Rapid City – Phyllis Schneider, 82, died Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
She was born in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, the daughter of Theresia and Anton Neigel. She graduated from National College of Business. Phyllis married Herman Schneider, on June 20, 1953, in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Phyllis enjoyed her sewing projects which included sewing for her children and grandchildren. She did sewing of vestments for priests and did alterations for many people. Her love of creating was reflected in the many activities of her life.
Phyllis was a member of the Knights Ladies and the Altar Society at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. She had a wonderful love of flowers: violets, carnations, peonies, and christmas cacti. She would talk to her flowers like she talked to the people she loved; very tenderly!
She is survived by her husband, Herman Schneider, of Rapid City: and her children, Kathy [Bernie] Finch of Pepin, Wisconsin, Kris Schneider of Denver, Colorado, Dan Schneider of Rapid City, and Patti [Matt] Smith of Haymarket, Virginia.; 4 grandchildren: Carly Foltz of Manassas, Virginia, Taylor Smith of Haymarket, Virginia, Natalie Schneider, of Denver, Colorado, and Merci Schneider of Denver, Colorado; and nine siblings: Mary Helen Riss of Rapid City, Rosie Galbraith of Rapid City, Clarence “Bud” [Helen] Neigel of Eagle Butte, SD, Alma Hill of Burleson, TX, Shirley McDermaid of Rapid City, Clarie [Robert] Melvin of Rapid City, Gloria Allen of Rapid City, Colette [JP] Monat of Colorado Springs, CO, and Sharon [Jeff] Neigel of Tumwater, WA.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Julie Hinckley and Alice Myers.
A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, at the Osheim and Schmidt Funeral Home, 2700 Jackson Boulevard with the Christian Wake Service following at 7:00 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, December 6, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 520 Cathedral Drive, with Rev. Michel Mulloy officiating.
Interment will be at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD.
A luncheon will follow at the Knights of Columbus Center at 1220 E. Minnesota after interment.