George Schneider |

George Schneider

Visitation for family and friends of George Richard Schneider of Nevada City will be from 9 a.m. To 9 p.m. Friday at the Allen Mortuary in Turlock. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Allen Mortuary in Turlock. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Schneider died Monday, Jan. 13, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 90.

He was born on March 3, 1912, in Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill., to George Schneider and Emma Isabell Albright. He moved with his family to a small farm outside of Litchfield, Ill. when he was eight years old. He served in the U.S. Marines and fought at Saipan and Iwo Jima during WWII. He was in the Japan Occupation Forces and returned to the U.S. in 1946. He received a high school diploma and returned to duty at supply depots in Barstow and San Francisco and as a recruiter in East St. Louis, Ill. He retired as a master sergeant.

He married Dorothy Whitlock on Dec. 27,1941. In the mid-1950s they settled in the Bay Area, where he worked for Loomis Armored Car and as an assistant registrar at San Francisco State College. He retired in 1978 and moved to Delhi, where he was a Blue Diamond Grower and active in the local Lions Club, American Legion, the Fleet Reserve Association, and the First United Methodist Church of Turlock. He enjoyed RV travel with the Turlock Good Sam’s Club.

He is survived by his daughters, Margaret Baker of Nevada City and Sharon Evans of Grass Valley

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; mother, Emma; and brothers Norman and Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy Whitlock Schneider Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o First United Methodist Church, 1660 Arbor Way, Turlock 95382.

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