Viola “Ole” Marie Engberg Schneider Buhler passed on to Heaven on September 14, 2015. Her memorial service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Kahler Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Inurnment will be in the Dell Rapids Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.kahlerfh.com.
Born November 5, 1926 on a farm (but not in the barn) near Butler, SD to Oscar and Rosa Engberg. She attended school in Bristol, SD and was married to Percy Schneider in 1943. She lived in Downey, CA during WWII while Percy served in Germany. Her son, Richard, was born while in CA in 1945. They then moved to Dell Rapids after the war, where their second son, Douglas, was born in 1951.
Ole worked at several places during those years including; the creamery, JI Case and Peterson Drug. The implement dealership was always her favorite. Percy was killed in an industrial accident in 1965. Ole reconnected with Lyle Buhler, a high school friend, and moved to Sioux Falls in 1968 when they married. While living in Sioux Falls, Ole worked for Kindler Auto, then for AAA Travel, where she retired in 1989. Lyle passed away in 1991. Ole enjoyed visiting with anyone she met and played cards and cribbage with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ole is survived by her two sons and their spouses: Richard and Shari Schneider of Wichita, KS; Douglas and Evelyn Schneider of Sioux Falls, SD. She is survived by five step children: Larry and Pam Buhler of Sturgis, SD; Bruce and Susan Buhler of Watertown, SD; Dawn Bedard of Lindell Beach, BC; Carol Buhler of Belle Fouche, SD; Jim and Mary Buhler of Watertown, SD. Ole is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Todd and Michelle Schneider of Sioux Falls, SD; Sonja and Michael Kellen of Kirkland, WA; Ken Schneider, Scott and Crystal Schneider, Troy and Cheri Schneider, Tammy Schneider, all of Wichita, KS; Tim and Michelle Buhler of Denver, CO; Matt Buhler of Sturgis, SD; Rebecca and Derek Gouldin of Hibbing, MN; Meagan Buhler of Phoenix, AZ; Molly Buhler of Watertown, SD; Justin and Ashley Buhler of Brandon, SD; Tyler and Myriah Buhler of Watertown, SD. Thirteen great grandchildren survive her as well. She was preceded in death by Percy Schneider, Lyle Buhler, one grandson, and two great grandsons.