Deleila Schneider


Deleila Eckman Schneider, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away on September 28, 2020 at the age of 88.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Bismarck with Reverend Wayne Sattler as celebrant.   Burial will follow at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery at 12:00 PM.  The family encourages wearing a mask and maintaining social distance at the funeral.  A Livestream of the Service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.


Deleila was born on February 20, 1932 to John and Katherine Eckman in Denhoff, North Dakota.  After graduating high school, she moved to Bismarck and met her future husband, Jerome “Jerry”, when they worked together at the National T Grocery Store.  They were married on April 15, 1952 at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. After Jerry finished his service with the U.S. Army, they made Bismarck their home where they raised seven children. After her children were in school, Deleila worked for the North Dakota Grocer’s Association and the North Dakota State Tax Department, but caring for her family was always the most important.  She was an outstanding cook and was always eager to share her specialties, kuchen, potato salad, caramel rolls, and chocolate chip cookies, with anyone who came to visit.


She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Jerry; her children, Connie (John) Morrison, Ken (Ginger) Schneider, Tom (Donna) Schneider, Barry (Marilyn) Schneider, Don (Paulie) Schneider, Scott (Jana) Schneider, and Mary Beth (Brad) Rosen; fourteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.


She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Wilbert “Bud” Eckman and Richard Eckman; sisters, Iva Brodehl, Lillian McAdams, and Jean Eckman; infant grandson, Carter Rosen; and step granddaughter, Kari Ann Bosch.


The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Miller Pointe in Mandan for the loving and compassionate care they provided to Deleila for the past two years.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.


To view the Mass of Christian Burial, please click here.


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