Kenneth E. Schneider

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Kenneth E. Schneider, 88, of Cecil, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, while surrounded by his family on Thursday afternoon, March 22, 2018, in Green Bay. He was born in the Town of Maple Grove on Oct. 31, 1929, the son of the late Clarence and Margaret (Hansen) Schneider. Kenneth is a 1949 graduate of Bonduel High School. In 1951, Kenneth was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge on Oct. 9, 1953. On Aug. 8, 1953, he married his high school sweetheart, Arbutus Wegner, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Cecil. For a short time, Kenneth worked at Appleton Coated before the couple began dairy farming, until their retirement. Kenneth still enjoyed helping on the farm, along with tractor rides. Kenneth was extremely proud his military service and was a member of the Bonduel American Legion Post 217. He had a love for old Army Jeeps — so much so, that he drove his own restored jeep in numerous local parades year after year. In past years, he enjoyed snowmobiling, travelling with Arbutus, including trips throughout the states and numerous countries, and four-wheeling. He took great pride in his new Gator, which he purchased this past winter.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Arbutus; his son, Gerald “Jerry” (Alice) Schneider, of Cecil; two daughters, Joyce (Roger) Olson, of Shawano, and JoAnn (Steve Schmidt) Schneider, of Gillett; three grandchildren, Jesse (Tieha Kuczer) Schneider, of Bonduel, Lisa (Matt Dazell) Schmidt, of Merrillville, Indiana, and Nikki Schmidt, of Gillett. He is further survived by his brother, Clarence (Barb) Schneider, of Cecil; a sister-in-law, Shirley Wegner, of Shawano; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Vernon (Bernice) Schneider; brothers and sisters-in-law, Melvin Wegner and Marvin and Myrtle Neumann.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Cecil with the Rev. Moira Finley officiating. Burial was in St. John’s UCC Cemetery in Cecil with military rites conducted by the Bonduel American Legion Post 217. Visitation was held on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel and again at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. David Groteluschen and the wonderful ladies of Green Bay Oncology of St. Mary’s. They also express their gratitude to Nicole Hieronimczak of St. Mary’s ICU, Pastor Moira Finley and their neighbor, Terry Tipton for their kindness and compassion during this time.