Howard Schneider, age 78, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, with his family by his side.
He married Irene M. Bauer on Dec. 4, 1953, in McCook. To this union three children were born.
He worked for Goodson Plumbing and Volz, Inc. for a total of 42 years. He enjoyed his family, grandchildren and granddogs. He spent time fishing, hunting, reading western books and attending McCook Bison football games and stock car races.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Victor and two brothers-in-law, Lawrence Weskamp and Daniel Dolan.
He is survived by his wife, Irene of McCook; son, Scott Schneider and wife, Audrey of North Platte; two daughters, Lynda Jollensten and husband, Barry of Ogallala and Deb Stoney and husband, Larry of Herndon, Kan.; two sisters, Delyla Weskamp of McCook and Opal Dolan of Indianola; nine grandchildren, Jared Jollensten and fiancÚ, Lindsey Struckman, Trent Jollensten, Michelle Prewo and husband, Paul, Aaron Stoney and wife, Shawna, Keith Stoney and wife, Bethany, Nathan Stoney, Kaelea Stoney, Cheri Schneider and Jana Schneider; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Chapel with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation is today until 5 p.m., and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.