Robert Schneberger

Robert Schneberger


  Robert “Bob” Schneberger, age 94 of West Union, IA, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, IA.  

A funeral service for Robert will be held after restrictions from COVID-19 are lifted.

In Lieu of flowers: Memorials may be made to the family in memory of Bob.  Cards should be sent to his daughter Roxanne Schneberger at 912 Leroy Ct., River Falls, WI 54022.     

Robert Joseph Schneberger was born on April 18, 1926, the son of Hubert and Albina (Huinker) Schneberger on the family farm near Festina, Iowa.  Bob attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Festina.   He worked for area farmers prior to being inducted into the US Army to serve during the Korean War from 1951-52.  Bob met his future wife, Anna May at a baseball game while she visited relatives in Festina.  They were married on June 4, 1952, at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, MN; their wedding dance was held at the Inwood in Spillville, IA.  They lived in & around the Festina area, where they raised their family of eight children.  Bob started hauling can milk in 1959 to the Waucoma Creamery.  In 1961, he bought his own truck and route, later hauling for AMPI in Festina.  Over the years, he hauled cans, then drove bulk truck, and eventually drove AMPI semi-truck to Rochester, MN, retiring in December, 1988.  Throughout his life, Bob was very proud of his family and their activities. He loved playing and watching baseball, especially the White Soxs; enjoyed his large garden and growing Anna May’s “weeds” (better known as flowers); reading books, fishing, hunting, bowling, and playing cards with his friends and family.  

Bob was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, the Calmar Halverson – Giesen American Legion Post #266, the West Union VFW 3771, and Am. Vets IA 3399.

Bob Schneberger is survived by his wife: Anna May Gorman Schneberger, West Union, IA.  Eight children: Roxanne Schneberger, River Falls, WI; Galen (Diane) Schneberger, Minden, NV; Joseph (Angie Meardon) Schneberger, Fayette, IA; Brian (Dianne) Schneberger, West Union, IA; Larry (Terri) Schneberger, Decorah, IA; Jean (Kevin) Cavanaugh, Waterloo, IA; Alan (Carolyn) Schneberger, Ames, IA; and Coral Schneberger, Waterloo, IA.  Six grandchildren: Jenny (Kevin) Campbell, Adam (Annie) Schneberger, Sean Cavanaugh, Andrea Schneberger, and Kindra (Steve) Fritz.  Four great grandchildren: Carson and Brooks Campbell, Hunter McGee and Cayden Fritz.  Great great-grandchild: Liam McGee.  Three sisters: Marie Hanken, Fremont, NE; Margaret Zumach, LaCrosse, WI; and Lois Schneberger, Scottsdale, AZ.  Five brothers: Ken (Ethel Mae) Schneberger, New Hampton, IA; James Schneberger, Calmar, IA; Gerry Schneberger, Venice, FL; Paul (Lori) Schneberger, Mansfield, TX; and Duane Schneberger, Twin Falls, ID. One brother-in-law: Wayne (Darlene) Gorman, Austin, MN.  Three sisters-in-law: Mary Kay (Arnie) Olson, Minneapolis, MN; Yvonne Gorman, Austin, MN; Marcie Schneberger, Ft Atkinson, IA; along with many nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews.

   Bob was preceded in death by his parents: Hubert & Albina (Huinker) Schneberger.  Grandson: Troy Kruse.  One brother: Leroy Schneberger.  Three sisters: Alice Schneberger in infancy and Agnes (Schneberger) Butterfield and Germaine Schneberger. Three sisters-in-law: Alma Schneberger, Audrey Schneberger and Colette Schaefer. His father and mother in-law: Gerald and Rosalia (Elsbernd) Gorman.  Four brothers-in-law: Milo Zumach, Vern Hanken, Ardel Gorman and Robert Schaefer.





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