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Timothy Scott Schneider

Timothy Scott Schneider passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, after a courageous four-­year battle with ALS.

He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on January 30, 1948, to Marie and Dana Schneider.

Tim was known for his love of the outdoors. He enjoyed snowmobiling, skiing, hunting, boating, golf and four-wheeling with his family and friends. He was the owner of a successful Pinetop, Ariz., business ” White Mountain Grading ” and he was a friend to everyone he met.

Tim grew up in Ocono­mowoc, Wis., and sailed a Class C boat on Oconomowoc Lake with his brother, Dana. He played football and trumpet in the band for Oconomowoc High School. He graduated from there in 1966. He graduat­ed from Arizona State Universi­ty in Tempe, Ariz., in 1970 with a degree in agriculture. The Schneider family bought a ski home in Aspen in the early ’60s, and kept it until the ’80s, spending as much time in the area as possible, including summers and winters.

After college graduation, Tim owned and operated a farm in Hustisford, Wis., where he was also a volunteer fireman, until he moved to Arizona, living first in Paradise Valley and then in Pinetop. Tim was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves.

Tim was preceded in death by his brother, Dana J. Schnei­der, on Feb. 11, 2007, and his father, Dana J. Schneider Sr., on Feb. 27, 1979.

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Survivors include his mother, Marie Schneider of Pinetop, Ariz.; sister, Christie Kienast of Aspen; eight nieces and nephews, as well as his beloved German Shepherd, Heidi. They will greatly miss his quick wit and kindness.

A celebration of Tim’s life was held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Church of our Savior in Show Low, Ariz. In lieu of flow­ers, those who wish may make a contribution to the ALS Founda­tion for research to find a cure for this terrible disease.