Hawarden, Iowa - Jerald “Jerry” Schneider, 83, of Akron, Iowa formerly of Hawarden, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Akron Care Center in Akron, Iowa.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS in Hawarden, Iowa with the Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
Jerry was born on September 21, 1934, in Hudson, South Dakota, the son of John and Nora (nee
Miller) Schneider. He attended Huggins and Virginia country schools in South Dakota, and #4
Washington Township country school in Iowa through eighth grade. Jerry worked with his father on the farm, milking cows, doing chores and helping with the planting and harvesting. He loved the farm life and working alongside his dad.
After his father passed away in 1963, he and his mother moved to Hawarden, and Jerry worked for the City of Hawarden sanitation department, Coilcraft, Inc., and Jack's Laundromat. He also did handyman jobs such as mowing and shoveling snow for many people in Hawarden. Jerry always had a big wave and a friendly smile for everyone he met.
In 2007, he received the Citizen of the Year award from the Hawarden City Council for faithfully putting up the flags downtown on holidays for over 40 years.
Jerry was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden. His faith in Jesus and his church were very important to him. He loved the pastor's visits after he moved to the care center, and also the visits from Trinity's Lamplighters.
Left to mourn his passing are his two brothers, Don Schneider of Akron and Wendell (Virlene) Schneider of Akron; two sisters, Jeanette Kircher of Hawarden and Lois (Don) Van Egdom of Sioux Center, lowa; a brother-in-law, Earl Oetken of Akron; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Nora Schneider of Hawarden; three sisters,
Carolyn Marie Schneider, Darlene Oetken, and a stillborn sister; a sister-in-law, Mineva Schneider; a brother-in-law, Arlo Kircher; a niece, Joi Ebel; grand-niece, Lisa Oetken; and a nephew by marriage, Greg Mueller.
FactsBorn: September 21, 1934
Thursday February 1, 2018 , 7:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
Friday February 2, 2018 , 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church