Andrew Clarence Schneider, 72, Birdseye

Andrew SchneiderAndrew Clarence Schneider, 72, of Birdseye, died Tuesday (March 28) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg July 1, 1944, to Orville and Bernadette K. (Merkley) Schneider. He married Kathy Cummins in 1995 in Birdseye.

Andrew worked as a tri-axle truck driver in construction. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville and enjoyed horseback riding, camping, and tractor pulls.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Schneider; one daughter, Angela Gogel and husband Thomas, Bretzville; two sons, Mark A. Schneider and wife Vicky, New Salisbury, and Jay Schneider and wife Jennifer, Schnellville; two brothers, Kenny Schneider and wife Monica, Schnellville, and Thomas Schneider and wife Mary, Schnellville; four sisters, Marilyn Hedinger and husband Morris, St. Anthony, Cathy Tolbert and husband George, Paoli; Connie Thewes and husband Randy, Celestine, and Doris Haas, Jasper; nine grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish rosary prayer vigil at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart Church. Online condolences may be shared at Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Christopher Droste.

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