackfoot, Idaho surrounded by his family.
He was born October 8, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Paul James and Evelyn Marie Gogstad Schneider. He grew up and attended school in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin where  he graduated from Badger High School in 1960. He then transferred to the Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota to become a radio announcer. Upon completion, he took a job at KLIX in Twin Falls, Idaho and he moved himself to Idaho in his new 1965 Ford Mustang.
While in Twin Falls, he fell in love with four year old Marcy Herrick, and married her mother. He adopted Marcy in 1967. A son, Aric, was born to this union in 1971. The marriage later ended in divorce.
Paul completed his college education at Idaho State University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Speech with a rhetoric emphasis. Following graduation, he started working for Idaho Power Company as residential salesman. It was here that he met Toiny Erickson, who was a home economist for Idaho Power Company. They were married December 28, 1973 in Pocatello, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on September 17, 1977. To this union four more sons were born; Layne (1974), Kyle (1976), Neil (1980), and Darin (1981).
Paul worked for Idaho Power Company in Pocatello, Blackfoot, and Salmon. After 25 years of service with the Power Company he retired as District Manager. Paul then worked for Lemhi County, Bureau of Land Management, and Bingham County upon returning to Blackfoot in 2000.
Paul again retired in 2015 to complete many projects of his own. He loved helping other people and could talk to anyone. He enjoyed traveling, preparedness, computers, genealogy, the outdoors, building machinery, Walker lawn mowers, and creating things he could build.
Paul was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served as Bishop, High Councilman, Counselor, Executive Secretary, Young Men's president, teacher and nursery leader. At the time of passing, he was serving as Guest Service Missionary on Temple Square/ Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
Paul is survived by his wife Toiny; daughter, Marcy (Craig) Funk of Ammon, ID; five sons, Aric of Salem, OR, Layne (ShaLa) of Johnstown, Co, Kyle (Kam) of Lehi, UT, Neil (Debra) of Blackfoot, ID, and Darin (Keshone) of Blackfoot, ID; brother, James Robert Schneider; nineteen grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Rose LDS Chapel, 403 N 150 W in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and family from 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Hawker Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow the service at Groveland Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 8, 2017
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