VisitationSchertz Funeral Home
Schertz, TX 78154
Irvine Paul Schneider was born on April 19th, 1939 in Schertz, Texas to Howard Henry Schneider and Adela Rux Schneider. He passed on November 20th, 2021 at the age of 82 in Live Oak, Texas.
Irvine was a lifetime member of the Converse Volunteer Fire Department where he served as a fire fighter and EMT. He also participated in the pumper races competition against all the local small town fire departments. Irvine retired from a long career at Kwik Wash Laundry (he was the washing machine man). After he retired, he worked at the Family’s Auto Parts in Canyon Lake.
He was a lifetime member of the Cibolo 9-pin bowling alley. Which he spent a lifetime of setting pins as a young man, and he bowled up until his knees would not let him.
He was a member of the Martinez Social Hall which was his second home, and dancing was all he ever wanted to do. He loved Dancing and talking to all the people and has been a dancer his whole life.
Irvine served 4 years with United States Air Force. He missed Texas and his hometown of Schertz, and he did not like being overseas in Taiwan, but mostly he missed his momma’s cooking at the family’s Cafe and Bar. He really missed going to dances in Marion.
As a young man he picked cotton, stole watermelons, candled chicken eggs at the grocery store, and worked odd jobs at the filling station changing tires. Anything to make a few bucks to fix his bicycle or cars.
Growing up he, his brothers, and his buddies loved swimming, fishing, and playing in the Cibolo Creek, which was his backyard playground. They loved to ride bikes all over Schertz and Cibolo.
He absolutely loved to tell stories of his childhood shenanigans, and educating people on the history of Schertz, Cibolo, Marion.
He was always so proud of the fact that the city of Schertz was almost named Schneider and was proud to show people the old family farmhouse off 78 next to the Beck Landfill that was once his childhood home.
Irvine is preceded in death by his parents; Howard Schneider and Adele Rux Schneider, from Schertz, his grandparents on his father and mother’s side; the Schneider’s and the Rux’s, his aunts and uncles; Gladys Rux Kappmeyer (Oscar), Ruby Rux, Genevieve Rux and Dayton Rux, and his cousin; Richard Schneider.
He is survived by his daughters; Sandra Miller and Sherry Abbott (Steve), his brother; Glen Schneider (Linda), and his longtime very special lady friend, Grace Zimmerman. He is also survived by his nephew Todd Schneider (Rheagan) and his children, Logan Schneider (Courtney) and Coby, his other nephew Kirk Schneider (Sandra) and their children Ava and Konner, and his cousins; Larry Kappmeyer, Rosalie Rux, and Kathy Rux Belz and their families.
Irvine had many people he claimed as his brothers; Elroy and Raymond Krueger, and sisters Laurie and Evelyn which he has been reunited with in heaven. The whole Krueger family were Irvine’s extended family.
Although he never had any grandchildren, he loved all the children as though they were all his grandbabies.
Irvine absolutely loved life every day. He loved his family, his extended family, all his friends, and anybody that he met along the way. He never met a stranger . Anywhere he would go, he would run into an acquaintance or someone who knew him.
His smile was unforgettable. His smile was his own special trademark. He lit up the room with his smile. Sadly, his ever-glowing smile cannot be on his face today. So, as we part, remember him not as he is today, but how he was every day, smiling that beautiful smile.
A Visitation will be held at Schertz Funeral Home on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Schertz Funeral Home the following day on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM, with the Interment to follow the Funeral Service at Schneider Cemetery. A Reception will be held at the Martinez Social Club until 4:00 PM.