Joseph Schneider

Joseph Carl Schneider

1938 - 2021

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Obituary of Joseph Carl Schneider

Joseph Carl Schneider

(March 28, 1938 - June 4, 2021)


Joseph, known as Papa Joe or Little Joe, passed away peacefully at the Daysland Hospital June 4, 2021, at the age of 83 years. 

Joe was born March 28, 1938, in the Daysland hospital to John and Susanne (Zimmer) and stepmother Mary Rose (Smith).  He was the seventh of nine children. He was raised in the Spring Lake District and attended St. Leo school. Then went to Vermilion College for agriculture; he was an agrologist, welder, mechanic, carpenter, veterinarian, and a herdsman. He returned home where he farmed along with his father then later ran the family farm. 
In December 1969, Joe met the love of his life Shirley (Ronsko) while drying grain at her family farm north of Daysland. They were married April 11, 1970, and continued farming. To this union, five daughters were born. 

The farm was his life, the grain, cattle herd, pigs, sheep, chickens, farm dog, and the country living. On his time off, he enjoyed playing cards, fishing, stampedes, country drives while checking crops and cattle, and 4-H with his girls. The farm door was always open to anyone who wanted to stop for a quick hello, Shirley’s fresh baking or eggs, to listen to one of his many quirky jokes or stories, or to discuss grain and the feeder market for fats that day; cattle were his true passion.  As age came upon him, he eventually sold the herd and had a farm sale. 


Joe leaves to cherish in his memory his five daughters Susan (Robert) Allen of Ottawa, Penney (Mark) Schultz of Stony Plain, Anita Sorenson of Daysland, Sharon (Rick) Adloff of Rosalind and Wendy (Daymion) Weiss of Daysland; 10 grandchildren Daniel, Haesel, Caitlin, Chelsea, Darian, Makenzie, Connor, Keelor, Sasha and Wells; siblings Genevieve Dunnigan of Edmonton, Geraldine Rymarchuck of Winnipeg, Melvin (Rosemarie) of Edmonton,  Jean (Art) Arsenault of Calgary and Irvin (Catherine) of  Winlaw;  brother and sister in-laws Mary Schneider, and  Clifford, Gloria and Linda Ronsko. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Joe was predeceased by his wife Shirley of 49 years, parents, brothers Leander and Donald, sister Bernice Hank, six brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.  

Dad will be greatly missed, the comfort and support of family, friends, and neighbours are greatly appreciated. 


A private family service will be held. Inurnment will take place in the Spring Lake Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, if family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Joseph's memory may be made to the Daysland Hospital Auxiliary or to the Spring Lake Cemetery.