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Alberta Schneider - May 14, 2011


Alberta ‘Al’ Schneider, 97, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Alberta was born in Deweese, Neb., to Daniel and Eva Scott on April 26, 1914. She graduated from the Deweese High School.
Alberta married William ‘Hook’ Schroder, and they made their home in Indianola, Neb., where they raised Sharon ‘Sherry’ and Willa ‘Heidi.’ They enjoyed playing cards with many friends, attending sporting events, and fishing.
Alberta worked at the prisoner of war camp as head telephone operator during the war. She later opened the “Cut and Curl” beauty shop which she operated for several years. Hook passed away in February of 1962.
Alberta married Gilbert Schneider of Hastings, Neb., on May 16, 1964. She moved to Hastings in 1965 after the high school graduation of her youngest daughter, Willa. She opened a beauty shop in the Good Samaritan Home.
Gib and Al enjoyed many friends and relatives in the Hastings area. Some of their most enjoyable activities were fishing and rooting for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. A family room in their home was dubbed “The Big Red Room” and was filled with all kinds of Cornhusker memorabilia. Gib died on January 13, 1992.
Alberta moved to Colorado Springs in 1994 where her eldest daughter and family resided. She continued to live an active life, taking up the game of bridge at the age of 80. She enjoyed forays to Cripple Creek and Las Vegas and fished several Colorado lakes.
Alberta was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Howard; and her sisters, Hazel, Helen, and Pauline. She is survived by her daughter Sharon and husband Mike O’Neil of Colorado Springs and their children Kenneth, Kendra, Kevin, and Kelli and daughter Willa ‘Heidi’ and husband Bob McBride of Wauneta, Neb., and their children Robert, Marci, and Nikki. Seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a great-great grandson also survive her.
Memorials (no flowers, please) may be given in her honor to the Indianola Historical Society, P.O. Box 338, Indianola, NE 69034.
Condolences will reach Willa McBride at P.O. Box 394, Wauneta, NE 69045 and Sharon O’Neil at 11585 Orleans Road, Fountain, CO 80817 or soneil1009@aol.com.
A graveside celebration of life will be held at the Catholic Cemetery in Indianola, Neb., Thursday morning, June 2, at 11:00. A luncheon and ice cream social at St. Catherine’s hall will follow. Friends and family are invited to attend.