Schneider, Eugene C.
Went to his Heavenly Home on Monday, May 30, 2022 age 94. He was born on May 18, 1928 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Reuben and Louise Schneider. He was baptized into the Christian faith at home, by Reverend Demottes of Hope Reformed Church.
He married Carol J. Nelsen on March 31, 1951 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Racine, WI. After serving two years in the Army, from 1951-1953, Gene and Carol returned to Racine to teach at Racine Lutheran High School. Gene served as coach, teacher, and Athletic Director for 15 years. During their time in Racine, they were blessed with four children; Jeffrey, Timothy, Steven, and Mary.
In 1968, Gene took a job in Greendale, WI to work at the newly opened Martin Luther High School. He served there for 24 years as a teacher, coach, Athletic Director and Dean of Students. Of his many roles, he loved coaching football, where he was very successful, having many winning seasons during his tenure. He retired in June 1992.
The family joined Hales Corners Lutheran Church in 1968 and Gene and Carol served in various capacities and were active members to the end.
After living in Greendale for 38 years, Gene and Carol sold their home and moved to Steepleview in 2006, where they lived together until their passing. They were blessed with 71 years of marriage.
Gene was the beloved husband of the late Carol (nee Nelsen). Loving father of Jeffrey (Mary) Schneider of Pensacola, FL, Timothy Schneider of New Berlin, WI, Steve (Gail) Schneider of Cordova, TN, and Mary (David) Naber of Muskego, WI. He was grandfather to Jared, Brent, Colin, Kari, Laura, Ryan, Eric, Allison, Haley and Kyle. He is further survived by 11 great-grandchildren.
Gene loved watching his beloved Cubs, he loved his Lord and Savior and took any opportunity he could to make sure you knew you were loved by both him and the Lord. His Christian leadership had an enormous impact on hundreds of students over the years. He remained a constant proponent of Martin Luther High School, doing all he could to further the Kingdom through his support of the high school.
The family would like to thank Froedtert Hospital for their excellent care, all our friends and family for their support, and the dear friends at Steepleview for the love and support and Christian community during the years Gene and Carol lived there.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at HALES CORNERS LUTHERAN CHURCH (12300 W. Janesville Rd) from 2 until 3:45pm with a service to follow at 4pm. Interment West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
If so desired, memorials to Hales Corners Lutheran School or Martin Luther High School are appreciated.
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