Gerald “Jerry” Schneider, age 78 of Sheboygan passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 following a hard-fought recovery from open-heart surgery. Jerry was born June 7, 1941 in Cleveland, Wisconsin to the late George and Rose (Welsch) Schneider. He was united in marriage to Jean (Dailey) on November 7, 1970 at St. Mary’s Church in Omro, Wisconsin. Jerry attended St. Wendel grade school and graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1959. Jerry took pride in providing more than 40 years of top-notch service to the customers of Sheboygan Chevrolet-Cadillac and Rodewald Buick where he was a service manager.
More than anything, Jerry loved to spend time with his family. He treasured his annual family vacations to Wisconsin Dells and his and Jean’s annual trips to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He especially loved the time his granddaughters were able to join him in Puerto Vallarta. His time spent pheasant hunting, walking in the wilderness and playing with his beloved dogs were some of his favorites. Jerry was an avid sports fan of the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. He was a dedicated fan of the Sheboygan North High basketball team having spent the last four decades in the bleachers. Jerry loved to be surrounded by youth. He coached baseball, softball and basketball and was very involved with Cadet Baseball. When Jerry wasn’t watching sports or spending time with his family and friends, you’d find him grilling, washing his car, taking care of his lawn or pruning his beautiful petunias. When all the work was done, he’d bask in the sun outside his garage on North Avenue and was happy to give a wave to those who passed by.
Survivors include his loving wife Jean, son John (Patricia) Schneider of Sheboygan Falls, step-grandchildren Kristin Liebelt and Josh Boeldt; daughter Jill (Chris) Fochs of De Pere, grandchildren Allison and Paige Fochs.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, brother Arthur, triplet sisters Dorothy Schneider, Marge Greene and Marcella Boman. The family finds comfort in knowing that “Pa” is reunited in Heaven with his grandson Major Schneider.
Private family graveside service will be held by Fr. Matthew Widder at Calvary Cemetery with a Celebration of Life planned for a later date. The family extends their deepest gratitude to all who prayed for Jerry and a special thank you to the ICU staff at Aurora BayCare Hospital in Green Bay for the tremendous care they provided.
Memorial contributions are appreciated in Jerry’s memory to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin.
Online condolences may be expressed at reinboldfh.com
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Jerry was a great guy and always treated us well at Rodewald. He was very helpful and courteous and a pleasure to work with. Our prayers are with you.
Wayne and Mary Novak
Former owners of Novak Ramm Ziegler Funeral Home
Awww Jean, my heart goes out to you at this sad time. Remember the wonderful memories and relish in the love of the strong family you built. All my love. Hody
Dear Jean and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We're sorry for you loss,
but he is in a better place. Love, Linda and Bob
Jerry was one special man. He was honest, straight forward and hard working, who truly loved his wife and family. Our deepest condolences go to his family. He will be truly missed by everyone who knew him.
So sorry to read of your loss, John and Patty. But thankful Jerry is reunited with Major in heaven! Loved seeing your dad out in front of his house smiling and enjoying the sun! ~ In His Love, Marc and Doris Theune
Hi Jean and family, you have my deepest sympathies and I’m so sorry for your loss. I will miss driving by the house and seeing him sitting in the driveway.
Jean, thinking of you for the loss of your husband..
Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Many wonderful memories coaching baseball with him and, of course, playing for the Cleveland baseball team. Sending prayers and sympathy to the whole family.
Dear Pat, John and family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your dad. Please find comfort in he and Major being reunited once again.
I was lucky enough to be Jerry's neighbor for years. A truly amazing guy and we shared many conversations that I'll remember. Very sad when my parents told me this news. My condolences to the Schneider family and Jean. North Avenue won't be the same without Jerry.
Jerry was a great man. I was very lucky to have him as a youth coach in both baseball and basketball. He not only coached the sports, but showed us how to be a great father and husband. He was truly a mentor to me growing up and I will always be grateful to him for that.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Jill and family
You have my deepest sympathies for the loss of your dad. He sounds like he was a very wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very hard time.
Dear Jean, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Jerry. May knowing he is in a better place give you comfort at this time.
Jerry was a great man and his dedication as a coach of Blue Cadet baseball was outstanding. From loading the whole team in his suburban to get us to the game , to talking to the guy in the very back seat (while driving), to getting us extra coaching with guys like Gary Granke made us all better players and was a core reason we were able to make it to the state tourney in our high school years. . He was a dedicated fan and always gave me great encouragement after every game. I know Major will be Happy to be together again iwith him in Heaven! ! Prayers to Jean, John and Pat, Jill and all of his family and friends that will be missing him. He made a great impact on me in many ways.
Dear Jean, I am so sorry for you losing Jerry. I am very surprised. Did not know he had medical issues. I will pray for you and your family. I know how hard it is. He is surely happy in heaven now. Love, Ann
Jerry was a wonderful man, friend and surrogate grandfather to Layla and Virginia. I will miss getting to wave at him as he basked in the sun and our “driveway chats”. He was always there for me when I needed to talk and was a perfect example to me of a dedicated family man. I know Major and him are smiling down together waiting for the rest of the family to come Home.
Sorry to here about Jerry take care .Hope to see you at swimming when it reopens
Please accept my most sincere sympathy for the loss of your best friend, husband and life's companion, Jerry. He was a dear friend to Joan and I and he will be sorely missed. God bless you and your family with His Holy Spirit to comfort you in this sad time. Joan and I are available to help you in any way. Please let us know how we an be of help. We love you.
Whenever I mow my lawn I think about Jerry..
It was such a joy to get to know Jerry and Jean over the last 9 years. He was such a wonderful man that truly loved children, sports and life in general. He and Jean were surrogate grandparents for my two granddaughters. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.