1954 – 2021
David Edward Schneider, 67, of Stanley died Thursday, December 2nd at home under the care of St. Croix Hospice. He was born July 10th, 1954, to the late Robert and Ruth (Hurth) Schneider. He grew up and attended St. Joseph's Cath – olic School in Boyd and then Stanley-Boyd High School graduating in 1972. David was united in marriage to Corrine Sonnentag on January 13th, 1972 at St. Sebastian's Catho –
lic Church in Bessemer, Mich – igan. After graduating from high school, he worked with his dad on the family dairy farm before purchasing it on August 1st, 1981.
Farming was his passion in life. He loved to till the soil, plant the seeds, and watch the seedlings emerge, putting his faith in God that He would give favorable weather and an abundant harvest in summer and into the late fall.
He had the gift of gab and liked to "pick people's brains", as he called it, to get their thoughts and ideas on certain subjects. He was always will – ing to help those in need or in distress and urge them to pay it forward. His favorite piece of advice for his children, when faced with a challenge, was that it "builds character". He always loved a challenge and worked hard (despite having Parkinson's disease) until he was no longer physically able.
David is survived by his wife of 49 years, Corrine; his children, Wendy (Dan) Du – val of Ellsworth, Scott of Eau Claire, Travis (Amanda) of Stanley, Sarah (Joe) Schultz of Eau Claire, Andrew of Stanley, Aaron (Katie) of Stanley, Julie (Derek) Stuttgen of Boyd and Emily of Stanley, 12 grand –
children, Derek, Brooke, Ka – cie, Vivian, Adrianna, Collin, Cordell, Elaina, Logan, Au – brey, Ethan and Hailey, 2 great grandchildren, Ariana and Lee – land and his siblings, Cheryl (Rick) Emerson of Florida, his twin, Dan (Jane) of Cadott, Bob (Laura) of Madison and Jim of Portland, OR. He is pre – ceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Tom, Will, Beverly Techmeier and Rich – ard in infancy, and brother-inlaw Bill Bilecki.
A funeral mass was held at 11AM on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at St. Joseph's Catho – lic Church-Boyd with Father William Felix officiating. Buri – al followed in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery-Edson. Visitation was from 9AM un – til time of departure Tuesday morning at Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley.