Evelyn Schneider, 81, of Spencer passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Golden Living Home in Madison. Funeral mass will begin at 10:30 am on Friday, December 27 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will follow at the Spencer Cemetery South. Visitation will begin on Thursday at 12 pm with a prayer service to be held at 7 pm and family present from 6 – 8 pm at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem.
Evelyn June Koepke was born on December 6, 1932 to Arthur and Millie Koepke at Spencer, SD. Evelyn helped her parents farm until she moved to Sioux Falls to work as a waitress.
On March 27, 1951, she married Roland (Kobb) Schneider of Spencer. The couple farmed together for over 40 years until Kobb’s failing health. Evelyn was very active in the Home Builder’s Extension Club, VFW Auxiliary, St. Mary’s & St. John Neuman’s Altar Society, as well as the Red Hatter’s. She also worked and volunteered at the Salem nursing home for many years. Evelyn remained living on the farm until she moved to Assisted Living in Salem. Later in life she moved into Golden Living until her death.
She is survived by: her children, Fr. Michael Schneider of Mitchell, Patty (Mike) Tritz of Pierre, Norma Engum of Sioux Falls, Linda (Jim) Merkwan of Dell Rapids, Steve (Kathy) Schneider of Harrisburg; nine grandchildren; and one sister, Fern (Henry) Kunkel of Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland (Kobb), one granddaughter, Elizabeth Engum, two sisters and one brother.
Memorials may be directed to AseraCare Hospice, 4101 S Westport Ave., Sioux Falls, SD, 57106. www.kinzleyfh.com – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/argusleader/obituary.aspx?n=evelyn-schneider&pid=168728330&fhid=23185#sthash.nHgLgETd.dpuf