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Jerome D. (Jerry) Schneider

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Jerome D. (Jerry) Schneider, 89, passed away on February 11, 2021.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, February 19, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church.   Burial will follow at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery.  The family encourages wearing a mask and maintaining social distance.  A Livestream of the Service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 18, at Bismarck Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm with a rosary and vigil service at 7 pm.

Jerry was born to Thomas W. and Elizabeth Schneider November 28, 1931 in Bismarck, the oldest of thirteen children.  He attended St. Mary’s grade school and high school.  While in high school he worked at the National T Food Store in Bismarck where he met the love of his life, Deleila Eckman.  In 1949, Jerry began working for Northwestern Bell Telephone.  Shortly after he and Deleila were married in 1952, Jerry was drafted into the U.S. Army.  After training at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, he was sent to Stuttgart, Germany.  He was discharged in 1954 and returned to Bismarck.  In 1959 Jerry began working at the U. S. Post Office as a letter carrier, walking many miles, and making miles of friends.  He retired from the Post Office in 1994 and began working part-time for Midwest Motor Express, organizing and selling inventory from their store until his final retirement in 2020.

Jerry was an avid bowler.  He was elected to the Bismarck, Men’s, and North Dakota State Bowling Halls of Fame.  In 1986 he was elected president of the North Dakota Men’s Bowling Association.  Jerry had a number of other hobbies, including gardening, fishing, and all things related to purple martins.

Jerry is survived by his 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, Ben and Matt Morrison, Kris Schneider, Danyel Moe, Sean Schneider, Mark Siegel, Kalcey Schneider, Kaylen Hausauer, Allison, Zachary and Jerrett Schneider, Crystal Flemmer, Carly and Chase Rosen; eleven great-grandchildren, Kye and Nya Morrison, Halli Hueffman, Tristan Rambough, Dean, William and Madeline Siegel, Tahleah and Taesha Schneider, Harvin and Hendrix Hausauer; and two great great grandchildren, Tyr Hueffman and Cashton Flemmer.  Jerry is also survived by his brothers, Leo and Andrew (Ingrid); sisters, Agnes (Robert) McIntyre, Veronica (Sauter) Schneider, Monica (Fred) Schubert and Annette (John) Freund; brothers-in-law, Alex Gross and Allen Sauter; sisters-in-law Inez Schneider, Susan Schneider, Beverly Schneider, and Gloria Schneider; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Deleila, on September 28, 2020;  parents Thomas and Elizabeth; brothers Thomas, Dennis, Stephen, and Anthony; sisters Mary Gross,  Josephine Tokach and husband, Raymond; sister-in-law Verene Schneider; infant grandson Carter Rosen; and step-granddaughter Kari Ann Bosch.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery Foundation.

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