Harold J Schneider
Aug. 15, 1944 - Oct. 4, 2017
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
2:30 pm
Villa Lorretto
N8114 County Rd WW
Mt Calvary, WI 53057
Funeral Visitation:
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Villa Loretto
N8114 County Rd WW
Mt. Calvary, WI 53057
Burial Service:
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
Stockbridge, WI
Harold J Schneider
Chilton, WI

Harold J “Harry” Schneider, age 73, of Chilton, died on October 4, 2017 at the Villa Loretto in Mount Calvary.  He was born on August 15, 1944 in Chilton, son of Jacob and Veronica (Schmidt) Schneider.  

Harry proudly served his country in the US Army and was active duty during the Vietnam War.  During that time he was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Metal and Vietnam Service Medal.  After he was discharged from the military, he came back to Chilton and worked at Chilton Plating Company as a forklift driver until retirement.  

Harry had a passion and love for hunting and being outdoors.  He spent many weekends and weeks up North hunting deer and other big game.  Even after his stroke 11 years ago he had many good years of getting out and being up North doing the things he enjoyed most, hunting.  

Harry was an easy going and kind-hearted man.  He gave an ear to listen and wanted to keep up with how everyone was doing.  He was also an avid Sheepshead player, always up for good game, and often found a game going on that he could join at the Villa Loretta.   

Harry will be missed by his brothers: Clarence (Eileen) Schneider of Chilton, William Schneider of Fond du Lac, Frederick (Chris) Schneider of Athelstane, Gordon (Sharon) Schneider of Collins; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Melvin Lisowe of Chilton, Ronald Preissner of Chilton, Kayleen Schneider of Chilton; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers: Leo (Alice) Schneider, Ervin Schneider, Gerald Schneider, Eugene Schneider, Alvin Schneider; and 4 sisters: Lorraine Lisowe, Elsie (George) Rahmer, Arlene Preissner, and Katherine Schneider;  and sister-in-law, Phyllis Schneider. 

Funeral services will be at 2:30 PM on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Villa Loretto in Mount Calvary with the Rev. Gary Wegner officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Church Cemetery in Stockbridge.  Friends may call at the Villa Loretto from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Friday, October 6, 2017.  

The family of Harry would like to thank the nurses, doctors, and staff at the Villa Loretto for all their care and kindness towards Harry.  
I saw you almost every weekend of my childhood and I would get so excited when I saw your bronco pull up the driveway. I knew you had treats… you always did especially during deer season.
I remember the time that I was a frog in a play in Kindergarten and when you came over, I put my paper frog hat on you. You sat there in full conversation with dad and threw in a “ribbit” every time you noticed I was watching you. Maybe the time that I decorated your beard with different brightly colored hair clips with long strands of pink, blue, and purple hair that added some much needed color to your woolly beard. I swear you’d let us crawl all over you, tie you in knots and never batted an eye. We always thought you would have been a wonderful father if that had been in the cards for you. Then there was the time that Tom’s bow string snapped back and hit him next to his eye. We saw you flying up the driveway with him- handkerchief covering face with blood all over. We laugh about it now, but you panicked and thought he was going to lose his eye. One of my personal favorites was when you were helping dad fix the bird feeder and a squirrel fell out of tree onto your back. I never saw you move so quickly. By far, my favorite times were spent with you when I would walk over to the cabin from our house and you’d be down on the dock fishing. I hated touching the worms and bating my hook at the time and while the other uncles still insisted I do it anyway, you offered a solution… cheese curds. You let me bait my hook with cheese curds and it actually worked. All of the times when you would pick up dad and we would all go shining dear in the woods on those cold fall nights… The times when all of you would be playing cards and you taught me how to make you your mixed drinks.. We would joke that your 7 and 7’s were a 14 because I made them extra strong… The time that mom called me because you and dad were unwrapping snack cakes and drying them on a tarp for bear bait and she saw you and dad eating them as you were unwrapping them instead of keeping them for the bear bait. There are just so many amazing memories and those are the ones I will forever hold on to and share with my son. I love you and I will miss you terribly. I do already. You always called me “lil Fritz” because I was so much like my dad, or Luigi (because of my middle name “Louise”.
So… See you again someday Uncle HarHar.. Love always, Luigi

Jennifer Howard (Niece ) - Oct. 5, 2017

When Harry was a teenager, he worked on my Grandfather Henry Steiner's farm. Harry helped us with the baling and the harvesting. As a little girl, I remember him as a friendly, helpful person. My grandfather and father appreciated his hard work and willingness to help out our family. In recent years, whenever I saw Harry at 7 Angels, he would have a great, big smile for me. He was a special person to our family.

Joan Naomi Steiner (family friend) - Oct. 5, 2017

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