April 25, 2023 at 8:34 p.m.
John Henry Schneider, 93, of Albany, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, April 19, 2023, at his home in Albany.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with the Rev. Edward Vebelun, O.S.B. officiating. Entombment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. April 26 at the Seven Dolors gathering area in Albany.
John Henry Schneider was born Sept. 30, 1929, in Holdingford to Henry and Vivian (Murphy) Schneider. John graduated from Holdingford High School and furthered his education at St. John’s University and St. Cloud State University. Prior to graduation, he enlisted in the Army, serving his country for three years, attaining the rank of sergeant. He returned to St. Cloud State University and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in business education. John and Rita (Krebs) Schneider were married June 18, 1960, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church. John taught at Albany Area High School for 32 years. John attended many Albany High School sporting events throughout the years. He also liked watching the Minnesota Lynx, Timberwolves, Vikings and Twins.
During his younger years, John and Rita made several trips to California and Arizona. Throughout the summer, many weekends were spent at their cabin. John also enjoyed bowling and golf, plus the many morning coffee gatherings with friends. He was an avid chess player, spending many hours on the computer and proud to win his matches.
John was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, REAM and a 65-year member of Albany American Legion Post 482.
John is survived by his loving wife, Rita of 62 years; sons John (Jeanne) Schneider of Albany, and Tom (Judy) Schneider of Albany; grandchildren Kristin Schneider (fiancé, Dirk Maloney) of Avon, Ashley Schneider of Scottsdale, Arizona, David Schneider of Oakdale; step-grandson Darrin (Maritza) Salzmann of Minneapolis; great-grandson Colt Solie of Avon; step-great-granddaughter Vera Salzmann of Minneapolis; and many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters Betty (Arthur) Viehauser, Corrine (Arnold) Soltis and Donna Schneider.
A heartfelt thank you to the Moments Hospice team for their loving and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services, of Melrose.