Karen Lorraine Schneider
1958 - 2021

Schneider, Karen Lorraine

Our beloved wife, sister, aunt, godmother, cousin, and friend to many passed away suddenly on October 26, 2021 at the age of 63 in Gig Harbor, WA. She was born on May 7, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois to William Alfred Schneider and Rosemary Fischer Schneider. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Villa Duchesne in 1976, University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980 and University of Wisconsin School of Business in 1982. She was a successful business executive with a specialty in business development and contracts management. Over her career of 39 years, she worked for large corporations such as General Dynamics, Honeywell Aerospace, SAIC and Intel. She was passionate about animals, especially Newfoundland dogs, and was a volunteer for many organizations. She is survived by her beloved husband, Louis Perretta of Gig Harbor, WA, and her 4 sisters: Susan Schneider- Criezis (m. Demetrios Criezis) of Douglas, MI; Therese Huffman (m. Ron Huffman) of Atlanta, GA; Christine Knowlton of Peekskill, NY; and Katie Larson (m. Mark Larson) of Santa Cruz, CA.

Services: December 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anselm Church at The Priory, 500 S. Mason Rd., Creve Coeur, MO, followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery, 6901 MacKenzie Rd., St. Louis, MO and a reception.

Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Nov. 2, 2021.
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St. Anselm Church at The Priory
500 S. Mason Rd., Creve Coeur, MO
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So sorry for your loss Schneider sisters. Ed and Deb Rowan
Ed and Deb Rowan
December 10, 2021
I'm from LaCrosse WI. And born in Chicago in 1958. I also have a sister by the name of Susan Schneider. I'm not sure how I happened to view Karen's obituary, but felt a connection. Sorry to hear about her passing!
Karen Schneider
December 6, 2021
I feel very, very upset to find that Karen has left us, I´m still in shock having just heard the news. I got to know Karen as a terrific individual when I met her at the University of Wisconsin. She was such a wonderful and energetic bright light who had such a strong impact upon all of her friends in her young life. I am so proud to have known her as a very close friend in my early adult life. I haven´t see her since my 20s but every once in a while, out of the blue, I would receive a call, an email or a comment on my Facebook page. I will miss her terribly and I want to extend my sympathies to her husband, her sisters, the rest of her very close family and to her many, many wonderful friends. Her passing will leave a permanent emptiness within me.
Chip Sullivan
November 16, 2021
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