Andrew Schneider


Andrew J. “Andy” Schneider, 88, of Fredonia, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born on July 1, 1931, to the late Andrew and Margaret (nee Pierre) Schneider in Milwaukee.

He graduated from Boy’s Tech High School in Milwaukee in 1950.

Andy honorably served in the

U.S. Navy aboard the DE USS Huse during the Korean War from 1951 until 1955.

On Sept. 17, 1955, he was united in marriage to Frances Balistrieri at St. Rita Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

Andy worked as a machinist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for 29 years, retiring in 1988.

He enjoyed his retirement wintering in Leesburg, Fla., for 25 years with friends. Andy enjoyed camping trips up north in the summer with family. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and taking care of his property.

He was always keeping himself busy tinkering; he could fix anything and enjoyed giving the items he repaired to people in need. His favorite saying was, “This is an old Navy trick." Andy was known as a recycler long before its time, and he always came home with more than what he brought to the dump.

He was a lover of dogs, especially his little pug Roscoe. The most important thing to Andy was his family, and he enjoyed watching the grandchildren’s sporting events.

He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.  

Those Andy leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 64 years, Frances “Chee Chee” Schneider; four children, Teri (Donald) Treichel, Andrew Schneider, Anthony (Mary) Schneider and Thomas (Kathy) Schneider; 10 grandchildren, Sara Hawe, Carley (Lee) Hallenberg, Sam (Liza) Treichel, Hannah (Nathaniel Rotes) Schneider, Maria (Mike) Thomas, Josephine Schneider, Anthony (Casey) Schneider, Veronica “Roni” Schneider, Joseph Schneider and Samantha (Brandon Mueller) Schneider; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara (Paul) O’Malley and Vicki (David) Sacco; a brother, Wally (Mary) Schneider; a sister-in-law, Sue Schneider; a brother-in-law, Thomas (Jeri) Balistrieri; many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Tom Schneider and his two brothers-in-law, Salvatore and Felix Balistrieri.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at noon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 521 Congress St., Newburg.

The family greeted relatives and friends at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Balance, an organization that helps support people with special needs, (1350 14th Ave. Suite #4, Grafton WI 53024) in Andy’s name is appreciated by the family.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Froedtert Hospital in Jackson and the Horizon Hospice Home Care for all their help and care.

Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Andy’s arrangements.

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