Funeral service for David LeRoy Schneider Sr., who passed away peacefully Feb. 20, 2023, at St. Luke Living Center in Marion, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2023 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville.
Relatives will receive friends 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro.
Born June 14, 1944, in a farmhouse in Hunter to Benjamin and Eulalah Schneider, David at age 18 began his career with Kansas Power and Light in Abilene.
As part of KP&L’s three-year apprenticeship program, he developed passion and love for his craft, often mentioning “there is nothing else I’d rather be doing.”
After a short stay in Abilene, he moved to Lincolnville and continued working for KP&L as a power lineman, ultimately spending his entire 40-year career with the utility.
Some of the things David enjoyed doing included fishing in farm ponds for catfish, spending weekends camping with his family and friends at the lake, water skiing, bowling, and being active at his church.
His favorite sports teams were the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs. He spent several Saturdays at Royals games. Monday night family tradition involved watching football, making popcorn balls, and having a Pepsi.
David also spent several years serving his community as mayor of Lincolnville.
He is survived by daughter Wendy Weyand, daughter Renee Koehn (and husband Jim), son David Schneider (and wife Lacinda), granddaughters Chérie Weyand and Rachel Weyand, great-granddaughter Brynlee Taylor, and sister Wilma Rauscher.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. John’s Lutheran Church in care of Jost Funeral Home PO Box 266, Hillsboro KS 67063.
Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com.