It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Neal A. Schneider, 67, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, who departed this earth the evening of Sunday, June 11, 2023. Neal was born January 19, 1956, the proud son of Earl and Virginia (Bredell) Schneider, and grew up in Forestville and Algoma where he helped his parents run the family dairy farm. His parents both passed prematurely due to an automobile accident on September 1, 1970. Neal lost his eye in a farming accident while helping his father, but that never stopped Neal.
Neal moved forward and boldly led his life—successfully. After his parents’ deaths, Neal relocated to Manitowoc and graduated from Roncalli High School. During his high school years, he was particularly known for his singing talents as a bass tenor. After high school, he became a renowned dairy feed sales manager in the greater Green Bay area, earning numerous awards and accolades. He later went on to own and operate his own residential and commercial roofing and siding business. Neal retired to a life of woodworking, gardening, feeding the birds, spotting eagles and shooting pool. Along with his very patient woodwork designer, Joyce Mauney, Neal created wood projects that are stunning and grace the homes of family members and capture their hearts. And boy, could Neal grow some impressive flowers. They were just starting to blossom when he died.
Neal leaves behind his loving partner of over 25 years, Joyce Mauney, formerly of Walterburro, SC. Neal cherished Joyce. The two shared a deep and special bond that grew throughout the years and was admired by all. Neal also leaves behind his very beloved son Daniel Schneider (Becky VanEyck), De Pere; grandchildren he adored, Nathan, Alex “Bubba”, and Madelyn Schneider and Austin Smits; Joyce’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother and sisters who all deeply mourn him, Douglas, (Julie) Schneider, Bonduel; Victoria (Chuck) Nason, Stevens Point, Sandra (Shawn) Keefe, Keller, TX; nieces and nephews, Jordan and Kayleah, Michael and Joey, Greg and Jeff, Dan, Debbie, Dede and Dawn; other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Blake; his sisters, Jean (Kenny) Erickson and Carol (Gramps) Daley; maternal grandparents, Alvin and Margaret (Carmody) Bredell; paternal grandparents, Charles Schneider and Elizabeth (Felhofer) Schneider Demmin Leicht; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Neal lived life large. He was naturally charismatic. When he entered a room, he immediately captured the attention of those in that room. Neal was straight up and forward with things, a trait his son Dan appreciated right up to the day Neal died. His departure leaves a very large and lasting gap in the lives of those who loved him, and he will be dearly missed.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no formal services. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be sent to www.prokowall.com. Memorial donations may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation which supports America’s heroes and their loved ones.
Jeane Smits is serving the family.