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Harold Schneider

Rock Valley, IA: Harold Anthony Schneider, 89, of Rock Valley, Iowa died Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 27, at First Reformed Church in Rock Valley, Iowa. Private family burial will be held prior to the service at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:30-7:30 PM on Tuesday, September 26, at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Inspiration Hills.

Harold Anthony Schneider was born May 3, 1928 in Holland, Nebraska to John and Grace (Helmink) Schneider. He attended school until the eighth grade. Harold married Wilma Noordhoek on August 18, 1948 in Sheldon, Iowa. Together they farmed near Boyden, Iowa before moving to Hull, Iowa in 1958 where Harold established laundromats and worked as a house painter. The couple later moved to Rock Valley in 1968.

Harold was an active member of the First Reformed Church and served as an office bearer. Harold volunteered with various Christian ministries, including Hope Haven International Ministries where he helped repair wheelchairs. Harold left a legacy of many hand built dollhouses and barns for his great grandchildren.

Harold is survived by his wife, Wilma; 4 children, Dorita (DuWayne) Hanke of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, Maxine (Will Thomas) Van Middendorp of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mervin Schneider of Asotin, Washington, and Sharon (Jeff) Santema of Rock Valley; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Gerrit and Ben Schneider; sister, Everdene Docter; and daughter-in-law, Carol Schneider.


5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ,Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley
1704 15th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

Memorial Service

2:00 PM ,Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Rock Valley First Reformed Church
1501 16th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

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Dear Jeff and Sharon, My sincere sympathies to you both in the passing of you dear Father. Thanking God with you for a loving and faithful father. They are a generation that will be so greatly missed! We were blessed by them. May you experience Gods comforting arms around you!!

Laura Brunsting Miedema Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM