Ervin Henry Schneider, 93, of Iuka, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Nature Trail Health Care Center, Mt. Vernon.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, Kinmundy, where the family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Masonic rites will be held at 1:45 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Farina Cemetery, rural Farina. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion at the cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Church of Christ of Farina and will be received at the funeral home. Memorial tributes and condolences may be made to the family at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net.
Ervin was born April 2, 1921, in Marion County, the son of Herman and Lillie Mae (Barbee) Schneider. He married Anna M. Schneider, currently of Kinmundy, and to this union four sons and two daughters were born. Later, he married Doris A. Schneider, currently of Salem, and to this union one daughter was born.
He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army and a member of the United Church of Christ of Farina. He was also a member of Newton Masonic Lodge 216 and 32nd degree of the Masons of which he was very proud. He spent his time as a track foreman and was retired from the Illinois Central Railroad.
Ervin is survived by sons, Ervin Leroy (Barbara L.) Schneider of Mason, Paul Schneider and Densel W. Schneider of Kinmundy; daughters, Judy Diss of Kinmundy, Darla Mini of Naples, Florida, and Carla S. Lyons (special friend Michael Peddycoart) of Iuka; sister, Dorothy Thomas of Centralia; step-children, Vicki (Bob) Leonard of Salem and Richard Brown (significant other Angie Beard) of Salem; 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and his trust companion “Sassy”.
He was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Lille Mae; son, Larry Schneider; brothers, Clarence and Merle Schneider; four brothers-in-law; sisters, Naomi Crain, Hilda Crain, Edna Mae Schneider, Arleen Williamson and Betty Smith.
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