Reverend DuWayne R. Schneider, 84 of Phillips, WI, passed away January 21, 2023, at Park Manor in Park Falls WI.
He was born in Sheboygan, WI on July 29, 1938. He was raised on a farm until beginning his ministry education at age 14 at Concordia College in Milwaukee. After graduation he attended Concordia Seminary in Springfield, IL. He was ordained on August 1, 1965, at St John Lutheran Church, Edgar, WI. He served as Pastor at churches in Brimfield, IL; Flin Flon Man, Canada; Boyceville, WI; Fergus Falls, MN; Colby, WI; Land O'Lakes, WI; Cable, WI; Turtle Lake and Clayton, WI. He also served at numerous churches as a vacancy and fill-in Pastor.
He was an avid local sports fan and attended many baseball, basketball and football games for teams from Phillips, as well as wrestling and track/cross country meets, often traveling on his own to away games. He supported local teens by hiring them to help him with chores.
He is survived by nieces and nephews Stephen (Cathy) Schneider, Stratford, WI; David (Shelly) Schneider, Marshfield, WI; Peter Schneider, Conifer, CO; Patricia (Peter) VanDerLeest, Stratford, WI; Ruth Nicholls, Alexandria, MN; Cheryl (Tim) Wolifinbarger, St Maries, ID; Donna Legore, Spokane Valley, WA; Kenny (Corrinne) Kunkel, Victor, MT. He is further survived by special friends Frank and Rosie Kopling, John Weis and Julie DeLasky.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Ida, brother Lester Jr and sister Carol White.
We wish to thank the staff at Lakeside Villa, Phillips, and Park Manor, Park Falls for their care of him in the past year. Special thanks also to Kathy Pipkorn for providing "taxi" services for all of his Dr. appointments and to David Jones for his assistance in cleaning up properties.
A Funeral Service is planned for Saturday, February 4th - visitation from 9:30 to time of service at 11:00 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 103 Trinity Drive, Phillips, WI 54555. Pastor Ralph Shorey will be officiating.
A committal service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church - LCMS in Edgar, WI at a future date.
In lieu of flowers donations to St. John's LCMS, Edgar or Trinity Lutheran Church, Phillips would be appreciated. Heindl-Nimsgern Funeral Home is assisting the family.