NEW ULM - Joseph F. "Stub" Schneider, 91, of New Ulm, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm with full military honors conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. The St. Joseph/St. Elizabeth Catholic United Council will pray the rosary at 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday. To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for his family go to www.mvfh.org.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Audrey Schneider of New Ulm; daughter and son-in-law, Norma Jean and Richard Clyne of New Ulm; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary J. Schneider and special friend, LeNae, of Courtland, David and Karla Schneider of Hackensack, Michael and Mary Schneider of New Ulm, Timothy and Jean Schneider of Lafayette, Jaime and Grace Schneider of New Ulm; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie Wiltscheck of Gibbon, Madlyn and Herb Halvorson of Hanska, Lucy Waldrep of Texas, Ervin Braulick of Sleepy Eye, Jack Miska of Nicollet; brother and sisters-in-law, Francis "Skip" and Carol Schneider of New Ulm, and Gerry Leonard of Nicollet.
He was preceded in death by his baby boy, Daniel Joseph Schneider; sisters, Dolores Groebner, Martha James, Rita Braulick, Betty Hillesheim; brothers, Jerome Schneider, and Peter Schneider, Jr; and daughter-in-law, Teresa Walters Schneider.
Joseph F. Schneider was born May 26, 1922, on the farm in Sigel Township to Peter Sr. and Julia (Sturm) Schneider. He attended country school for seven years and Holy Trinity for one year. After school, he worked for local farmers. Then World War II started and he had to sign up for the draft. In 1942, Joseph enlisted in the U.S. Navy and had one month of training on the Great Lakes. He was then sent on a minesweeper on the Pacific Ocean and then to the islands of New Guinea. On Aug. 24, 1944 Joseph was united in marriage to Audrey M. Leonard at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm during a 30-day leave. He was then sent back to San Diego, Calif., before being honorably discharged in October of 1945. After returning home to New Ulm, Joseph worked various jobs, including owning his own bar called "Stub's Place" in Searles, before working in Essig at Blue Flame Gas Company for 20 years. He then farmed for five years and worked at Farmers Co-op of Hanska until retiring in 1985. Joseph was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the American Legion Post 132, the St. Joseph/St. Elizabeth Catholic United Council, and the DAV.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.