A livestream of the service will be viewable below shortly before the service:
Leo A. Schneider passed away on December 7, 2021, at St. Catherine’s North in Fargo, ND.
Leo was born August 11, 1934, in Esmond, ND, to Kasimer and Katherine Schneider. His father passed away when he was only an infant, so Leo was raised by his mother with help from older siblings. Leo was the youngest of 21 children and had many who supported his growth. When Leo was done with high school, he joined the Air Force in 1955 and served until 1959 as part of the military police. When he was discharged, he started a career in accounting. He then followed his brothers in a career of iron work. He followed this path for 25 years until he moved on to Police Security at Veterans Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Leo married the love of his life Delores Nicklaus May 6, 1960. They raised their seven children mostly in the Fargo, ND, area. After retirement, Leo and Delores did a lot of traveling and visiting many of their large family members. Leo enjoyed his large vegetable garden on 24th Street along with the beautiful rose beds he had. He loved to feed the squirrels and birds up until the end. Leo and Delores stayed in the Fargo area to be close to many of their family members. He always enjoyed the family get togethers for the holidays and the summer barbeques.
Leo was preceded in death by his father Kasimer, his mother Katherine, 20 brothers and sisters, his infant daughter Patricia and his grandson Joshua Johnson.
Leo is survived by his wife Delores and his children Darwin Schneider, Doreen (Mark) Olson, Robert (Trish) Schneider, Dr. Rodney (Chesta) Schneider, DeAnna ( James) Gadberry, Rachelle (Tom) Riepe and Jennifer (David) White. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, along with an abundance of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 with visitation starting at 4 p.m. at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.
Leo's Video Tribute can be viewed below: