THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Kenneth E. Schneider
Issue Date: March 29, 2018
Kenneth E. Schneider, 88, of Cecil, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 22, 2018 in Green Bay after a brief illness, surrounded by family.
Born Oct. 31, 1929 in the Town of Maple Grove, to the late Clarence and Margaret (Hansen) Schneider, he graduated from Bonduel High School in 1949. In 1951, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean Conflict until an 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, he worked at Appleton Coated before they began dairy farming until retirement.
He enjoyed farming, tractor rides, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling and traveling with his wife, including trips throughout the states and many countries. Proud of his military service, he was a member of the Bonduel American Legion Post #217. He loved old Army jeeps, driving his restored jeep in many local parades every year and took pride in his new Gator he purchased this past winter.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Arbutus; a son, Gerald "Jerry" (Alice) Schneider of Cecil; two daughters, Joyce (Roger) Olson of Shawano and JoAnn (Steve Schmidt) Schneider of Gillett; three grandchildren; a brother, Clarence (Barb) Schneider of Cecil; a sister-in-law, Shirley Wegner of Shawano and many other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon (Bernice) Schneider and brothers and sisters-in-law, Melvin Wegner and Marvin and Myrtle Neumann.
Visitation was held at Swedberg Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel on Sunday, March 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation continued at St. John's United Church of Christ in Cecil on Monday, March 26 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Moira Finley officiated with burial in St. John's UCC Cemetery in Cecil with military rites conducted by the Bonduel American Legion Post #217.