James Edward Schneider
James Edward Schneider, 75, of Alcova, Wyo., passed away in Casper, Wyo., on April 3, 2020. He was born on Sept. 21, 1944, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Edward and Mary (Montgomery) Schneider. He graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1963. Shortly after he married Marilyn Smith, they had three children: Loree Schneider, Shane Schneider and Nicole Gibbs. Jim joined the IBEW local 405 in 1965. He retired after 45 years. He
met and married Lyn Michalicek on Sept. 1, 1989, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They lived in Cedar Rapids until their retirement, and then they moved to their dream home in the Pedro Mountains near Alcova, Wyo. Jim was an amazing dad. He always had time for his children. He was a very special uncle. And to his oldest, Loree, he was her hero.
He is survived by his children, Loree and Shane Schneider of Cedar Rapids and Nicole Gibbs (Dave) of Charleston, S.C.; stepdaughter, Andrea Michalicek of Cedar Rapids; sisters, Elizabeth Meister of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Barbara Church of Marysville Wash.; and stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lyn Schneider; and step-grandson, Hunter Gallagher.
Jim's wishes were to be cremated by Newcomer Cremation and Funerals in Casper, Wyo.