LeRoy Donald Schneider, 85, of Burlington, died on Friday, February 26, 2021.
Lee was born August 1, 1935, in a home on Origen Avenue in Burlington, to Raymond L. and Rosella G. (née Sobbe) Schneider. He was a everlasting resident of Burlington. On September 1, 1956, he married his highschool sweetheart, Vernetta (née Vos) at St. Charles Catholic Church.
From 13 to 17, Lee labored at Rose’s Bakery, studying a ability, which he later carried into the army. On the age of 20, he labored at Spring Brook Feed Firm. He was drafted into the Military from 1958 to 1960, the place he served in Butzbach, Germany, residing in army lodging with Vernetta. There he was a baker and a member of the swimming group. In 1966, the household moved to the farm on Bieneman Rd., Initially elevating cattle, pigs and a whole bunch of chickens, promoting eggs to native business distributors.
After serving within the army, he returned to his job with Spring Brook Feed Co and within the Nineteen Seventies he turned half proprietor. He later opened Spring Brook Sports activities. Within the Nineteen Nineties, he bought the corporate and labored for Reineman’s Sporting Items, earlier than retiring in 2014.
Lee was an avid hunter and fisherman all his life. He was co-founder of Large Foot Archers in Lake Geneva and co-founder of Buck Path Archers in Burlington. He was all the time prepared to assist his fellow archers grasp the game. On the time, he was taking part in within the males’s softball and bowling leagues.
Lee and Vernetta rarely missed a sporting occasion of their youngsters or grandchildren. All the time within the entrance and within the middle, encouraging them. The household has numerous treasured recollections of household time spent at “The Land” and household holidays collectively.
For a few years, each morning he regarded ahead to assembly “the blokes” for espresso, returning to The Badger, Pot-O-Gold, JJ’s Donuts, Fortunate Star, and City Fryer.
Lee’s private satisfaction and pleasure, aside from his household, was his well-known “Man Cave”. He has collected so many attention-grabbing articles over time. In the event you cease to go to him, you have not left with out being invited to see him.
Lee all the time had a smile and will simply strike up a dialog with anybody. He was a person who did not need to attempt to win friendship or love, IT JUST HAPPENED time and again. He had a kind of automated bond with everybody he met.
Lee is survived by his daughter, Daybreak (Mike) Lewandowski; son, Blane (Jackie) Schneider; grandchildren, Joe (Jessica Ciatti) Lewandowski, Keena (Justin) Vos and Britte (Matt) Ehlen; great-grandchildren, Brooke and Lainey Vos; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Karen and Richard Thate; nieces, Kendra Manning and Karlie Thate; and his nephew, Robert Thate. He was predeceased by his loving spouse and soul mate, Vernetta, and his nephew, Rusty Thate.
The household wish to thank the Burlington Rescue Squad, the Burlington Memorial Hospital flooring nurses, Catie and Kate for his or her particular care and the Aurora Hospice group for making their journey peaceable.
As a substitute of flowers, memorials might be made at Saint Charles Catholic Church.
A Christian burial mass will likely be held on Friday March 12 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church. Interment in St. Charles Cemetery will comply with the service.
The Schuette-Daniels funeral house is on the service of the household. Supporters can go to www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com.