Esther Jeanene (Spong) Schneider


Relationship to conference: Wife of retired elder, Rev. David S. Schneider, who died in 2018, and mother of retired elder, Rev. Kathryn Schneider-Bryan

Date of death: March 31, 2021 at age 91

Arrangements: A celebration of life will take place May 8 at 1 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (1207 Prairie Ave. SW, Faribault) in accordance with pandemic protocols.

Appointment information: Rev. Schneider was ordained as an elder in 1954. He served Minnesota churches in Spring Valley, Preston, Faribault, Prairieville, West St. Paul, Rochester (Homestead), and St. Anthony. He retired in 1993.

Mrs. Schneider is survived by three daughters, Kristin (Steve) Hoysler of Faribault, Kathryn (Daniel) Schneider-Bryan of Eden Prairie, and Susan (Matt) Schneider Adams of Clarence, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Katie Schneider-Bryan, 8982 Gould Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55347 or

An obituary will be published soon on the website of the Boldt Funeral Home in Faribault.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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