January 28, 2021
Theresa M Schneider, 89, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at CHI Health St Elizabeth, Lincoln, Neb., surrounded by her loving family.
Theresa was born June 9, 1931, in Lawrence, Neb., to Norbert and Beatrice (Pohl-meier) Rempe. When she was just eight years old, her father died. Later her mother married Clarence Jurgensmeier, who loved and raised Theresa and her brothers as his own.
Theresa graduated from Lawrence High School. At a dance in Lawrence she met the love of her life, James (Jim) Schneider. They were married June 25, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence. They were true partners in life and modelled their vows throughout their 68 years of marriage.
Theresa and Jim made their home in Hastings, where they raised their six children. Until the youngest was in school, Theresa was a homemaker. She was a talented cook, a great organizer, a lover of games and puzzles, and a genuinely kind person. Family gatherings, family camping trips, card club, and gardening were a few of her many hobbies.
When her youngest son began school, she started working at Crosier Monastery, where she remained for 23 years. The Crosier fathers and brothers became extended members of her family.
Theresa suffered a stroke at the age of 67, but she did not let it stop her from enjoying her family, cards, and people. She became friends with everyone she came in contact with.
Theresa was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mick Schneider; brothers, Don Jurgensmeier and Bro. Herbert Rempe.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Schneider (Lincoln); children, Jeff (Abby) Schneider, Hastings, Janyce (Bruce) Ostrander, Martell, Jeanine (Bill) Stevens, Lincoln, Ron (Cindy) Schneider, Kearney, Lyle (Gina) Schneider, Lincoln, (Cindy) Schneider, Grand Island, Brother Walter Rempe (Osceola, Neb.), Tom (Karen) Jurgensmeier, Hastings, (Charlyn) Jurgensmeier (Omaha); and brother-in-law, Ben (Marilyn Schneider), Hastings, and (Joan) Schneider, Hastings; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was from 1 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home. Rosary was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Mass of Christian burial to follow with Fr. Christopher Kubat and Fr. Thomas Brouillette officiating.
Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia Catholic Church or Hastings Catholic Schools.
Private condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.lbvfh.com Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center served the family.