Melbert B. Schneider, 88, Rochester, died Sept. 23, 2011, at his home.

He was born April 26, 1923, to the late Paul and Sophie (Barske) Schneider in Merrill, on his parent’s mink and fox ranch. He resided in the Burlington area the past 33 years and was a member of the Rochester Congregational Church.

Survivors include his wife Gwendolyn, and children, Burnett (Robin) Schneider, Gary (Sue) Schneider, Kristy (Scott) Westbrook; grandchildren, Keith, Charlotte, Curtis, Victoria, Amanda, Daniel, Andrew and Michael; great-grandchildren, Justin, Ty, Nicholas and Amber; great-great- grandchild, Harper; his brother, Norman; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was further preceded in death by his great-grandchild John, and siblings, Emil, Roland and Hilda.

A Memorial service is Sunday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m., at Rochester First Congregational Church, 103 S. State St., Rochester. Friends and other relatives may meet with the family following the service until 4 p.m. at the church. Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory, Burlington, is assisting the family.

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