|#1 Posted on line: Monday, March 18, 2013; Published in The Pilot Tribune, Tuesday, March 19, 2013|
Raymond C. Schneider, 88
Raymond C. Schneider, 88, of Kennard, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bennington. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Monday with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair. Interment will be in the German Cemetery.
Raymond C. Schneider was born July 18, 1924, on a farm south of Blair to Carl and Catherine (Paasch) Schneider.
He attended school in the Wranch Maney area and high school in Kennard.
In 1943, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve in World War II. He received his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas, and later Camp Mead, Md. He was deployed overseas in December of 1943.
Before his deployment, he was granted a furlough and he and Jeanette Wrich were married on December 8, 1943. To this union, three sons were born.
The next two years were spent fighting in the European Theatre. For his military service, Mr. Schneider received three Purple Hearts, three Bronze Stars and numerous other awards.
After returning from the service, he farmed west of Blair and later west of Bennington. In 1968, the couple moved to a new home south of Kennard where Ray resided for the rest of his life.
The couple traveled extensively in the United States and Europe. They enjoyed ballroom dancing, following the Tommy Bishop Band. They were members of the same card club for 60 years.
In addition to farming, Mr. Schneider also worked at Swift Packing, Blair Cattle Co., Nebraska Engineering and Knudsen Oil and Feed.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bennington as well as the V.F.W and American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jeanette; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Mary and Daniel and Judy; six grandchildren and their spouses, Daniel Jr. and Rose, Elliot and June, Kelsey and Tricia, Derrick and Jennifer, Karly and Kassie Schneider; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Mencke of Blair; and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Richard.
Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church and the German Cemetery.
#2 Published in the March 17, 1013 World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska
Schneider, Raymond Carl, age 88
Kennard, NE. Passed away March 15, 2013. Survived by wife Jeanette; sons, David (Mary) and Daniel (Judy) Schneider, all of Kennard; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister Louise Mencke of Blair, NE. Preceded in death by son Richard.
FUNERAL SERVICE 1:30pm Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran church in Bennington, NE. VISITATION Monday beginning at 1pm, with family receiving friends 6-8pm at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, or The German Cemetery.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home, Blair, NE 402-426-2191
#3 Funeral Leaflet
In Loving Memory of Raymond Carl Schneider
Born July 18th, 1924 Blair, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest March 15th, 2013 Fremont, Nebraska
Funeral Service 1:30 PM Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bennington, Nebraska. Officiating: Pastor Andreas Stein. Organist: Jan Braden. Vocalist: Karna Dam. Poem: “Just A Common Soldier” read by Daniel Schneider Jr. Vocal Selections: “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”
Pallbearers: Daniel Schneider Jr., Eliot Schneider, Kelsey Schneider, Derrick Schneider, Karly Schneider, Kassie Schneider
Place of Rest: German Cemetery
~~~Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~
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