Peter Schneider

NEW ULM – Peter Schneider, 89, of New Ulm, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer at 7 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary at 6 p.m., both at the funeral home on Tuesday.

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Peter is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Renee and David Buegler of Hanska, Linda and Richard Mertz of Sleepy Eye, Cindy and Greg Walden of New Ulm, Terri and Scott Krueger of New Ulm, Julie and Brent Olson of New Ulm; sons and daughters-in-law, John Schneider of New Ulm, Paul and Barb Schneider of Lakeville, Dan and Lisa Schneider of New Ulm; twenty-one grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Lucy Waldrup of San Antonio, Texas, Marie Wiltscheck of Gibbon, Madlyn and Herb Halvorson of Hanska; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Audrey Schneider of New Ulm, and Francis “Skip” and Carol Schneider of New Ulm.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis; daughter, Wendy; parents; brother, Jerome; sisters, Delores Groebner, Rita Braulick, Betty Hillesheim, and Martha James.

Peter Hilarius Schneider, Jr. was born March 30, 1924 in New Ulm to Peter and Julia (Sturm) Schneider. He attended country school in rural New Ulm. On May 29, 1946 Peter was united in marriage to Mavis Schultz at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm. Peter was a hard worker and farmed all his life. He also worked many other jobs, including selling seed corn, working at the county landfill, and owning and operating his own gravel hauling business. He was passionate about baseball as a coach, player, and fan. He enjoyed playing cards, bowling, fishing and doing jigsaw puzzles. Peter loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm and the Knights of Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Sigel Baseball Association.

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