February 9, 1931 - August 21, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of John “Jack” Schneider, age 83, of St. Joseph will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Jack passed peacefully at home on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Reverend Roger Botz will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Family and friends may call after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parish Center. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home, St. Joseph.

Jack was born on February 9, 1931 in Victoria, Minnesota to John and Helen (Kunze) Schneider. He attended St. Victoria Grade School, graduating in 1944. Attended St. John’s Prep School, Collegeville, graduating in 1948. Then he attended St. John’s University from 1948 to 1953, receiving degrees in Philosophy and Classics. From 1950 to 1954 he was a monk of St. John’s Abbey. In 1955 he was offered a job at The Liturgical Press at St. John’s, where he worked in the editorial department until 1995, when he retired but still worked as a freelance book editor until 2007.

On April 28, 1956, he married Mary Jean Borak at Guardian Angels Church in Chaska. They lived in St. Joseph most of their married life. He was a member of St. John’s Prep and St. John’s University Alumni Associations.

Surviving are his wife; six daughters, Amy Brand of St. Cloud; Carla Schneider of St. Joseph; Helen (Todd) Naylor of Star Prairie, Wisconsin; Susan (Steven) Reisdorf of St. Cloud; Julie (Randy) Schmitz of St. Cloud; Karen (David) Weeres of Clearwater; brother, William of Victoria; sisters-in-law, Marie Schneider of Mound; Donna Schneider of Victoria; Josie Schneider of Buena Park, California; Connie Borak of Chaska; brothers-in-law, Donald (Sandra) of San Antonio, Texas; Robert (Judy) of Chaska; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, Philip, Paul, Thomas, Albert; sisters, Germaine Jesberg and Jeanette Schug; sisters-in-law, June Schneider, Joyce Schneider, Donna Schneider; and brothers-in-law, Robert Schug, Donald Jesberg and Charles Borak.