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Goglin Funeral Home, Tripp
Monday March 29th, 2010
3:00pm - 8:00pm

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Tuesday March 30th, 2010

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Duwayne "Ducky" Schneider

Rev. Gregory Way
Organist ~ Ruby Dewald
Congregational Hymns
“Old Rugged Cross”
“Onward Christian Soldiers”
“How Great Thou Art”
"To carry the future for today"
Shar Peterson
Dylan Decker 
Brooke Peterson
Duane Decker
Ron Shelburg
Kevin Umlauf
Mark Peterson
Dennis Fischer, Jr.
Jeff Sedlacek
Duwayne “Ducky” Schneider was born on Sunday, August 16, 1931 in Bon Homme County near Tyndall, South Dakota. The youngest of five children born to Emil and Mary (Wiederrich) Schneider, Duwayne was nicknamed “Ducky” by his mother. He attended Dewald Country School through the 8th grade and graduated from Tripp High School in 1949.  Ducky served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from July of 1952 until his honorable discharge in April of 1954 as a Corporal. He returned to the Tripp area and his true vocation – farming. He farmed two miles northeast of Hwys. 37 and 46. Ducky was married to Margaret “Magg’e” Stapleton on September 12, 1964. He was an avid hunter and loved to spend time outdoors. Some of his most enjoyable times were spent fishing with a Hamm’s beer in hand and later, cleaning and giving away most of his catch. He enjoyed having his pets near him, reading and watching television. He enjoyed college basketball, especially Duke. Known for being generous and kindhearted, he baked pies for many of his family and friends and never passed a hitchhiker without offering a ride. He was a member of Frieden’s Reformed Church and a lifelong member of the Tripp American Legion and the Scotland V.F.W. Ducky became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society of Tripp on February 2, 2009, and it is there that he passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2010, having attained the age of 78 years, 7 months and 11 days.
Grateful for having shared Ducky’s life are his three daughters: Denise (Duane) Decker of Harrisburg, Darla (Ron) Shelburg of Montrose and Angela (Kevin) Umlauf of Idaho Springs, Colorado; two grandchildren: Dylan James Decker and Shar (Shelburg) Peterson; one great-granddaughter: Brooke Ann Peterson; and two sisters: Alice Haeffner and Lucille (Clarence) Eisenbraun, both of Tripp.
In addition to his parents, Ducky was preceded in death by his wife, Magg’e, in April of 2003, and two brothers: Donald Schneider and Eldon Schneider. 

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Denise, Darla & Angie: I am sorry to hear about Ducky. It is sad that it takes a death to bring people together. Many thoughts go out to you and your families. Remember to smile when the sun shines. Dale Penning

Dale Penning Mar 31 2010 6:35 AM

Denise, Darla, Angela, and Families: Barb and I extend our most heartfelt prayers at your loss. Ducky was more of an Uncle to me than a Cousin due to our ages and we shared many treasured days together through my high-school years. I have such wonderful memories of Harvest time with my Dad, Uncle Emil and Ducky as our families worked together a great deal. If there was a rain day Ducky was usually off to go fishing though. Ducky told many stories of his time in Korea and never had a desire to leave the U.S.A. again which seemed to match my Dad's feelings after WWII. I know Ducky loved all of you dearly by the conversations we had during my visits back to South Dakota. Please know Barb and I wanted to be there today and will have you in our thoughts.

Ron and Barb Schneider Mar 30 2010 12:45 PM

Denise, Darla & Angie, Theres not enough words for the loss of your father. I am so very sorry. May you all find the strength, love and peace to carry you through at this itme & always. God Bless, With much Love "Marc"ia & the Skipper family

Marcia Vellek-Skipper Mar 30 2010 8:51 AM

My sympathy to all of you. I have lots of fun memories of Ducky.......hunting trips, fishing trips, Days of '76, card games etc. Sorry I can't be there but my thoughts are with you all. Darla Huether

Darla Huether Mar 29 2010 12:38 PM

Time does heal. Good memories last forever. My thoughts are with your family.

Dan Hanson Mar 29 2010 2:52 AM

Denise, Darla, & Angela & families. So sorry to learn of your father's death. Seemed too SOON. I am so glad he is not suffering anymore. I know he knew your love and NEVER forget that. Esther & I were talking about the dedicated parent he was to you girls, even canning foods! And he passed on his love of Country, values, farm, & animals to you. I don't know that I can make it but please know I am grieving with you. Love & Blessings Julie

Julie Schneider Mar 28 2010 7:14 PM

Barry and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Barry & Kathy Williams Mar 28 2010 4:26 PM