Gary Schneider

Gary Donald Schneider

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After a swift but overwhelming battle with pancreatic cancer Gary Donald Schneider of West Bend, age 68, died peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Kathy’s Hospice in West Bend. He was born to Donald and Garnet (Scheid) Schneider on July 15, 1952 in Killeen, TX and married Ann C. Schneider (Backhaus) on April 27, 1974.

After his dad was discharged from the army, Gary was raised in West Bend, Wisconsin along with his sister and brother. He graduated from West Bend High School in 1970 and then attended Milwaukee Area Technical College studying Land Surveying. On April 27, 1974 he married the love of his life, Ann C. Backhaus. Together they raised two sons, Jason and Matthew. Gary was passionate about the great outdoors–he enjoyed hunting of all kinds and taking his boat out fishing every chance he had. Gary also enjoyed traveling and playing cribbage with friends and family.

Gary is survived by his wife Ann, sons Jason (Kristina) and Matthew (Heidi), grandchildren Britton, Matalie, Brynley and Brielle Schneider and Carver Ullrich, parents Don and Garnet Schneider, brother and sister-in-laws: Harry and Jody Krueger, Lyn and Vonda Backhaus, Barry (Susan) Werner. He is further survived by nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister Linda Werner, brother Jeff Schneider, in-laws Howard and Jeanne Backhaus.

A Funeral Service will be at 12:00 pm on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend, WI 53095) with Pastor Randal Hughes officiating. Private interment will take place at Lutheran Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday, December 19 from 10:00am - 11:45 am. I lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

A special Thank You to the doctors and nurses of Froedtert Hospital - Milwaukee, 7th Floor CFAC, the staff and volunteers at Kathy’s House Hospice, and Rory Bolton the music therapist who serenaded Gary’s passing.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 12:00pm
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Lutheran Memorial Park
    Corner of Hwy H West & Hwy 45
    Kewaskum, WI 53040
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Posted at 03:12pm
Dear Ann, I was so saddened for you and your family to read of Gary's passing. My sincere condolences. May our Lord and Savior wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you with your wonderful memories.
Take Care, Darla

Love, The Apikelis Family

Posted at 10:07am
With our deepest sympathy, we send hugs and prayers of comfort and peace today and for days to come.
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Michael Lorenzo

Posted at 09:45am
Gary D. Schneider PLS; a Giant in the Surveying profession. A truely great boss and a excellent mentor, both professionally and personally!
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Christine Dehler

Posted at 08:09am
Dear Ann and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe and Chris Dehler

Jennifer Bloom

Posted at 11:07pm
Oh my heart aches... he was my first Christian boss. When I lived in Wisconsin I was a single mom with family hundreds of miles away. He was such a father figure to me. Oh Ann... my heart aches for you and your family. I am shocked. But so honored to have been in even the smallest part of his life. He inspired me in so many ways.
I will never forget his lessons, him screaming my name from his office, making the guys in the office take turns to heat up my car and scrap my windows because “that’s what a a gentleman should do”. I remember coloring his development drawings for his meetings. My favorite memory is when I switched the keys on his keyboard. He was so angry that the letter he pushed was not the correct one and called me over to come fix it. I remember having to tell him that had gotten pregnant (out of wedlock) and how scared I was because I knew he would be disappointed. But he made me aware that Christians sin, and we just need to ask for forgiveness, remember that a child is a blessing, and pick up ourselves an move on. I just wish he knew the impact he was in my life. So yeah, I am blessed to have known him for the 3 years that I did... and that was over 15 years ago.....still has his cell number saved in my phone. Wish I would have kept in touch. Ann, nit sure if you remember me, but you were always so kind to me, thank you for that. All my live to the entire family.

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