George E. Schneider
November 7, 1921 ~ November 30, 2013
George E. Schneider, 92, a longtime resident of the Wenatchee Valley, died Thursday, November 30, 2013 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was born on November 7, 1921 to Michael S. and Anna P. (Stephens) Schneider at the family home in Leavenworth, where he was raised and educated. While growing up, George worked on the family orchard and ranch, taking care of the horses and cattle. He later went to work with his brother, Albert, for the CCC’s until he was drafted into the United States Army. Due to Roosevelt’s Farm Boy Program, George was sent home early. He continued working the family ranch and also went back and forth working for Great Northern Railroad and any other jobs he could find, including the US Forest Service, Cashmere Lumber Co. and eventually back to Burlington Northern Railroad full time, retiring in 1983. George was a good friend to Ira Main and Art Brown. They traveled extensively around the United States until Ira passed away. George also enjoyed his family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Lisa K. (Tim) Anderson of Thompson Falls, MT, Kenneth W. Schneider of Cashmere and Robert E. White, Jr. of Wenatchee; sister, Lillian Rose Schneider of Wenatchee; grandchildren, Tala and Jubalie; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Nicholas; Nephew, Chip (Bunny) Baird of Cashmere; and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews and extended family. George was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Calvin E. Schneider; brothers, Albert M. Snyder, Louis A. Schneider, Lester Schneider and James O. Schneider; and one sister, Ruth M. Baird.
A casual dress potluck (bring your favorite dish) Service of Commemoration to celebrate the life of George E. Schneider will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Leavenworth Fire Hall Community Center. Ward’s Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth is in charge of the arrangements.