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Schneider, Frederic

d. March 24, 2012

Frederic Earl Schneider, age 90, of Williamsville, born October 8, 1921, in Springfield, IL, passed away on March 24, 2012 at Memorial Hospital.

Dad married mom, Frances Lesjak, from Auburn, on April 28, 1952 in Tennessee. They had seven children, Al (Ann) of Petersburg, Tony (Sharon), of Williamsville, Catherine (Chet) Hoffman of Hanna City, Will (Kim) of Wind Lake, Wisconsin, Pete (Julie) of Springfield, Margaret of Sherman, and Fred of Sherman. Dad had eight granddaughters, Toni of Los Angeles, Allison (Jason) Ray of Riverton, Ashley (Jason) Carpenter of Springfield, Aindrea of Petersburg, Demi and Micci of Wind Lake, Wisconsin, and Angie Westwood of Springfield, and 3 great grandchild, Victoria, Mason, and Quincy.

Dad was preceded in death by mom, two brothers, Charles and Gene, and two sisters, Mary and Dorothy.

Dad was a World War II veteran and a lifetime farmer. He loved to fish but liked eating it better. He loved his dog Connor. Dad was a great father and provider, and he will be forever missed.

Visitation will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4 to 7 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Funeral services will be held there at 10 AM on Thursday, March 29. Keith Hamrick officiating.

Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House.


  1. “Old Man Fred” as Jesse and I lovingly called him will be forever missed. I will remember so much about him… Jesse and him eating cookies together, how excited he would get when giving presents, him and I working on projects together, watching John Wayne movies together, him playfully yelling at Conner and getting him to howl, him telling me his stories like how he met John Wayne and he gave how he gave Fred a doughnut, that grin on his face when he would say “guess what I did” and a quick “don’t tell the kids”. I hope you are enjoying seeing Fran and the rest of your family and friends and I hope you are fishing. You will be missed by so many people. We love you Fred.

  2. I would like to send my condolences to the Schneider family. I also would like to thank the family for Mr. Schneider’s service to our country

  3. May it bring you comfort to know that nothing can diminish the wonderful ways your Dad touched your life. The love and memories you shared will remain with you forever. Uncle Fred was always very special to me.

    With Deepest Sympathy Mary & Larry

  4. I wish I could be there with my best friend Margaret to lend her comfort along with the rest of her family whom all are very dear to me and my family and always will be. I have wonderful memories of Fred as so many other people also do. I will be sure I pay my respects to him when I am in Illinois again – sometime before the end of the year. What a wonderful father and family – I feel so special to have had you all in my life. My thoughts are deeply with you. Love you all

  5. Many fond memories of your family. As you all know we go back a long time. Mom was very special to me and dad was a dear person. I know what a void both parents being gone leaves in your hearts. Remember the good times. Our condolences to all. Love Janell and Richard Rankin

  6. He was everybody’s friend and inspiration. He was a real hero in life. My grandfather told me that if you felt good when you were around somebody then that person was a good person. I always felt good around my buddy Fred. He was a good person and will be remembered by everybody that knew him. I hope that his memory will never fade. I never heard him complain. If he had a problem he twisted the situation to laugh about it. I loved sharing my pond with him and I know he enjoyed the time he spent outdoors enjoying life. Goodbye good friend and I would love to see you again-but i will have to try to be a better man to live up to your standards. I will try.

  7. Our heart felt condolences for the loss of your wonderful Father, Fred. Your Dad and family were always so very kind to our Mother ” Tootie” Neavill and Mom thought the world of both your Mom and Dad. As neighbors they tried to look out for one another. I am sure he will be greatly missed by each of you.

    With deepest sympathy, Larry Neavill Jim Neavill and Jan Neavill Primm

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