Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Edmund Joseph Schneider, age 79 of Holdingford will be 11AM Tuesday, February 12th at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel. Father Gregory Mastey will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Edmund died unexpectedly in his home Thursday morning. There will be a visitation for Eddie from 4-8PM Monday, February 11th at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford and again from 10AM until the time of the service Tuesday morning at the church in St. Wendel. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Holdingford.
Eddie was born on May 9th, 1933 in Pearl Lake to Hubert and Rose (Schaefer) Schneider. He grew up on a farm near Waite Park. He married Delores Kostreba on September 21st, 1979 in St. Wendel. After marriage the couple moved to Little Falls where they farmed and raised dairy cattle before eventually retiring to a farm near Holdingford. Eddie had a great deal of love for all animals that he showed throughout his life. Even in retirement, Eddie and his wife still found time to raise many animals on their hobby farm. Eddie was a member of the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel.
Eddie is survived by his loving wife Delores Schneider, Holdingford; his children Billy (Rachel) Schneider, Albany; Brenda (John) Kocher, Australia; Kristina Schneider, Nashville, TN; his 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and his siblings Harold (MaryLou) Schneider, Waite Park; David (Pat) Schneider, Holdingford; Sally Schill, St. Cloud; Luverne Hommerding, St. Cloud.
He is preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Rose Schneider and his siblings Agnes Libsmeier, Percy Rosha, Leona Donabauer, and Victor Schneider.
The family extends a warm thank you to the Holdingford fire and rescue squad, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, and Father Mastey for their fast response and compassionate care they gave our family during this difficult time.