William J. Schneider, 86 passed away at Parkside Elder Care, Plainview, surrounded by
his loving family Saturday April 2, 2016.
William was born August 7, 1929 in Plainview, the son of Edward and Helen (Ryan)
Schneider. He married Rosemarie Koenig, June 7, 1958, at St. Joachim’s Catholic
Church in Plainview, to this union they were blessed with 5 children. William worked on
his family farm, then for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company for over 40 years. He enjoyed
fishing and hunting and was member of the Elgin American Legion.
Surviving William is his wife Rosemarie, together they would have celebrated 58 years of
marriage this June; their children Cathy (John) Spencer, Oakdale, Jon (Becky)
Schneider, Elgin, Debbie Schneider, Plainview, Joe (Doreen) Schneider, Elgin, Dan
(Jenny) Schneider, Rochester; 9 grandchildren, Paul, Erin, John David, Dawn, Jay,
Nicole, Tony, Nathan and Bryan; 5 great grandchildren Lucian, Liam, Tristan, Wes and
Dalton. Further survived by sisters and brother, Ruth Dornack of Plainview, Marie
(Robbie) Brown, Rochester, Edward (Ruthann) Schneider of Lake City, Alice (Tom)
Howe, LaCresent, Rita (Maynard) Sveen, Elgin, Phyllis (John) Reardon, Eden Prarie.
Visitation will be 5-8 pm, Thursday April 7, 2016 at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home,
Plainview, and one hour prior to service time on Friday. Memorial Mass will be 11:00 am
Friday April 8, 2016, St. Joachim’s Catholic Church, 900 W. Broadway, Plainview, Father
William Becker officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN 55964, 507-534-2003