Thursday, January 12, 2012


AGE: 90

ADDRESS: N3870 State Highway 13, Medford, Town of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:55 A.M. Thursday, January 12 at his residence

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 14 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger, Father Fredrick Brost and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville

VISITATION AT: 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, January 14 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 30, 1921 on the family farm in the Town of Deer Creek, Taylor County

EDUCATION: Pleasant Valley School in the Town of Deer Creek, Taylor County, buily by Roland’s Grandfather

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 1, 1943 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester to Amelia M. Schmid and she preceded him in death on November 22, 2007.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: As a young man, Roland worked on the family dairy farm and also worked as an electrician with his father. Upon marriage, Roland and Amelia purchased the Schneider Homestead where they operated the dairy farm, which then became a mink ranch until retirement in 1967. Roland was also an inventor and has numerous patents. They then moved to the Town of Medford where they operated a Sugarbush. Roland was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and the Catholic Order of Foresters
Past Member: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Daughters: Barbara (Jerry) Schreiner, Karen (Philip) Sulko and Jean (Ben) Egle all of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: 1 Daughter: Mary Jean Schneider in infancy

9 GRANDCHILDREN: Kristen (Chris) Sigurdson of St. Cloud, MN, David (Heather) Greene of Fish Creek, WI, Steven (Katrina) Egle of Marshfield, Carrie (Christopher) Freas of Centerville, MN, Brian (Shannon) Egle of Knoxville, TN, Susan (Dustin) Stark, Pamela (William) Gulish, Laura (Todd) Lundy and Kevin (Staci) Egle all of Medford


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 1 Sister: Carol Kronfuss of Babbitt, MN

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Helen Retterath, Irene Riegert, Arthur Schneider, Winifred Schneider, Kenneth Schneider, Kathryn Laski, Ruth Retterath and Clyde Schneider

DECEASED FATHER: Adam N. Schneider

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary M. Schneider (Maiden Name: Brunner)

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Kristen Sigurdson, David Greene, Steven Egle, Carrie Freas, Brian Egle, Susan Stark, Pamela Gulish, Laura Lundy and Kevin Egle

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