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Leon A. Schneider

July 18, 1929 — April 21, 2018

Leon A. Schneider, of Fond du Lac, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his Savior on April 21, 2018. He was born on July 18, 1929, the oldest child of Arthur and Grace (Affeldt) Schneider in Shiocton, WI. He was baptized into faith at First Ev. Lutheran Church in Shiocton, and remained strong in his faith his whole life. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Leon was drafted into the US Army in 1951, and served proudly until 1954, stationed in Alaska.



On September 4, 1954, he married Elva Springmire and settled in Fond du Lac, working for Rueping Leather Company. They had two children, Cheryl and Terry. After Elva passed away, Leon married Doris Lechner on December 7, 1968, and moved to North Fond du Lac. They had two children, Sara and Steven, and Leon worked for many years as a truck driver for Pfiefer Trucking and later JLP Trucking Company, retiring in 1995. Leon took enormous pride in his work and always had a clean and shiny truck. After his retirement, he worked part-time at Badger State Auto Auction for several years.



Survivors include his wife, Doris; four children, Cheryl (Daniel) Harding of New Richmond, WI, Terry (Vicki) Schneider of Oshkosh, Sara (Kevin) Krueger of Kekoskee, and Steven (Sara) Schneider of Omro; eight grandchildren, Jessica (Ryan) Rondeau, Brenna (Wes) Joachim, Alyssa (Jared) McDonald, Lindsy and Matthew Schneider, Kavanaugh Krueger, and Hunter and Grant Schneider; three step-grandchildren, Grace, Reagan and Eli Kropp; and four great-grandchildren, Kayla and Jenna Rondeau, and Sawyer and Kennedy Joachim. He is further survived by two sisters, Betty Priebe of New London and Joyce Taylor of Minneapolis, MN; one brother, Dennis (Ann) Schneider of Hortonville; and one brother-in-law, Lloyd (Lola) Lechner of Kekoskee; numerous nieces and nephews. Leon was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elva; a sister, Kathy; three brothers, Robert, Ronnie, and David; and a brother-in-law, Leslie Springmire.



The visitation will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 606 Forest Avenue, Fond du Lac.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Redeemer Lutheran Church with Rev. James Borgwardt officiating. Burial will follow in Kekoskee Cemetery, in Kekoskee.



In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church Sanctuary Fund or Hospice Home of Hope.



The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice Home of Hope for their compassion and outstanding care.

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