June 8, 1937 – January 12, 2013
Raymond Anthony Schneider, 75, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.
Raymond was born in Lacona, Iowa on June 8, 1937. He graduated from Lacona High School in 1955 and Iowa State University in 1972 in Agribusiness/Farm Management. Raymond was employed in farm management and banking in Des Moines. He started his professional career with Central National Bank in the Farm Management Department and later moved into Correspondent Banking. In 1982 he founded the farm management department with King Management Company in Des Moines which was later acquired by Hertz Farm Management. Raymond was an Accredited Farm Manager through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He retired in 2001. He also owned and managed R.A. Schneider Farms, LLC.
Raymond was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Urbandale Lions Club, Serra Club, American Legion, Iowa Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and served in the United States Army – Airborne Division.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rosemarie Severino Schneider and their four children, Charles (Beth) of Westfield, IN, Andrea (Todd) Eisner of Fremont, NE, Stephanie (Thomas) Becerra of Bennington, NE, and Monica (Steve) Voss of Robins, IA; six grandchildren, Meagan and Emily Schneider, Christian and Elizabeth Becerra and Jack and Josie Voss; sisters Catherine Schurman of Lacona, Rosemary Babcock of Indianola, and brother, Herman of Rapid City, SD, and many nieces and nephews. Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Myrtle Schneider, brothers, Edward, Ervin and Charles; and sister, Evelyn Capaul.
Funeral services will held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where the family will receive friends from 9:30 – 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dowling Catholic High School, St. Joseph Chapel Fund, 1400 Buffalo Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.
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