Dennis Howard Schneider


Dennis Howard Schneider, 69, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 19, 2013.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Rick Hartmann officiating.

Interment followed in the Schneider Family Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday evening, July 22.

Schneider was born March 12, 1944, in Fredericksburg, the son of Hilmar Schneider and Linda Rusche Schneider. He married Doris Birck on Dec. 11, 1965, at Zion Lutheran Church, and she survives.

A rancher and welder, Schneider was also a military veteran, serving as a mechanic in the U.S. Air Force and the Air Force Reserves in the 1960s.

In addition to his wife, Schneider is survived by three daughters and spouses, including Denise and Grover Hawkins, Devon and Pedro Vela, and Dena Stewart, all of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren, and a sister, Mable Wilke of Willow City.

Survivors also include one brother-in-law, two sisters-in-law and spouses, J.C. and Darleen Birck and Joyleen and James Petsch, all of Fredericksburg, and Sharon and Perry Wanner, of Harper.

Along with his parents, Schneider was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Faith Nevaeh Vela, and a brother-in-law, Raymond Wilke.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Altar Guild, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, St. John Lutheran Church at Crabapple or to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Don Mikeska, Calvin Skrabanek, Antulio Vela, Donnie Henk, Clayton Chambers and Roy Anderson.

His grandchildren were honorary pallbearers.

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