Lloyd W. Schneider, 81, of Elk River, died peacefully Monday Sept. 5, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids of cancer.
He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Hinckley to William and Leona (Alm) Schneider.
Mr. Schneider was an Air Force Korean War veteran. He was a member of the Elk River American Legion Post No. 112, Elk River/Rogers VFW Post No. 5518, Chapter No. 39 of the Disabled American Veterans, 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing Group and the 310th Bomb Wing Strategic Historical Associations.
His funeral service was Friday, Sept. 9 at Dare’s Funeral Home in Elk River. A graveside service and interment took place at Rosehill Cemetery, Hinckley.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Claire; son, Paul (Cindy); daughter, Donna (Mike) Varnum; grandsons Ryan Schneider, Cody Schneider and Wyatt Varnum; great-grandsons, Hunter and Mason Schneider; sisters, Irene Hejny and Lois (Bob) Kendall; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Mr. Schneider was preceded in death by his brother, Harold.
Memorials will be sent to the Sherburne Unit of the American Cancer Society, Minneapolis, Minn.