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Diane M. Schneider

Diane M. Schneider

Diane M. Schneider age 66 of Elmwood, passed away Thursday November 16, 2017 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie, surrounded by her family.

Diane was born January 24, 1951 in Menomonie, she was the daughter of Robert and Violet (Bergeman) Lewis.  Diane grew up in Elmwood and graduated from Elmwood High School in 1969.  After high school, Diane attended Shirley’s Cosmetology School in Eau Claire and obtained her Beautician’s Degree and became a Licensed Beautician.   In 1970, Diane married James A. Schneider on August 15, 1970 in Plum City.  Diane began working with her husband in their business, Schneider Electric Motors, for over 40 years.

Diane enjoyed spending time with her family at the cabin, quilting, reading and traveling.  Diane’s faith was a very important part of her life.  She was an active member of the Elmwood United Methodist Church where she was baptized and confirmed.

Diane is survived by her husband, James, three children, Julie (David) Krings of Elmwood, Ryan (Katie) Schneider of Spring Valley, Lisa (Tristan) Pitre of St. Paul, MN; two grandchildren, Abigail Krings and Hattie Pitre; a sister, Mary Ann (Robert) Halvorson of Elmwood.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday November 21, 2017 at the Elmwood United Methodist Church in Elmwood with Rev. Michael Weaver officiating.  Burial will take place in the Poplar Hill Cemetery-Rock Elm, rural Elmwood.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.


  1. Joe and Drier

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers to the family!

  2. Theresa Boetcher

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Lee Hardy

    My condolences at your loss of Diane. Thinking of you at this sad time and wishing you peace.

  4. Jim and Ann Bock

    So sorry to hear about Diane sending healing and comforting prayers your way. Hope you can find solace in precious memories.

  5. Gary and Kathy Shafer, John Shafer

    So sorry to hear of your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Jill & Randy Bates

    So sorry to hear about Diane's passing, she was such a wonderful person. Thoughts and prayers to all of you!

  7. Craig Pellin

    My prayers go out to the entire Schneider family. I pray for peace and comfort for the family as you go through this challenging time. Jim, you and Diane always treated me with such great respect and I will always cherish my time with you at the EASA events. God Bless.

  8. Carol and Rick Richardson

    Sympathy to the Schneider Family. Will keep all in prayer.


  9. Sharon Baker

    So sorry to hear of your loss. She was so blessed to have such a loving caring family. It was a privilege to take part in her caregiving! Hugs and prayers to you all!j

  10. Eunice Alexander

    So sorry to hear of Diane's passing. Wondering lady who will be missed by many. Prayers to you and you your family. Eunice

  11. Becky Jo Anderson

    Jim, Julie, Ryan & Lisa & family,
    Gary and I are so sorry for the loss of Diane. Lots of good memories we shared when Ryan and our son Christopher were in school. Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time! Sending Love and prayers for strength during this time! Love Becky & Gary

  12. Jan (Bechel) Fisher

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  13. Arlan Henke

    Sympathy and prayers for all who loved Diane. Your love displayed at The Neighbors showed how she loved you as wife, mother and grandmother. God's peace to you all.
    Isaiah 26:3
    "Lord, you will give perfect peace
    to those who commit themselves to be faithful to you.
    That’s because they trust in you."

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