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Melvin J. Schneider

Published: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

OHIO – Melvin J. Schneider, 89, of Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at St. Margaret Hospital in Spring Valley. He had worked for Conco in Mendota for 26 years before retiring, and was a lifelong farmer in the Maytown area.

Melvin was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Pierre, S.D., the son of Peter and Mary (Haub) Schneider. He married Mildred Stike on Feb. 8, 1947, in LaSalle. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Maytown.

Survivors include his wife; children, Melvin (Nancy) Schneider of Van Orin, Kathleen Highbarger and Wayne (Barb) Schneider, both of Amboy, Larry Schneider of Ohio, and Lisa (Tim Dixon) Becker of LaSalle; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, both in infancy; and a brother, Marvin.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m., Monday at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Maytown, with the Rev. Joel Lopez officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Maytown.

A memorial has been established.

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