LeRoy “Roy” Schneider, 77, of Malone (Calumetville) passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
He was born Aug. 9, 1943 in Waukegan, Illinois to the late Lester and Josephine (Kelbel) Schneider.
Roy attended Holy Rosary Catholic Grade School and graduated from New Holstein High School in 1961. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
He started his working career at the former Arps Corporation in New Holstein. Roy spent most of his life in sales for Utility Sales & Service in Appleton.
Roy was very active with the Boy Scouts organization; he enjoyed planning the annual canoe trips. He was a member of the Artesia Beach Association. He had a great love for Lake Winnebago and spending time at his cottage near Elcho, enjoying all four seasons of lake activities. Roy was a licensed airplane pilot and had a passion for snowmobiling. Roy was always willing to lend a helping hand and truly enjoyed mentoring people.
Roy is survived by his brothers and sisters, Roger (Judi) Schneider of Vincennes, Indiana; Ron (Sandie) Schneider of Campbellsburg, Kentucky; Cathy Konen Ruebl (Fred) of Malone, Tom (Karen) Schneider of Cleveland, Barb (Dennis) Forstner of New Holstein, and Bev (Bill) Biederwolf of Pearson; special friend Bryan Schmidt of Calumetville; his sister-in-law, Tammy Schneider of Menomonie; and his brother-in-law, Joe Merchant of Oakland City, Indiana. He is further survived by many nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; other relatives; and many friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Lester and Josephine Schneider; his brother, Larry Schneider; his sister, Laurie Merchant; brother-in-law Oscar Konen; and a niece.
A Liturgy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Saturday, April 24 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1724 Madison St., New Holstein.
Family and friends may visit with Roy’s family at Holy Rosary Church on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.
Roy’s family would like visiting guests to please wear masks and maintain social distancing practice.
Memorials in his name will be directed to the Town of Calumet Volunteer Fire Department.
For further details please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein at (920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net.