Shirley Schneyer

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Shirley Schneyer

October 31, 1935 - March 12, 2019

Shirley Schneyer Shirley R. Schneyer
Shirley R. Schneyer, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Born Oct. 31, 1935, Shirley embraced her "spooky" birthday with the same fun-loving spirit that guided her life. Those who knew her will remember her infectious smile, ready jokes, and tendency to burst into song.
Shirley was born in Rock Island, Ill., to Gertrude and Raymond Bright and raised in La Crosse by Charles and Gertrude (Bright) Blanchard. She attended Logan High School where she raised her voice in the choir and school musicals. A recording of her singing "O Holy Night" is a treasured family heirloom.
In 1955, she married Lynn Schneyer and the two spent 55 loving years together enjoying family, friends, fun, and travel. Wherever she went Shirley was the life of the party, whether on the deck of a cruise ship or playing cards with her family on a Sunday afternoon-after the Packers game, of course.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lynn; daughter, Barbara; sister, Beverly; brother, Stanley; and brother-in-law, Bob Schneyer.
Her surviving family includes her children, Kathy Fuss (Tim), Sue Drewes (Brian), and Kris Hammes (Tim); her grandchildren, Erica, Abhik, Adam, Sarah, Linford, Anne, Carter, and Eli; her sister, Gerri Maas (Bob); her brother, Ray Bright; and her sister-in-law, Theresa Schneyer. She is further survived by nieces, Holly (Rich), Jeanne (Don); and nephews Bob, Jeff (Treena), and Matt (Kari); and other loving family and friends.
A visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Blaschke-Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. South, La Crosse. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, at Roncalli Newman Center, 1732 State St., La Crosse. Father Billy Dodge will officiate.
The family would like to thank Benedictine Villa for their loving care, as well as the comfort care team at Mayo in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Shirley's name to Benedictine Living Community or the charity of your choice.
"And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."
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Published on March 15, 2019
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4 posts

Linda Bright-Walker
Mar 18, 2019
Raymond notified us 3 Brights today. I’m sure Daddy is sad she passed but happy to have her as company in heaven. We 3 remember all our summers up there and have treasured memories of Aunt Shirley.
Debbie Pikula (Strauss)
Mar 16, 2019
So saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. I have many wonderful memories of the get togethers with the gang from Wettstein's. What fun times were had by all. May you have peace and comfort during this difficult time. I like to think of Lynn, Shirley, Dick, Bob and Stella, and my parents, John and Rita, all together playing their cards in heaven.
Jean (Breidel) Schurrer
Mar 15, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with your family in the loss of your mom. She was a special lady and good friend.

Whenever I got to La Crosse, I would have lunch with her, plus Marilyn M., Shirley S., Loretta D. ( Also Marilyn W. & Sally G. before they passed.)

One of the memories that stands out is the first time I stayed at her house (when we were in High School) and she put "catsup" on her eggs as I hadn't known anyone who did that. Even my sister remembers that story.

I was so glad to be able to spend time with her at our last Class Reunion in September and see her smiling face. She was a great lady and will be missed by me and so many other friends.

Sorry I won't be able to attend
... the funeral but she will be in my thoughts, as well as your family.Read more
Brenda (Pierce) Uting
Mar 15, 2019
I have special memories of time spent at Shirley and Lynn's house; enjoying the bounty of their garden, playing games and creating a 'newspaper' in their basement, and hearing the laughter from our parents. Shirley was a great lady! She treated everyone like they were family. She will be greatly missed.