Eli Henry Schneider, 87, of Columbia, MO, passed away Friday, November 8, 2013.
The youngest of six children, he was born on December 19, 1925, to the late William J. and Matilda (Gieseler) Schneider in Marthasville, MO.
On August 16, 1947, he married Helen Korth and she survives. Eli proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He later served in the Veterans’ Administration and the Social Security Administration for over 30 years. Eli was a member of Christian Chapel Assembly of God. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. Eli resided at Lenoir Woods for the past 15 years.
There will be a visitation at Memorial Funeral Home from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Monday, November 11, 2013, with funeral services to follow at 1:30 pm. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
In addition to his loving wife, Helen, Eli is survived by one sister, Esther Schmitt of Florida, two great nephews, Chris Linke of Center, MO and Phillip Linke of St. Louis, MO, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by sisters: Ida Linke, Cora Struchtemeyer and one infant sister, brother, Paul Schneider, his parents, his mother-in-law, Lena Korth, father-in-law, Fred Korth and three brothers-in-law.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Lenoir Woods Benevolent Care Fund or to the Central Missouri Humane Society.
Online condolences may be left at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.