|Funeral services for Robert T. "Bob" Schneider of Riverton will be at 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 19th, 2010 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church.
Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton with military committal rites by the Wyoming Army National Guard.
Rosary will be at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 18th, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church.
Mr. Schneider died on Monday morning, March 15, 2010, at the age of 81.
Robert Thomas Schneider was born in Bronx, N.Y., on Oct. 20, 1928, the son of Arthur w. Schneider and Helen M. (Delaney) Schneider. He attended elementary and high school in the Bronx, St. Albert's Seminary in Middle Town, N.Y., and took advanced courses through the University of Wyoming, LaSalle Extension University, and Casper College.
He moved to Wyoming in 1948 to work for his uncle, Ed Delaney, and continued to work in the area oil fields until he was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1951, serving during the Korean War.
He received the Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant and Letter of Citation for meritorious service with the Yokahama Quartermaster petroleum Sub-Depot #9.
He married Josephine Marie Wilhelm on June 28, 1953, at St. Anthony's Church in Cody.
Mr. Schneider was a retired accountant and had been a farmer and rancher for 17 years near Casper with his wife and brother-in-law Jack Wilhelm. He and Mr. Wilhelm operated a cattle ranch 31 miles northwest of Thermopolis from1976 to 1982. From 1982 to 1984, he farmed near Kinnear after which he moved to Cheyenne and worked for four and a half years for DePaul Hospital, retiring and returning here to help on the family farm.
As an accountant and office manager, Mr. Schneider had worked for National Car Loading Co., in Bronx, N.Y., Borden's Milk Co., on Long Island, N.Y., Ed Delaney Independent Oil at Rawlins, Continental-Emsco at Cody, Mountain States Drilling Company in Cody, Archie Meek Transportation, Co., in Mills, B.F. Walker, inc., at Mills, Wyoming Mud Company in Casper, Statewide Electric Company in Mills, and Blanton Diesel Engine and Repair in Casper.
Mr. Schneider was a member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton.
He belonged to the B.P.O. Elks Lodge in Cody and Riverton and had been a Boy Scout Troop supervisor in Cody, a member of the Kiwanis Club in Casper, a member of the American Legion, National Rifle Association, and a supervisor of the Hot Springs Soil Conservation District.
His family said Mr. Schneider enjoyed reading, gun reloading, weaving on a loom, playing the piano, horse racing, and pottery. Bob enjoyed telling stories about the farm and ranch days, he had a good sense of humor, and was a generous man.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine M. Schneider of Riverton; daughter, Bobbie A. Acosta of Riverton; grandchildren, Briana Rae Acosta of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Kenyon Taylor Acosta of Grand Junction, Colo.; three nephews, Steven, Douglas, and Donald Schneider; two nieces, Ronnie Robertson and Linda Schneider; brothers-in-law, Jack W. Wilhelm of Kinnear and Delbert M. Wilhelm and his wife Karen of Kennewick, Wash.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Schneider of Bronx, N.Y., and Doris Schneider of Paramus, N.J.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Conrad J. Schneider, Arthur L. Schneider, and Harold Schneider; a sister, Joan M. Schneider, and abrother- and sister-in-law, Charles H. Wilhelm and Virginia I. (Wilhelm) Fox.
Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Hospice Home in care of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.
On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.