James (Jim) Schneeberger passed peacefully on the evening of June 25, 2020 at Redeemer Health Center in Minneapolis. Jim was born in 1939 in Ashland Wisconsin, and lived in several Wisconsin communities before his family settled in Superior. This is where he met his wife of 58 years, Jan.
Jim retired from Lakehead Pipeline in Superior after 32 years of service. They moved to the Twin Cities area in 1999, settling in Buffalo MN in 2005 to be near their children and grandchildren. Jim’s greatest love was his family. He was involved with the grandchildren’s activities, sports and education.
“Gentleman Jim” was an avid curler. Highlights of his curling career include winning the 57th Northwest Bonspiel in 1990 curling with his son Mike. And, as a member of the Bud Somerville Senior’s team, winning the 1996 Senior Men’s National Championship. Jim was a past president of the Superior Curling Club and was one of many volunteers involved in the construction of the Superior Curling Club. He was also an avid Packer backer.
Preceded in death by his mother, Lenore Haberman, his father, Charles Schneeberger, his sister Mary Ann and her husband Donald Leach.
Jim is survived by his wife Jan, son Michael Schneeberger and daughter Karen Boatman. Five grandchildren Kjirsten (Luke) Rassatt, Matt (Jackie) Boatman, Brittney (Brandon) Sundberg, Kenzie (Chris) Boatman, and Niklas Boatman. Seven great-grandchildren, Courtney, Kennedy, Bria, Brooklyn, Easten, Harlan and Rowen, and his step-brother Kevin (Alice) Haberman.
A private burial service will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Superior with Father Andrew Ricci officiating. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held for family and friends on June 25, 2021, the first anniversary of Jim’s passing.
Memorials preferred to Childrens Hospital Minnesota, 2525 S. Chicago Ave, Minneapolis MN 55404, Attn: Foundation.