In Memory

Wilburt Schneider


Wilburt Schneider, 92, passed away at 1:35 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Community Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Naperville, Ill.

He was born on June 21, 1918, in Alton, the son of Frank and Ida (Kelly) Schneider.

He married the former Eleanor Welhart on Feb. 14, 1940, in Alton. She preceded him in death on June 24, 2005.

In addition to his parents, a son, Bill Schneider also preceded him in death.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran serving his country as a bomber pilot during World War II. He was a member of Alton VFW Post 1308, worked as a supervisor for Shell Oil Company, volunteered at the Salvation Army and was a former member of First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles "Chuck" and Debbie Schneider of Aurora; three grandchildren, Michael and Kitchell of Kansas City, Mo., Chuck and Corrine Schneider of Dallas, Texas, and Derick Clark of St. Louis; four great-grandchildren, Zachary, Benjamin, and Charlotte "Charlie" Schneider, and Alexander Goltz.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Upper Alton Cemetery, with the Rev. Charles West officiating. Military rites were conducted by Alton VFW Post 1308.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.