Eugene (Gene) Walter Schneider Greenville – Gene Schneider born April 1, 1944, age 77, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday May 29, 2021. He was born to Walter and Viola Schneider and raised in Greenville with his sister Beverly (Schneider) Ziehl. He graduated from Hortonville High School in 1962. After high school he joined the Army and served the country for 8 years. Gene worked at American Can for 39 years, retired and worked for Bergstrom for 18 years.
On October 24th, 1970 Gene married Linda Rae (Billingsley) Schneider. In 1975 their son Troy Schneider was born. Gene was an amazing father and enjoyed sharing his many hobbies with Troy, as well as cheering Troy on as he followed his own interests.
Gene grew up with a love of all things fast. He was a member of the Chargers Snowmobile Club and enjoyed racing snowmobiles. He drag raced cars at the quarter mile track at WIR. Gene enjoyed spending time at his cottage on Pickerel Lake. He was an avid hunter and traveled from Big Falls (where he bought a bar on a whim) to Elton in search of a prize buck. Fishing was also a passion. Gene enjoyed an annual fishing trip with close friends for 53 years.
Gene was member of the Greenville Lions club for over 30 years. He was the “Lion of the Year” in 2018. Gene was the recipient of the Melvin Jones award for his commitment to the club. Gene was the guy everyone knew when you walked into any function and he loved talking to friends and any new person he met.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Schneider and Viola Schneider, wife Linda Schneider, and brother-in-law LeRoy Ziehl.
He is survived by his son Troy Schneider, New London. Troy’s girlfriend Tammy Lowney. His sister Beverly (Schneider) Ziehl. His very close friend Judy Schmidt, as well as other relatives and many friends.
A special thank you to the Greenville First Responders, Outagamie County Sheriff’s department and the Fox Cities Victim Crisis Response Team (Amy Jo & Yvonne). Your strength and support was much needed and appreciated during our time of need.
A private gathering for immediate family members will be held in Gene’s honor. A memorial fund has been established in Gene’s memory. All funds will be donated to the Greenville Lions Club. On-line condolences are welcome at valleyfh.com