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Erna Anatha Schneider

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Erna Anatha Schneider was born on Thursday, December 20, 1923 to Paul and Rosa (Dewald) Hieb in Hutchinson County, South Dakota. On January 30, 1947, Erna was united in marriage to Donald L. Schneider at Frieden’s Reformed Church in Tripp and together they made their home on the farm north of Tyndall. Following Donald’s passing in 1959, Erna continued to care for the farm. With the help of her daughters, they raised cattle, chickens, and nurtured a large garden. As a farmwife and mother, Erna always provided for her family. Later in life, she moved into Tyndall. She loved to sew and made many hand-sewn quilts throughout the years. For a time she also worked as a seamstress for the dress shop in town as well as for many people in the community. Erna cherished her family, especially her grandchildren whose concerts and sporting events she rarely missed.
Erna passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society of Tyndall having attained the age of 91 years, 3 months, and 20 days.
She is survived and remembered by her four daughters: Donna (Vern) Kaul of Springfield, Rita (David) Jemming of Kalispell, MT, Wanda Schneider of Pleasanton, CA, and Barbara (Craig) Cromwell of Grants Pass, OR; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one sister Lillian Burfeindt of Avon.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Schneider, parents, one brother, and one grandson.

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My dear cousins-Donna, Rita, Wanda, & Barb, So sorry for your family's loss. Your Mom was a dear, brave, strong woman. And she raised equally strong and hard-working women. She was a dear friend to our Mom throughout their lives. I wanted to send you all cards but as I probably won't be able to get your addresses I will post this note. Hoping our mothers have joined hands and taken their heavenly walk together, reunited with their beloved husbands. May the Lord bless you during this time of grief. Love Julie

Julie Schneider Apr 17 2015 10:26 AM

To Schneider girl's. I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I just lost both of parents too. It's hard to face, they are now with God and in a better place.

Kathy (Fischer) Milano Apr 16 2015 1:05 PM

I'm sending my prayers and condolences to Donna, Rita, Barbara & Wanda and all the extended Schneider and Hieb families. I remember your mother from activities in the Reformed Church. I wish you God's comfort at this time.

Allyn Brosz Apr 11 2015 3:30 PM

Sorry to see of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady. She did some sewing for us when we purchased Joni's wedding dress at Sandra Rose's. She was wonderful to visit with and she always asked about our neighborhood as she did not live too far from where we are here at Vodnany. Lovely lady... I'm sure you gals will miss her dearly...Sympathy and hugs to all four of you...

Jane Hamilton Sedlacek Apr 11 2015 9:53 AM

Barb, Wanda, Rita, Donna and families, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. I have such fond memories of her. She was an amazing woman who worked hard and took good care of the farm and you girls! You all grew up to be kind and loving women which is a reflection of her love for you. I'm glad I got to visit with her in the summer of 2010 when we were in S. Dakota for a family reunion. We send our sympathy to you at this sad time. May she rest in peace. Love, Cathie and Amanda Cordova and Don, Joan, Mark, Carol, Joe and Steve Foley

Cathie Cordova Apr 10 2015 7:56 PM

Dear girls., I have known you and your mother all my life!!I was Betty Lou Fischer, grew up and lived just north of your mom and dad, I was Elda Hilles sister, When I saw the obit I called my sister Delores in Calif..she sends her condolences as well...One by one we leave our journery here on earth..She was a wonderful lady, saw her for the last time at Mrs Hisek funeral and also Eldie Schneider funeral..Condolences to you all...

Betty Lou Fischer Meyer Apr 10 2015 5:00 PM

Dear Friends, We send you our heartfelt sympathy at the passing of your mother/grandmother, Erna. Erna was a special friend to my sister, Lenora. Erna was blessed with a sunny smile that was so delightful. My middle name is Erna and from what I have been told, Lenora picked that name for me in honor of her friendship with Erna Hieb. May God surround you all with his Love and tender care as you gather together to celebrate the life of Erna. Marvin and Agnes Thum

Marvin and Agnes Thum Apr 10 2015 3:48 PM

Dear Family, I am sorry to see of Erna's passing in the papers today. She was a lovely person. Sincerely, Marlene Zieser

Marlene Zieser Apr 10 2015 10:38 AM