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Eugene J. Schneberger, 76, of Grand
Island, died Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at St.
Francis Medical Center.
Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m.
Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church with a family prayer service at
12:45 p.m. The Reverend Kris Rebentisch will officiate.
There will be a gathering of family
and friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Mr. Schneberger was born August 28,
1932 at Seward, NE the son of Joseph and Frieda (Lindner) Schneberger.
Survivors include his wife Janice;
three sons, Scott Schneberger of Beaver Creek, OR, Greg Schneberger
of Clay Center, KS and Mark and his wife Ronda Schneberger of Grand
Island; daughter-in-law, Deloris Schneberger of Hancock, IA; a brother,
Robert Schneberger of Littleton, CO and special family, Liz Schneberger
of Grand Island and Nancy Smith of Clay Center, KS.
Other survivors are grandchildren,
Quenton and his wife Heather, Dustin, Stephan and his wife Cassie,
Rowden, Devan, Gared, Amber, Ashley and Alex; and great granddaughters,
Rilie, Braylin, Paiglyn and Mackenzie.
His parents and son Doug preceded
him in death.
Gene was raised on a family farm
near Beaver Crossing, graduating from Beaver Crossing High School,
class of 1950. He is a graduate of Doane College and
holder of a Masters from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He
was united in marriage to Janice Matzner on November 22, 1953 at Gresham. They moved to Grand Island in 1959.
He taught at Gresham, Loup City and Westlawn School before beginning his administrative
career. He was principal at Howard for 15 years, Stolley Park and Lincoln Elementary, retiring after
35 years from Grand Island Public Schools in 1994.
He is past president of the Nebraska
State Education Association and the Grand Island Education Association. Gene
is also a member of the National Education Association and the Association
of Educational Communication and Technology.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Saddle Club, Platt-Duetsche, Teachers
Bowling Association and charter member of Hall County Sheriffs Posse. He
was inducted into the Nebraska Softball Hall of Fame.
He had a major impact on the Platt-Duetsche
Softball League, having a field dedicated in his name. He was
an avid Nebraska sports
fan and enjoyed spending time attending his grandchildren’s
A memorial fund will be established
in his name.