Gladys I. Schneider, 82
Oct. 1, 1932-Aug. 30, 2015
Gladys I. Schneider, 82, of St. Joseph, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 in Sterling Park Health Care Center, Waite Park.
Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerry Weiss will officiate. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.
Schneider was born Oct. 1, 1932 in St. Joseph to Michael and Hildegard (Kosel) Pfannenstein. She married Donald Schneider on Oct. 1, 1949 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Schneider lived in St. Joseph her whole life where she and Don raised their family. She loved baseball, especially the St. Joseph “Joes,” the “Saints” and the Minnesota Twins. She was the treasurer of the amateur baseball team and along with her husband Don, ran the concession stand for more than 40 years. Schneider was a passionate supporter and fan of St. Joseph baseball her entire life. She was a member of the American Legion Post 328 Auxiliary of St. Joseph, where she held officer positions and devoted her volunteer time for more than 65 years. She was also an election judge in St. Joseph.
Schneider loved family gatherings and parties of any type, playing cards, especially 500, and cribbage. She loved baking and cooking, especially her banana bread, dressing and potato salad. She loved traveling with her husband and friends to St. Anna for chicken dinners, the Legion in St. Joseph for various events, and bus rides to the casino.
Schneider supported her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in whatever events were happening in their lives. Her motto was, “You need to forget about whatever happened in the past and move forward. You are family and are greatly loved and your family will always be here for you.”
She will be greatly missed, but not forgotten. Her legacy is her family, and her passions for life, her country and baseball.
Survivors include the following: her husband Don of St. Joseph; children, Mick of St. Cloud, Pat (Cindi) of St. Joseph, Barbara Fritz (Scott) of Sioux Falls, S.D., Gerald “Bud” (Therese) of Grand Rapids, 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one on the way, brothers and sisters, Charles Pfannenstein (Joan) of St. Louis Park, Andrene Pfannenstein of Minneapolis, Ronald Pfannenstein (Marie) of Edina, Ruth Pallansch (Lloyd) of Clitherall and Jerry Pfannenstein (Mary Alice) of Melrose.
She was preceded in death by the following: her parents daughter-in-law, Zoe; brothers, Michael and James Pfannenstein; sisters, Lois Pflipsen; and Dorothy Knaus, granddaughter Jaclyn Schneider; and her granddaughter Wendy’s husband, Brian Klinefelter.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.