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Schneider, Kenneth George (1944 - 2024)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 4/22/2024 at 16:48:42

Name of deceased: Kenneth George Schneider

Aged: 79 yrs, 10 mo, 3 days

Residence: Hansen House, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Born: June 7, 1944; Earling, Shelby County, IA

Died: April 10, 2024; Hansen House, Harlan, Shelby County, IA (COD: Alzheimers)

Funeral services: Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, April 13, 2024; St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Portsmouth, IA; burial was in St. Mary's Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Portsmouth, IA

Survived by: Wife of 41 years, Kim Schneider of Portsmouth, IA; children, Michelle (spouse, David) Thompson of Johnston, IA, Cynthia (spouse, Perry) Gjersvik of Clive, IA, Douglas Schneider of Panama, IA, Valerie (spouse, David) Jansen of Ankeny, IA, Michael (spouse, Ashley) Schneider of Portsmouth, IA; Andrew (spouse, Clarissa) Schneider of Portsmouth, IA, and Julie Schneider (fiancÚ, Josh Travis) of Harlan, IA; siblings, Jerome "Buzz" (spouse, Connie) Schneider of Harlan, IA, Allen (spouse, Sue) Schneider of Harlan, IA, Mary (spouse, Gary) Fitzgerald of Clare, IA, Denise (spouse, Mark) Andries of Cedar Rapids, IA, Jeanie (spouse, Ken) Friesen of Crescent, IA, Sandy (spouse, John) Busch of Defiance, IA, and Pam Gingrich of Greenwood, SC; sisters-in-law, Jan Schneider of Avoca, IA and Barb Fulitano of West Des Moines, IA; 11 grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Walter George and Doris Susan (nee Finken) Schneider; siblings, Russell Schneider, Richard Schneider, and Jane Foxhoven

Education: Graduated from St.Boniface School in Westphalia, IA, Class of 1962

Religious affiliation: Baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Westphalia, IA; member, St. Mary's Our Lady of Fatima Church, Portsmouth, IA, where he served on the parish council

Military service: Served in the Iowa Army National Guard

Marriage: Kim McGuire; Feb. 12, 1983; location not provided

Employment: After high school, Ken worked for local farmers and at the Western Iowa Pork Plant. In 1967, he moved to Portsmouth, IA, and started his own farm operation as a grain and livestock farmer who raised crops, hogs, and cattle; he was especially proud to be a cattleman for 50 years until he retired in 2018

Hobbies/Interests: Was a proud recipient of both the Shelby County Pork Producer and Shelby County Cattle Producer of the Year awards; was a collector of all things John Deere, both full-size and mini; served on the Cass Township Cemetery Board; enjoyed listening to old country music, playing with his grandchildren, and eating many different kinds of ice cream with a fork

Sources: pauleyjones.com


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