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From: "Henry Schmick" <>
Subject: [GV] Obit, Henry E. Schneider
Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 09:42:29 -0600

Schneider, Henry E., March 19, 1926- April 25, 2013

Scottsbluff Star Herald
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
1 May 2013

Henry E. Schneider, 87, of Gering, died unexpectedly Thursday April 25, 2013.
Cremation was held at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory in Scottsbluff.
Private family services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial to an autism program "P.S. Life Mines Buddies"
has been established with Valley Bank of Gering.
Tributes of sympathy may be left at Dugan-Kramer Funeral
Chapel and Cremation Services in Scottsbluff is assisting the family with
Henry was born March 19, 1926, in Mitchell, to Henry P. and Katherine (Brandt)
Schneider. He was 6 months old when he moved to the farm south of Gering where
he lived the remainder of his life. He attended the University of Nebraska and
remained an avid "Big Red" fan, never wanting to miss a game on T.V. At the
age of 21 Henry purchased his first farm and in 1950 he married Edna A. Kniss
from Bayard. To this union were born two children, Tehra (Jack Atwater) and
Fara (Pat Mawhinney).
Henry was the definition of "Living Life." He was a steward of the land, was
civic minded, being leader on boards for church, school, county and
agriculture and he Loved to travel. He sailed the seven seas and there wasn't
a culture that he wasn't willing to experience....from Russia to
Vietnam......from Australia to Mt. Everest and everywhere in between. Henry
learned to fly a plane at 18 and went parasailing at 80... learned to ride a
moped while overseas and weathered a hurricane off of Cape Horn, South America
– his only regret was not being able to go skydiving with his grandsons.
Henry was Scotts Bluff County Commissioner for 16 years and received many
awards for his achievements. Governor Kay Orr was just one of the presenters
of awards Henry received. He held officer positions on the Sugar Beet Board,
school board and church board. He said it was imperative to make decisions
with conviction because no decision would make everyone happy. Henry started
and owned many business endeavors. While friends retired from farming, Henry
began Country Auto Sales to keep him busy. He spent his last day in his office
doing what he loved!
Henry is survived by his wife; children; grandchildren, Jonathan and Jared
Atwater and Teran and Maggie Mawhinney; two surviving sisters and many amazing
He is preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.

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