ROBERT &Quot;DOC&Quot; F. SCHNEIDER Postville Robert "Doc" Frederick Schneider was born Feb. 25, 1919, to Fred J. and Elizabeth Gehring Schneider near Elgin, Iowa. He passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Doc was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. He graduated from Elgin High School. He then attended Elkader Junior College and Iowa State College School of Veterinary Medicine (now Iowa State University), graduating in the fall of 1943. While in college, he completed the Army Specialized Training Program. Doc moved to Postville. where he practiced veterinary medicine until retiring in 1986. On Jan. 17, 1945, he married Bernice Oldag at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Doc served on the Postville Community School board, St. Paul Lutheran Church Council, Allamakee County Assessors Board of Review, Postville Community Hospital board, Postville Telephone Company board and Postville State Bank board. He was a member of the American Legion and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; their children, Allen (Elaine) Schneider of Duncanville, Texas, Robert (Carissa) Schneider of Urbandale, Beth (Randy) Snitker of Postville and Ruth (Laird) Johnson of Dallas; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey (Cindy) Schneider, Jonathan (Becky) Schneider, Robert John Schneider, Tessa (Justin) Hartupee, Chris (Rachel) Schneider, Bradley (Heather) Snitker, Matthew (Natalie Brovsky) Snitker, Natalie Johnson and Eleanor Johnson; and eight great- grandchildren, Madeline and Caitlyn Schneider, Virginia and Zachary Schneider, Wren and Samuel Hartupee, Camden Snitker and Iris Neve. Doc was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, four sisters, Eleanor Butikofer, Marie Schneider, Ruth Metzger and Betty Curtis; and four brothers, Arthur, Allen, LaVerne and Jacob Schneider. A memorial service celebrating Doc's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville. Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and one hour before the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Postville Good Samaritan Center or St. Paul Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left at www.iowacremation.com under "obituaries."
Posted on Thursday, 13 October 2016