Michael Joseph Schneider
May 23, 1925-August 9, 2016
Michael Joseph Schneider, 91, was called home to his heavenly Father on August 9, 2016.
Mike was the second youngest child of Ignaty and Barbara (Geisinger) Schneider. He was born on the farm near Balta, North Dakota on May 23, 1925. He attended school in Balta and received his sacraments at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Balta. He farmed with his brother John until the late 1950’s at which time he moved to New Rockford, North Dakota to continue small grain farming. During this time he also became a private pilot, bought his first plane, and became a member of The Flying Farmers. In the early 1970’s he left farming to become an airplane mechanic. Mike was an avid sportsman. It was his love of hunting and fishing coupled with being an airplane mechanic that eventually brought him to Alaska where he lived out his days.
Mike was a kind and caring man who loved a good laugh. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews, good friends, and the many God-Children whose lives he blessed over the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and five sisters.
Interment will be August 20, 2016 at The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Balta, North Dakota.
Arrangements are with Janssen’s Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Alaska and Anderson Funeral Homes in North Dakota.
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