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Bill Schneider

April 29, 1951 — July 13, 2016

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    Wilfred Charles ‘Bill’, son of Wilfred Mark and Mary (Launderville) Schneider, was born April 29, 1951 in Emporia, KS.  He grew up near there in Olpe, KS where he attended school through the eighth grade. The family moved to Carroll, IA in 1965 where Bill attended Kuemper High School graduating with the Class of 1969. After a couple years of working he enlisted in the United States Air Force. 

   Early in his military career, Bill was united in marriage with Gail Holder at San Angelo, TX.  To this union three sons were born.  During his twenty years in the service as a medic he was stationed in a number of places including the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, AK and Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. After his honorable discharge on September 30, 1991 he remained in Texas to be near his sons. In early 2000 Bill returned to Carroll to live.

   Bill was a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Carroll. During his active years Bill participated in softball, golf, bowling, and fishing. He always enjoyed visiting with family and friends and playing cards. Bill loved being with his children and grandchildren; following all of their activities.

   After a battle with emphysema, Bill died on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Swan House in Carroll, Iowa, where he had been living. He was 65 years, 2 months and 14 days of age.

   Preceding Bill in death are his father; brother Ronald Schneider; sister Marsha Boes and brother in law Jerry Schweers.

   Survivors include his children Dr. Brian (Sabrina) Schneider of Durham, NC, Clinton (Kari) Schneider of Vancouver, BC and Derik (Sarah) Schneider of Wichita Falls, TX; five grandchildren Wilfred and Joseph Schneider of Durham, Elin Schneider of Vancouver and Elliot and Nathan Schneider of Wichita Falls; mother Mary Schneider of Carroll; sisters Julia Schweers (Vern) Beachy of Carroll, Patricia (Dale) Smith of Marion, KS, Theresa (Bob) Myers of Adel and Cheryl (Jake) Burkett, St. Petersburg, FL;  brother Mark (Jan) Schneider of Glidden; sister in law Valerie Schneider of Hutchison, KS; brother in law Rick Boes of Carroll; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Reverend Tim Johnson, Celebrant



“Here I Am, Lord”     “It Is Well With My Soul”

“America the Beautiful”     “Air Force Hymn”

Holy Spirit Choir      Barb McDermott, Organist


Lector and Eucharistic Minister

Rick Boes


                                    Mass Servers              Gift Bearers

Holy Spirit Parish        Bill’s Grandchildren


Casket Bearers

Mike Boes    Adam Schweers    Terry Smith

Kevin Hampel    Craig Green    Jeff Green


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