Leo J. Schneider, 76, St. Anthony

Leo J. Schneider, 76, of Saint Anthony, died Monday (July 9) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. He was born April 12, 1942, to Alois and Jeanette (Schulthies) Schneider. He married Donna J. Heidorn April 12, 1969, at St. Mary’s Church in Huntingburg.

Leo retired in 2010 from Hasenour Motor Company in St. Anthony where he worked as a mechanic for 38 years. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony Legion Post No. 493, Huntingburg VFW, Jasper 40/8, and the St. Anthony Community Center. He was active in local and district scouting and was a local scout leader for many years. He was the district leader for popcorn sales to promote scouting. His hobbies were gardening, fishing, and small engine repair, and he loved animals and the outdoors, and was an avid coin collector.

He is survived by his wife Donna J. Schneider; two daughters, Melanie Todd and husband Bill, Greenwood, and Sandy Gregson, Ferdinand; one son, Kyle Schneider and wife Paola, Milpitas, California; four grandchildren, Megan and Lauren Todd, Michael Gregson, and Bexley Schneider; and five isters, Mary Ann Bachman and husband Dave, Ireland, Fran Purdy and husband Jeff, Newburgh, Dorothy Kimmel and husband George, Cuzco, Theresa Lutrell, Petersburg, and Helen Hagman and husband Roger, Leopold.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. A family vigil service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church followed by burial in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites by St. Anthony Legion Post 493.

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