WILLIAM L. SCHNEIDERWilliam L. Schneider, 85, Coleraine, died on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
William L. Schneider, 85, Coleraine, died on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 in his home,
Born Aug. 13, 1928 in Coleraine, he was the son of Lloyd and Zenia (Raisenen) Schneider.
Bill was a Greenway High School graduate and a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was an industrial engineer for the Oliver Mining Company for 10 years, and Reserve Mining Company of Babbitt, retiring in 1983. Bill and Anne Santrach were married on Aug. 19, 1950 in Chisholm.
A member of the Masonic Fraternity for over 55 years, he was a former member of the Canisteo Lodge 271 A.F. & A.M. of Coleraine and currently a member of Itasca Lodge 208 A.F. & A.M. of Grand Rapids. He had been active in youth hockey, youth hockey coaching, and was a member of the Blue Line Club of Babbitt.
His wife, Anne in 1998; his parents; and a brother, Robert preceded him in death.
Survivors include his children, Valerie (Charles) Fitzgerald of Crookston, Minn., William “Buzz” (Gayle) Schneider of Shoreview, Minn., Steven (Adrianne) Schneider of Great Falls, Va., and Amy Jo Bock of St. Louis Park, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Annie, John, Billy, Neal, Drew, Ian, and Greg; and a great grandson, Will.
PRIVATE FAMILY GATHERING: will be held at a later date. Memorials are preferred to the Masonic Cancer Center. Arrangements are by the Peterson Funeral Chapel of Coleraine. To leave an online condolence message, please go to petersonfuneralchapelofcoleraine.com.