Frederick “Fritz” “Fred” Schneider, 83, of Athelstane died Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 at Aurora Medical Center-Bay Area.
He was born in Stockbridge June 4, 1939, son of the late Jacob and Veronica (Schmidt) Schneider.
Fritz joined the United States Air Force and obtained the rank master sergeant. He was united in marriage to his wife Christine on June 25, 1981. Fritz served as vice commander for American Legion Post 150, past town chairman (two terms) for the Town of Athelstane, past president and founder of Near North Trail Riders, assisted for many years at the food pantry in Townsend, involved for numerous years at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church and was a caretaker for Marinette County Parks for 18 years. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Fritz is survived by his wife Christine; three children: Thomas Schneider, Carra (Shawn) Hyde and Jennifer (Upton) Howard; five grandchildren: Ariel, Ethan, Jada, Calvina and Evan; two great-grandchildren: Matthew and Larry; and his brother Clarence (Eileen) (Sharon) Schneider.
He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Jerol, Leo, Eugene, Elsie, Lorraine, Alvin, Arlene, William, Harold, Gordon, Gerald and Kathleen; and his daughter-in-law Sue.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Lakewood with Fr. Praveen Pamisetti officiating.
Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at church on Friday. Burial will follow in Forest Home Cemetery with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 66.
Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting his family with arrangements.