NIAGARA, Wis. - Herman H. Schneider, 89, of St. Paul, Minn., passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.
He was born Sept. 5, 1923, in St. Paul, son of the late Joseph and Anna (Strohmeyer) Schneider. Herman grew up in St. Paul and attended St. Bernard's Grade School and graduated from Mechanic Arts and St. Paul Vocational High School in St. Paul. After graduating, Herman enlisted in the United States Army, serving as staff sergeant during World War II. Upon being honorably discharged, he attended the University of Minnesota where he received his bachelor degree in engineering.
Herman married Lillian Hockert on Oct. 27, 1956, in St. Paul. While living in St. Paul, he worked for Hamm's Brewing Co. as the plant engineer for many years. After the plant closed, he moved to Napa Valley, Calif., and was an engineer working in the wine industry. After retiring, Herman and Lillian moved back to St. Paul until most recently moving to Niagara to be closer to their daughter.
While living in St. Paul, Herman was an active member of St. Casimir Catholic Church. He served as president of the Knob Hill and Ullr Ski Clubs in St. Paul. Herman had a passion for woodworking. He will be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Lillian; three daughters, Ann (Thomas) Johnston of Niagara, Jane (Wade) Hughan of San Francisco, and Judy (Dave) Council of Edwardsville, Ill.; two sisters, Dorothy Naughter and Josephine Vaillancourt, both of St. Paul; seven grandchildren, Thomas (Anna), Mary, John (Corey), Iona, Margot, Mark, and Mae; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Herman was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Zimmerman; two brothers, Joseph and Stephen Schneider; and three sisters, Theresa Woller, Mary Lystad, and Anne Townsley.
The visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Casimir Catholic Church in St. Paul.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at the church.
Burial to be held at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Herman or leave a condolence for his family online at JacobsFuneralHomes.com
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home Niagara Chapel to honor Herman's Legacy of Life.