Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Werner Schneider, age 88, who died Saturday at his home. Inurnment will be in the St. John’s Parish Cemetery in Meire Grove, MN.
Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4th at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m., Wednesday morning at the funeral home.
Werner was born in Meire Grove to John and Bernadina (Kerkering) Schneider. He married Florentine Urbasich on May 29, 1952 in St. Anthony, MN. Werner worked for Culligan, sold investments, owned his own trucking company, drove truck for Jennie O Foods, was a bus driver for Riley Tour Bus, and played and coached amateur baseball. He was a member of St. Boniface Parish.
Survivors include his children, David (Amy), Gerald (Mary), Carol (John) Thelen, Butch (Eileen), and Daniel (Dana); brothers and sisters, Marie Marthaler, Clara Frieler, Ludvina Ostendorf, Joseph Schneider, Arlene Gully, and Lorraine Inderrieden; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florentine Schneider; brothers and sisters, Leona, Leo, and Elmer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe Gully, Gilbert Marthaler, Clarence Frieler, Frances Schneider, Erv Ostendorf, and Bob Inderrieden; granddaughter, Emily Thelen.
Arrangements are with the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, MN.