Arnold “Arnie” Reid Schneider

Arnold “Arnie” Reid Schneider, 73 was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at his home in Bellevue, Washington.

Arnie was born in Mobridge, South Dakota. He graduated from Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School in Eagle Butte, SD. He graduated with a Master’s Degree of Divinity from Christ Seminary- Seminex in Saint Louis, MO.

Arnie is survived by his wife, Mary of Bellevue, WA, his sister, Bobbie Bohlen of Milbank, SD, and his brothers; Joel (Mary Sue) Schneider of Chamberlain, SD, and Mark (Barbara) Schneider of Beulah, ND; his children Steven Schneider of Chamberlain, SD, Colette Keith of Tulalip, WA, Dennette (Charles) Kasch of Webster Groves, MO, Angela (Stan) Wheeler of Kent, WA, and Katie Schneider of Spearfish, SD; five stepchildren, Andrew (Gretchen) Rubesch of Seattle, WA, and Katie (Leah) Owenby of Atlanta, GA, Randy Hausler, Spokane, WA, Coreen (Kory) Hofer of Eden Prairie, MN, and Ronald Hausler of Kent, Wa, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ardes and Joseph Schneider, His sister, Randee Larson, and his son, Anthony Arnold Schneider.

In just one lifetime, Arnie was able to traverse the Great Plains as a cowboy and live among the Lakota Sioux people. He became a skilled meat cutter. Later, he pastored his own churches in Turtle Lake and Underwood, ND, and served the state of North Dakota as a prison chaplain.

Arnie had a great love of the outdoors. He hiked, biked, snowshoed, and golfed. He explored the West in his RV with his soulmate and sweetheart Mary, his wife.  He loved with compassion and integrity. A man of prayer, he was a spiritual mentor to many.

Arnie spent his final days at home in the loving care of friends and family, all of whom will miss his ear to ear smile, his sharp wit and unforgettable life stories.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Salvation Army in Arnie’s name would be welcomed. His service is on Saturday,  May 6, 1:00 pm at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way, NE, 98004.

3 Responses to “Arnold “Arnie” Reid Schneider”

  • Tom and Nell hartley says:

    Arnie was a friend and spiritual brother who lived Christ ‘s message of love and salvation. His marriage to Mary was truly “amazing.”

  • Elizabeth Thomas Freyer says:

    Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and condolences for you and your family. Elizabeth Thomas Freyer

  • Bryce Beasley says:

    God’s peace to you, Mary. Yours was truly a match made in Heaven.

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