Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Betty Lou Schneider, 87, passed away Monday May 30, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.
Betty was born June 8, 1928 in Spirit, Wisconsin to George and Sadie (Salvesen) Meier. She attended Liberty Grade School in Spirit. She married Walter J. Schneider on February 8, 1947 in Rib Lake, Wisconsin. Walter preceded her in death on July 3, 1996.
Betty is survived by her children Sharyn (Robert) Thompson of Medford, Michael Schneider of Bruce, LuAnn (David) Heidmann of Wausau, Daniel (Sheila) Schneider of Rib Lake, Matthew Schneider of Rib Lake. Grandchildren Tara (Brad) Carstensen, Tim (Laura) Thompson, Jason (Angela) Schneider, Michael (Nicole) Schneider, JR., Cassandra Schneider, Liberty Heidmann, Ryan Heidmann, Derrick Schneider, Dustin Schneider, Dilan Schneider, Sister Gardia Arredondo of Milwaukee.
Betty is also preceded in death by her Parents, and siblings Dorothy Vlach, Ardis Koepsel, Norma Miller, Bunetta Drew, Lora Thums, Glen, George, Owen and Jack Meier.
Following her education, Betty moved to Milwaukee where she watched over four children as a mother’s helper. She then moved back to Spirit where she met Walter shortly after his return from World War II. Betty and Walter owned a dairy farm in Rib Lake, and worked on the farm until 2006. Betty enjoyed to travel with friends. She traveled to Switzerland with friends and family, and also throughout the United States. She enjoyed the outdoors farming and gardening. She cherished her time with family, especially her grandchildren.
Betty was of the Catholic faith, and was a member at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake.
Funeral Services for Betty will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday June 3, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake Chapel. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of service, at the funeral home. Pastor Michael Meier will officiate. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Betty Lou Schneider may be given to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com