Steven C. Schneider

Steven C. Schneider

January 6, 1947 – April 26, 2020


Survived by wife, Mary E.; children: Clay Lewis (Lisa), Mandy Laycock, Sarah Gayurzoda (Hamza), Benjamin Ayers (Madelyn) and Austin Ayers (Morgan); ten grandchildren; brother, Roger (Chen) and Larry (Carolee); sister, Kristie Jirkovsky (Randy); nieces and nephews.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Wednesday, April 29th from 4pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel. VIGIL SERVICE to follow at 7pm.  MEMORIAL MASS and INTERMENT at Omaha National Cemetery will be announced.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil Service, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage or click on the service link below.

MEMORIAL MASS: Friday, May 15th, 10am, St. Leo the Great Catholic Church with military honors by Offutt and Benson VFW Post 2503.  INTERMENT: 2pm, Omaha National Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.


To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Mass, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage or click on link below.

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  • Pam Denton Posted April 28, 2020 7:22 am

    So sorry for your loss. He was one of my beloved cousins that I didn’t get to spend as much time with as I would have liked to. Always had a fond place in my heart. Love to you all.

  • Mike & Anne Lohmeier Posted April 28, 2020 7:40 am

    Sending heartfelt prayers and hugs to your family. Take as much time as you need to reflect, rejoice, and remember so many of your cherished memories of Steve. Hoping you feel peace in the promise of heaven and the celebrity of Steve’s life so loved and well lived.

  • Lisa Victoria Wiemers Posted April 28, 2020 8:19 am

    I am so sorry to hear this. Steve was such a great loving gentleman.
    Many prayers and love

  • Roxanne Wilson-Malonr Posted April 28, 2020 8:39 am

    Prayers for all of his family. Steve was a tremendous teacher, boss, and friend. He will be missed by so many.

  • Pat Pedersen Posted April 28, 2020 10:12 am

    Mary and family, My deepest sympathy for your loss! When I saw his photo, I thought about all the joy you got to experience with this great man, may your memories hold you during this difficult time!
    Taken from The Little Prince ~ Antoine de Saint~Exupéry
    In one of the stars I shall Be living
    In one of them I shall be laughing
    And so it will be as if all the stars
    were laughing when you look
    at the sky at night.”

  • Dan Schluter Posted April 28, 2020 4:45 pm

    My deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. Steve was a pleasure to work for and a great leader!

  • Terry, Alice and Andrew Posted April 29, 2020 4:33 pm

    Mary and family, We are so sorry for your loss and you have our deepest sympathy. Steve was a very kind and generous man. He had a special talent of remembering names and personal information, so he could always strike up a conversation, and make you feel welcome. You had many adventures and trips, may you treasure those memories. We will miss Steve. Gods Blessings

  • Lisa Tracey Posted April 29, 2020 6:22 pm

    A wonderful brother in law that gave 9 great years to my sister

  • Janis Taylor Posted April 30, 2020 8:30 am

    I am Clay, Mandy and Sarah’s aunt. Steve was my brother in law for 30 years and was one of the truly nicest persons I ever knew. He will be missed

  • Marie Scott Posted May 1, 2020 5:46 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss,. I always enjoyed seeing Steve at the family get togethers and visiting with him. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy

  • Rett & Patti Inbody Posted May 15, 2020 1:10 pm

    Patti and I were so sad to hear of Steve’s passing. But he will
    be safe in the care of our Lord.
    I enjoyed meeting and working with him at the UNL athletic
    training room. Renewing our friendship these last few years
    has been a blessing. Rett and Patti Inbody

  • Bobby Bates Posted May 16, 2020 6:02 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I got to work for Steve in two school districts. He recruited me to Valley View, which I am forever great full. He always believed in me and supported me. He made me a better coach, educator, and person. He impacted thousands of lives.

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