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Alvin George Schnider

November 23, 1934 - January 29, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Alvin George Schnider

Alvin George Schnider

Born: November 23, 1934
Died: January 29, 2020
Age: 85

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     Alvin George Schnider, the son of Matt and Daisy (Nelson) Schnider, was born on November 23, 1934 in Lakefield, MN. He was raised and received his education in Everly, graduating in 1953.   Following high school, he entered into the US Army. He served active duty for three years and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan as a technician. He was honorably discharged in 1962, achieving the rank of Specialist Third Class.

     On July 31, 1960, Alvin married Joyce Van Hooser in Spencer, IA. Following their wedding, they lived in Spencer and two children were born from this union, Todd Allen in 1963 and Tamera Sue in 1969.

     Alvin worked at Stolley’s Sand and Gravel for 15 years and then for Clay County in the maintenance department for 29 years until retirement. Alvin was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the American Legion and Coffee Club.  He also enjoyed word finds, popcorn and crime and detective TV shows.

     He passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 85. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joyce in 2016; and two sisters: Marlene Freeburg and Arlene Nichols.

     Left to cherish his memory are his children: Todd Schnider of Spencer, IA and Tamera Swarts (Chris) of Clayton, NC; three grandchildren: Drew, Emma and Jenna Swarts; four sisters: Mavis Applegate (Keith) of Columbus, NE, Norma Jans (Marvin) of Fostoria, IA, Joanne Thelen (Byron) of Milford, IA and Carol Steely (Roger) of Spencer, IA; one brother, Steve Schneider (Debbie) of Lincoln, NE; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion - Glen Pedersen Post #1 and V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
Jason Thelen
Grant Schenk
Chris Swarts
Tyler Carter
George Hintz
Jay Iverson

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
CD Selections
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
Riverside Cemetery - Spencer, Iowa


Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 2:39 PM
“Sympathy Todd and Tammy. Know you have lots of good memories of your Dad. Remember when we were neighbors back in the 1970’s, we shared good times. RIP Alvin. Mary, David, Dan, Tom and Dianne Hartman
- Mary Hartman
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:41 PM
“Alvin was one of my favorite people when I was growing up (as was Joyce). My condolences to Tammy, Todd and all of the family. ”
- Tami Griffin
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 5:57 PM
“Dear Todd and Tamera,
My sincere sympathy in your father’s passing. He and I had many visits while he was a resident of Longhouse. May God’s spirit comfort.
- James Johannsen
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 5:56 PM
“Alvin and Joyce were wonderful friends of ours for many years. Our thoughts and prayers for Todd and Tamera. ”
- David & Joyce Hodges
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8:10 AM
“So sorry for your loss.”
- Dan Roberts
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8:10 AM
“I'm saddened to hear about Alvin I'm going to miss him I'm glad I was able to get to know Alvin and take care if him gonna miss his jokes he will for sure be missed by many so sorry for your loss.”
- Heidi sky
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8:10 AM
“Alvin was a sweet man, enjoyed living across the street from him and Joyce. They were great neighbors.”
- Jone Lewis
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