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Louise Schneider

March 9, 1917 — December 3, 2013

Louise Schneider, 96, of Melcher-Dallas passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 at West Ridge Nursing & Rehab in Knoxville. Louise was born in the West Des Moines Valley Junction area to Batista & Theresa (Fini) Logli on March 9, 1917. She received her education from Melcher High School graduating in 1934. On October 28, 1944 Louise was united in marriage to Walter Lawrence Schneider at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Melcher, Iowa. She was a member of St. Joseph's of Bauer and Sacred Heart Church for over 65 years. Louise also participated in the Pocahontas club and the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women at Sacred Heart Church. Louise enjoyed gardening, fishing, quilting, cooking, helping out with her church activities and time spent with her family and friends. Louise enjoyed being a mother and a wife. In her early years she worked as a governess for the Ginsberg and Gordon families in Des Moines. She also worked at the Ordinance Ammunition Plant in Ankeny during World War II as an inspector. She worked for a brief time at Montgomery Ward in Denver, Colorado. Later in life she traded it all in to work on the farm with her family. She was a wonder cook and baker with specialties consisting of cinnamon and orange rolls and many Italian dishes. She cooked numerous pans of chicken and baked countless pies in support of the Bauer Picnics. Louise spoke fluent Italian and carried on conversations with her sister Erma over the old telephone party lines. She was a hard worker and carried that with her throughout her life. Much to the chagrin of her sons, she would mow her lawn and shovel snow at her home in her 80's to stay limber and remain active. Survivors include, four children: Theodore (Rita) Schneider of Wever, IA, Daniel (Leanne) Schneider of Marshalltown, Michael Schneider of Winterset, Christopher (Molly) Schneider of Indianola, a daughter-in-law, Beth Schneider of Knoxville, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and brother, Renaldo (Marge) Logli of Madrid, IA . She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Schneider, son, Nicholas Schneider and a granddaughter, Sarah Conkel, and three siblings: Dena Gehringer, Bartolomeo Logli and Erma Ohnemus. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 6, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Melcher-Dallas with Fr. Steve Ebel officiating. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be in Bauer Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Sacred Heart Church. Condolences may be shared at
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