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Wilfred E. Schneider, 85

Aug 24, 2014

Winnebago Wilfred Eugene Schneider, age 85, passed away quietly from cancer Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Thomas Butler officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

A literal genius and Renaissance man, Wil earned bachelor’s degrees in math and fine arts and a master’s degree in physics and math. Wil excelled at numerous endeavors and occupations, including engineering, math, physics, music, marquetry, wood carving, numerous fine arts, and more. A retired physicist/engineer/mathematician, college professor, and fine artist, Wil was active in many charitable activities, including his church, Kiwanis, and the Masons. Generous with his knowledge and talents, Wil embraced every opportunity to learn something new and inspired those around him to do the same.

  • He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was a loving husband to Phyllis; devoted father of Laura Schneider and Cynthia (Brian) Rowe; brother of Ardene Schneider Neve, Delores Nelson and Carolyn Linhart; step-father of Lori, William and Scott Schreiber; and step-grandfather of six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha (Mitteldorf) and Carl Schneider.

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