June 30, 1931 - December 27, 2020
NORFOLK -- Mass of Christian Burial for Alfred P. "Al" Schneider, 89, of Norfolk formerly of Pierce, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk. Interment will be held at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 p.m., Friday, with a Vigil service beginning at 4:00 p.m., at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Mass will be live streamed on the Sacred Heart Parish Facebook page. Masks are required for the service and visitation. Military rites will be conducted by Tomek-Otto Post 72 American Legion of Pierce, Nebraska, American Legion Riders, and the United States Army Honors Guard. Al passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his residence in Norfolk. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements. Alfred was born on June 30, 1931 in Stuart, Nebraska to Frank and Ella (Cole) Schneider. He attended grade school to the 8th grade at a rural country district school south of Stuart and later received his honorary high school diploma from Norfolk Catholic. After his education, Al worked for his brother’s-in-law with their farming operations. Al then served in the United States Army from July 10, 1952 to June 9, 1954. He received his National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. While serving in the military Al operated heavy equipment in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean War. After the service, he worked at farming in the Atkinson area. Al married Fern Waterman on October 24, 1955 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Atkinson. After marriage, the couple lived in Atkinson and then later moved to Page where they farmed for a few years. Al then began working construction and the family moved to Creighton before settling Pierce, where Al built their longtime family home. They moved to Norfolk in 2018. Al owned and operated his own flooring business “Al’s Floor Care.” His business operated in three states-Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. He retired in the early 2000’s. After retirement he enjoyed working with wood to build furniture and other custom woodwork projects. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Sacred Heart/St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk, Rosary Crusade, and Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his spouse of 65 years Fern Schneider of Norfolk, children Neil (Denna) Schneider of Allen, Marlene (Paul) Simpson of Tucson, Ariz., Mike (Linda) Schneider of Omaha, Pat Schneider, Mary Jo (Bob) Nelson, Deb (Dan) Funk, all of Norfolk, and Lisa (Herb) Ziegenbein of Plainview, 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, brother Victor (Candy) Schneider of Captain Cook, Hawaii, and sister-in-law Bess Waterman of Creighton. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Ella, son-in-law Wayne Moldenhauer, great granddaughter Kimberly Hoesing, 4 brothers Leo, Lawrence, George, and Robert, 5 sisters Florence Krieger, Bernice Kaup, Emma Brusseau, Louise Babl and Katherine Schneider. Organist will be Mary Bruckner with the Bound for Glory Choir singing. Casket bearers will be Nicholas Schneider, James Schneider, Landon Nelson, DJ Funk, Jacob Ziegenbein, Anthony Ziegenbein, Kyle Alexander, Chris Hoesing, and Dakoda Schneider. Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
NORFOLK -- Mass of Christian Burial for Alfred P. "Al" Schneider, 89, of Norfolk formerly of Pierce, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk. Interment will be held at the Hillcrest Memorial... View Obituary & Service Information
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