Michael Lee Schneider
FUNERAL HOME
Plumer-Overlease Funeral Homes - Stockton
723 N. 1st St.
Stockton, KS
Michael Lee Schneider passed away peacefully on October 1, 2021, at his rural home in Collyer, KS, at the age of 67. He was born on February 11, 1954, to Bernhardt and Viola Edna (Wilhelm) Schneider in WaKeeney, KS. Michael married Kathleen Ann "Kathy" Wright on August 11, 1973, in Atwood, KS. They were blessed with six children: Adam, Tate, Kahl, Chauncy, Becky, and Mary.
Mike grew up on the family farm in Trego County and attended Trego County schools until his senior year. In his 40's he got his GED. He worked for Ideal Ind. as a welder. After getting married he worked for WaKeeney Redi Mix. Then the family moved to Bird City, KS where he worked for a large farmer. In 1979 they moved back to the family farm where he built the family home. He was a dedicated farmer raising hogs, cattle, and crops. He was a skilled carpenter, mechanic, welder, and a talented storyteller. He loved riding the motorcycle and once each year he and Kathy would take off for parts unknown. He called this their marriage counseling. He enjoyed fishing, snow skiing, boating, and playing cards with the neighbors. Grandkids brought out a whole new side of him; they were his world.
Mike was a rural member of the Trego County Volunteer Fire Department and the WaKeeney Church of God.
Left to cherish Mike's memory are his wife, Kathy of the home in Trego County; children, Adam (Jannelle) Schneider of Goshen, KY, Kahl (Heather) Schneider of Adair, IA, Chauncy Schneider of WaKeeney, KS, Becky (Aaron) Hammeke of Great Bend, KS, and Mary Schneider of Colby, KS; siblings, Richard (Susan) Schneider of Westover MD, Sherryl (Jeff) DiLallo of St. Louis, MO, and Mark Schneider of Stafford, MO; and 17 grandchildren, Abigail Schneider, Colton Schneider, Quynton Younker, Paxton Schneider, Treyton Schneider, Brexton Schneider, Ben Schneider, Gabe Schneider, June Schneider, Ethan Hammeke, Beth Hammeke, Tyler Hammeke, Deseray Herskowitz, Tanner Herskowitz, Treydon Herskowitz, Tucker Herskowitz, and Tristian Herskowitz.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Viola; son, Tate; and sister, Connie Schneider.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 1:00 PM at the WaKeeney Church of God in WaKeeney, KS. Visitation will be held on Friday, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Valley Hope of Norton or Shriners Hospitals for Children and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N 1st, Stockton, KS 67669.
Published by Plumer-Overlease Funeral Homes - Stockton on Oct. 15, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
8
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
WaKeeney Church of God
1300 Easter Ave., WaKeeney, KS
Oct
9
Memorial service
1:00p.m.
WaKeeney Church of God
1300 Easter Ave., WaKeeney, KS
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Plumer-Overlease Funeral Homes - Stockton
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