Clara F. Schnieders, 95, Ferdinand

Clara SchneidersClara F. Schnieders, 95, of Ferdinand, died Saturday (March 14) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in Ferdinand January 1, 1920, to Edward and Mary (Heilers) Altmeyer. She married Ralph Schnieders May 2, 1946, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. He died January 6, 1953.

Clara was a factory worker at Aristocraft and Ferdinand Furniture. She also cleaned offices at OFS Brands. She was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish and enjoyed praying the rosary during long walks.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary Rasche and husband Jim, Jasper, Jane Potter and Lori Schnieders, both of Ferdinand, and Ruth Selzer and husband Allen, Chrisney; one son, Ralph “Buck” Schnieders, Ferdinand; one sister, Evelyn Brockman, Ferdinand; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband Clara was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Kay in infancy, two sisters, Agnes Schnieders and Margaret Spayd, and one granddaughter, Emily Selzer.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand Community Endowment, or to a favorite charity. Condolences may be shared at

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