|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1909|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 2007, USA|
OBITUARY provided by
Mr Badger Hawkeye on March 14, 2007:
Frances Mildred Schneider, 97, of Heritage Manor, formerly of 2566 Pearl St., entered into eternal life Monday, March 12, 2007, at Heritage Manor.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Siegert-Casper Colonial Funeral Home, 390 N. Grandview Ave., where there will be a parish scripture wake service at 3 p.m.
She was born on Sept. 18, 1909, in Ingram, Wis., daughter of Carl and Anna (Schmitt) Wickman.
She married Arnold Vincent Schneider on Oct. 17, 1930, in Freeport, Ill. Born of this union were, Mildred A., Jeannette, Charles, Edwin, Elaine, Mary, Kathleen, Susan E., Michael and Steven.
She lived in her own home for more than 50 years and faithfully attended St. Anthony's Catholic Church. In 2004, she moved to Sunset Park Place, where she resided until an unfortunate fall resulted in a broken hip in May of 2006, after which she resided at Heritage Manor, Asbury.
Frances was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her love for children was always evident. Besides raising her own children, as a foster parent she helped raise 27 foster children.
She was a talented seamstress, loved to crochet, embroider and work with sequins and beads. Many of her beautiful pieces were made for her children, grandchildren and friends.
She grew many of the family vegetables in her backyard, canning them for use in the winter months. Many friends and family share the memory of sitting around the kitchen table at the house on Pearl Street, with a vase of beautiful flowers from mom's garden in the center, and a table full of African violets by the kitchen window.
She was an avid card player, always ready for a game of "Uno" and loved other games as well.
Frances was extremely proud of her ability to have kept the family together when her husband, Arnie, passed away suddenly when their youngest child was only six weeks old, and her ability "to make it on her own" in the years since.
Frances never got a driver's license, however that did not stop her or slow her down. She walked or took the bus as her means of transportation for as long as was possible.
Her favorite saying was "take what you get and be happy with it" and in later years "my time is my own."
Frances left a positive touch on the lives of many. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.
Surviving are her sons, Charles (Dolores), of Tigard, Ore., Edwin, of Guttenberg, Iowa, and Michael (Sally), of Dubuque; her daughters, Elaine (Leonard) Sindt, of Delhi, Mary Schneider, of LaPorte City, and Kay (Gene) Bakey, of Delhi; her daughter-in-law, Mary L. Naumann Schneider, of Hazel Green, Wis. Also surviving are 32 grandchildren; 38 great- grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold "Arnie" in 1951; her parents; a sister, Angeline Stark; two brothers, Arthur and Albin; three daughters, Mildred A. and Susan E. (died as infants) and Jeannette "Jan" Langevin, in 2002; and a son, Steven, in 2000.
Carl George Wichman (1872 - 1965)
Anna Margaret Schmitt Wichman (1893 - 1962)
Arnold Vincent Schneider (1910 - 1951)*
Jean Marie Schneider (1931 - 1931)*
Susan Ellen Schneider (1947 - 1947)*
Frances Mildred Wickman Schneider (1909 - 2007)
Arthur Martin Wickman (1910 - 1963)*
Evangeline Wickman Stark (1912 - 1991)*
Albin Joseph Wickman (1917 - 1979)*
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Maintained by: Ellen Sorenson
Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Mar 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18390902