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Norma Claire Schneider

Norma Claire Schneider

Norma Claire Schneider, of Quincy, age 88, died on Monday, April 27, 2020 in Bickford Assisted Living Home. She was born on May 26, 1931 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of William and Eleanor (Lennert) Druffel. She married Leo Carl Schneider, Jr on October 20, 1956 in Quincy, IL. He preceded her in death on April 1, 1987. Norma was mostly a homemaker for many, many years but was also employed by St. Francis Solanus Parish as a kindergarten teacher, Gardner Denver, the Quincy Casket Co, Sears and the Green Turtle Gift Shop. Norma attended St. Francis Solanus Elementary School, Quincy Notre Dame and Quincy College.
Norma was a life-time member of St. Francis Solanus parish.
Norma was always interested in gardening, working in her yard and eventually achieved the Master Gardner distinction during retirement. Earlier in life she was an active bowler participating in many leagues. She was also a very active card player who hosted bridge parties for many years with her close card playing friends. Norma was also a very talented musician having played the piano, violin and glockenspiel at various times in her life. She also played a little golf, a little tennis and was known to volunteer for a game of "pitch and catch" in her younger years too. Norma also enjoyed watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in all sports and musical events. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband Carl, especially cruising the Mississippi River in their speedboat, for many years. Most importantly, "she loved people" and always ran into someone she knew when running errands. Her husband, Carl, her family and friends, and her faith, were her lifeblood, they were her most important "activities of interest."
Norma is survived by:
SONS: Stephen Carl Schneider and his wife Julie Freiburg Schneider of Deerfield, IL. And William 'Bill' Leo Schneider and his wife Brenda Kluba Schneider of Quincy, IL
GRANDCHILDREN: Michael Carl Schneider (Susan Anderson) of Portland, OR; Elizabeth Ann Schneider (Eric Myerberg) of Evanston, IL and Kathleen Marie Schneider of Chicago, IL; Melinda Schneider Hoener (Zach Hoener) of Mendon, IL and Brian Schneider of Chicago, IL.
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Delilah, Stella and Talia; Levi and Maelyn.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Carl.
The family wishes to thank all of Norma's many, many friends who enjoyed life with her in so many ways over the years. Special thanks go to the Bickford of Quincy staff and to the Blessing Hospice and Palliative Care representatives who assisted and comforted her at the end of her journey in this life. Memorials may be directed to Quincy Notre Dame.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, there will be a private Mass of Christian Burial for Norma. The funeral mass will be broadcast live at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2020 on the St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church website: stfrancissolanus.com. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all their friends and family for their love and support during this time. Please be with us in prayer and feel free to send a card or note to the family directly or through the funeral home. Donations may be made to Quincy Notre Dame in Norma's memory. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Sara Nieders
Liberty, IL
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I am so sorry to hear of Norma passing. What a happy lady she was. It always enjoyed fixing her hair a Bickford. Thank you for sharing her with us!
Sara
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Sharon Myers
Quincy, IL
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Steve, Bill and families, Norma has been my friend and neighbor for many, many years. I have missed her since she left her home. My grandchildren loved her and she has been greatly missed at my backyard soirées. I know she is at peace, but, that does not soften the blow that she is “gone”. I send my love and prayers to all of you. I
From:
Ashton Drawe
Denver, CO
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I loved Norma so dearly and had so many great memories with her when I was little! She will be greatly missed by the Drawe/Myers family!
From:
Jim and Kris Thomas
Fowler, IL
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We are very sorry for your loss. Norma will truly be missed. Loved sitting and visiting with her at the KC on Thursday evenings. She was a true treasure and was loved by all. Sending our love and prayers for the family.
From:
Steven Nieders
Quincy, IL
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Bill sadden to her your mom passed. Lots of good memories growing up with her in my life she was a sweet lady. Blessings to you and your family she will be missed. Steve
From:
René van Schajik
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our condoelances for the loss of your mother-in-law.
We, Monic, Tine (my mother) and myself keep warm and happy memories of her.


