Monday, March 26th, 2007
John W. Schneider, 74, 307 East Spring St., New Knoxville, died at 12:15 p.m. March 24, 2007, at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima.
He was born Dec. 16, 1932, in New Knoxville, to Emil and Edna Duhme Schneider. On Oct. 15, 1955, he married Phyllis Schrolucke, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Mark, Wapakoneta, Michael and Matthew (Brenda), all of New Knoxville; a daughter, Julia (James) Hitch, Hilliard; and six grandchildren.
He retired as a comptroller at Hoge Lumber Company, New Knoxville, and was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a 1950 graduate of New Knoxville High School and a 1952 graduate of Northwestern Business College. He was a member of First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, where he served as elder, deacon, Sunday school superintendent, secretary and president of the congregation. He also was a member of American Legion Post 444, Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 691 and New Knoxville Kiwanis. He was president of Pilger Ruhe Cemetery Board, Auglaize County Library Board, New Knoxville Civic Association, and Auglaize Industries board.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial is at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Heritage Room of the church.
Contributions can be made to Auglaize County Group Home.
Condolences can be sent to millerfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were handled by Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville.