Dorothy Schneider, 1925-2018

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Funeral services for Dorothy J. Schneider, 93, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Lilienthal will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at

Dorothy Schneider

Dorothy passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.

Dorothy Jane Schneider was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Chatfield, the daughter of Emil and Grace (Strange) Hanson. She grew up and attended school in Chatfield. On Oct. 10, 1945, Dorothy was united in marriage to Wilber Schneider in Rochester. She enjoyed sewing, puzzles, gardening, showing African violets, cross stitch and word finds. Dorothy loved taking care of Wiley the dog, her favorite companion.

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Dorothy is survived by her children Wanda (Gary) Mitsch of Rogers, Dawn (Jerri) Baas of Albert Lea, Ronald Schneider of Fairfax County, Virginia, and Janet (Greg) Ackland of Manchester; grandchildren Melissa (John) Rizkalla, Desirae Farr, Landon Farr, Brian Schneider, Greg Schneider, Aaron (Emlinn) Ackland, David (special friend, Amanda) Ackland, Matt (special friend, Mary) Baas, Jacob (special friend, Nikki) Baas, Tyler (special friend, Heather) Baas, Taran Schneider and Molly Schneider; great-grandchildren Timothy, Beau, Harley, Elijah, Isaiah, Emma, Harrison, Sierra, Rose, Lilly, Callen, Brandon, Madalynn, Makayla and Brantley; and several step-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur; sons Dean and Dennis; daughter, Julie; parents and grandparents; four brothers and four sisters; and several aunts and uncles.

Memorials preferred to the Humane Society of Freeborn County.