Carol A. Schneider, 79, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at St. Agnes Hospital with her daughters by her side.
Carol was born August 22, 1942 to Kenneth and Bernetta Seibel. Carol graduated from Fond du Lac Goodrich High School and started working at various establishments but the most important one was Kmart where she met so many wonderful people. On May 30, 1964 she married the love of her life, Thomas J. Schneider in Mt. Calvary. Carol was a devoted wife and mother raising three daughters as they resided in Fond du Lac. Carol helped Tom start a construction business as well as a fire tank inspection company where she was their primary tank inspector. Carol and her husband retired to Townsend, WI until they moved to Alabama where they spent 20 years. Carol was an avid member of the Clayton Red Hat Society and received a reward for her outstanding service in supporting the Clayton Elementary School. She loved crafting with her children and grandchildren and taught them many valuable lessons on preserving and painting whimsical gourds.
Carol is survived by her three daughters: Debra (Kelly) Vande Zande, Dellene (Karl) Swast, and Donna (Jeff) Saylor; 10 grandchildren: Matt (Ashlie) Loewer, Ashley (Derek) Larson, Joshua (Rachel) Schill, Carissa (Ed) Schill, Tim Swast, Jon Swast, Lydia (Ben) Mighton, Lisa (Tyler) Swast Barbian, Tracy Saylor, and Sarah Sayler; three great-grandchildren; Stetson, Lily, and Ophelia; her sisters: Kathy (Don) Kraus and Ellen Seibel; brothers: Bill (Kay) Seibel, Kenneth Jr. (Cathy) Seibel, Terry (Michelle) Seibel, Warren (Diane) Seibel, and Andrew (Chris) Seibel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Schneider, sister, Mary Jean Reinhart; brother, Neal Seibel; sister-in-law, Carol “Little Carol” Seibel.
Carol and Tom will be placed together at the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum in Fond du Lac on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.