By making her contact to thank us for housing Steve for several weeks in 1975 in Amsterdam during the celebrations of the 700th anniversary, we have developed a special friendship. This has led to a loyal friendship with Steve that has already lasted 45 years. We and my mother have kept in touch with Norma all these years. How wonderful was her visit to Holland.

Dear family, lots of strength and beautiful memories you can support.

Norma rests softly and we keep the beautiful memories of your warm friendship!
From:
Sharon Freiburg
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My deepest condolences. Norma was such a wonderful friend to me. I so enjoyed our family gatherings as her laughter continously filled the room and her cooking was amazing. My visits to Quincy will not be the same as I will so be missing her smiling face and loving frienship.
From:
Paul Brown
Quincy, IL
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She was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Paul & Janise
From:
Don and Fran Adolfs
Quincy, IL
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Sorry to hear that your mom passed away. She certainly has been missed at the Seniors dinners at the KC.She was such a fun person to be around.
From:
Ava Drawe
Temecula, CA
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Norma was one of the most amazing people i’ve ever met. So kind hearted and always loving towards everyone. The summers spent with my grandma in quincy and getting to see norma every day out in her yard and talk to her or have her come over in the afternoon and hangout with us. I am beyond grateful to be able to have experienced some of the memories i had with her.
From:
Rachael,Ashley,pyper, Zimmerman
Quincy, IL
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Norma was the sweetest and the classiest of ladies. She was one of our favorite neighbors 2-3 houses down. She came to lots of our games nights ,birthday parties ,and backyard get togethers! We missed seeing her out in her yard and will greatly miss her now. A wonderful beloved lady prayers to the family.
From:
Lynn Callahan & Joel Silverstein
Hawthorn Woods, IL
Comments:
We are so sorry for your loss.
What a sweet mom, gramma and great gramma to an amazing family.
May she rest in peace. She'll always be with you
Love to all of you,
Lynn Callahan & Joel Silverstein
From:
Carol Turek
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I always enjoyed visiting with Norma. She had such a sweet spirit. My condolences to Steve and Bill. Your Mom was a great lady.
From:
Marvin and Julie Smith
Morton, IL
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Steve, Bill, and your families, we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your mom, Norma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Thank-you so much for sharing her with us over the years. Steve, she will always bring a smile to our faces when we recall the many, many times we were welcomed to hang out at your family home throughout our high school and college years. Norma was truly a "special lady."
From:
Wilfred Altgilbers
Quincy, IL
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Sorry for your loss. Enjoyed the many dinners at K of C
From:
Jan Hamilton
Quincy, IL
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Norma was a wonderful friend. We spent many happy hours together. Rest in peace my friend.
Our condolence
Jan Hamilton & Kate Nebe
From:
Mark Wiewel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Steve & Bill:

I was saddened to hear that your mom passed away. I can remember many times that our parents got together socially. Every time that I saw your mom she was always so happy to visit. I know too that my mom Betty will be saddened to by the news of her passing.
May the peace of Christ comfort you and your families now, and all the days of your life.
From:
Peggy Powers Phillips
Quincy, IL
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Bill, Brenda and the rest of Norma's family, Norma was always a delight to chat with. She had a sparkle about her that was joyful. My sincere condolences.
From:
Terry and Rhonda Bower
Quincy, IL
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We are sorry to hear the passing of such a wonderful lady. Norma always smiled loved joking around and we are blessed to be able to call her a friend
Prayers to the family during this time
From:
Saylor Drawe
Canton, MO
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Norma was always the sweetest lady with the most kind heart! I remember the last time I got to spend time with Norma she made me a pizza and ice cream and we talked about how college was going. I always looked forward to going to my grandmas to see Norma’s smiling face outside doing yard work.
From:
Kurt Stuckman
Quincy, IL
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On behalf of the QND family we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Schneider family on the passing of Norma. Thank you for thinking of QND as a memorial.
From:
Letitia Suk
Evanston, IL
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Steve & Bill I remember hanging out with your family when I was a girl. Fun memories of the casket boxes providing all kinds of imaginative play! My parents, Betty & Tony Wiewel, considered Norma & Carl dear friends. So sorry for your loss.
From:
Bill Schmidle
St. Charles, IL
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Bill and Steve and all family members. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Sincerely, Bill Schmidle