Jerome Joseph Schneberger, 96, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Ellisville, Mo. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church by the Rev. Ivan Nienhaus. Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 788. Friends may visit with the family Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Teahen Funeral Home and Friday after 9:30 a.m. at the church.
Jerome is survived by a son, Dean (Cathy) of Chesterfield, Mo.; a daughter, Jane (Kent) Raney of Carlsbad, N.M.; seven grandchildren, Martha, Mathew (Cary), Micah and David Schneberger and Jedd (Daria), Caitlin (Brandon Estes) and Jacob Raney; and eight great-grandchildren.
Jerome was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; infant son, Larry; a sister, Darlene Luzum; and three brothers, Cyril, who was killed in World War II, William Jr. and Donald.
Jerome was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Fort Atkinson, the son of William and Veronica Huber Schneberger. He married Frances Schissel on May 3, 1945, in Cedar Rapids. She died on Jan. 30, 2004. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and survived the Pearl Harbor attacks of Dec. 7, 1941, aboard the USS Raleigh. He was discharged in 1947 as a chief shipfitter. In 1987, he retired as a layout man from Universal Engineering, where he worked for 40 years. He was a lifetime member of the National Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, the USS Raleigh CL7 Association, VFW Post 788 and the Machinist Union Local 831.
Jerome enjoyed spending time with his family, working in his garden, being outdoors and hunting and fishing.
Instead of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
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