Peter R. Schneider

March 10, 1939January 26, 2021

Peter R. Schneider- January 26, 2021. Beloved husband of Penelope Sacopoulos Schneider; loving father of Stacey (David) Noble; grandfather of Katherine and Alexander Noble; brother of the late Ruth Murray, Betty Kroll and George Schneider. brother in law of Diane and Gary Foss. No prior visitation. Private Services will be held. In lieu of flowers Memorials in Peter's name may be made to On line condolences to



  • Private Services

    Saturday, January 30, 2021


  • A Private Burial will take place in Milwaukee, WI


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Audrey Krystek

February 8, 2021

My family was priviledged to know Mr. Scheider during his retirement years. We knew him as a truly kind and gentle soul with a great love of his family, who he often spoke of, and of nature. We often saw him outside carefully tending to his beautiful garden, and refilling the many birdfeeders in his backyard. He could tell us about each and every plant, and often enjoyed sharing fresh-cut flowers from his garden. He was truly a joy to be around and will be deeply missed by our family.

Scott Schneider

February 3, 2021

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of my Great Uncle Peter. I remember him being a very nice and generous man. I remember him always having the greatest stories to tell and being fascinated by them. I am going to miss him.

Robert Brzenk

February 1, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Pete's passing. Pete and I were good friends for many, many years on old Seventh Street in Milwaukee. My nickname was "birdie". We use to hang around Kozy pool. Pete and I were both lifeguards. He was at Oklahoma Beach and I was at Kozy. Pete and and I and a bunch of our buddies use to hang out at Frosty's Burger place on Howell Ave in Milwaukee. We had many good times together with all the guys and when I got married Pete stood up to my wedding. My wife Marie and I attended Pete and Penny's wedding. When I hear the "Kingston Trio" I always think of Pete because we used to come to my house and play their music on our hi-fi and we would sing along with them. I will always have a tender spot in my heart for Pete. He was just a great guy!!

Lisa Schneider

February 1, 2021

The following are just a few of my memories of my Uncle Pete. First memory was back in Milwaukee when we lived on Lenox Street. Pete was pretty young then - twenties maybe. Anyway he had gone hunting and shot a goose; that was brought over to our house for Thanksgiving.......... I did not like the taste so I just ate the turkey. lol
Next, was when I became Uncle Peter and Aunt Penny's flower girl at their wedding. I don't remember much of the ceremony or the following party; I just remember how good the food was. For Christmas and my birthday, Pete and Penny always gave us wonderful gifts - over the years I got a charm bracelet, TV tray (which was awesome), craft items and other art supplies! As we got older, the "Schneider's" would get together up north where my Dad (Pete's brother) retired and we would laugh and eat and laugh some more. I have many photos of these get-togethers. My siblings will have these photos, but if others would like copies, please just email me. I have one photo of Uncle Pete trying desperately to remove a stubborn tree stump in front of my Dad's place. It took both my Dad and Uncle Pete several days to remove it. We would just sit there watching them both sweat it out chopping away. Oh yeah, then there's the Moscow Mules Pete bragged about. So me and my friend Mark, went antiquing and found the actually Moscow Mule copper mugs and gave them to Pete..........of course he made the drink, however, I didn't care for the taste at all! But Pete's siblings (Ruth, Betty, and my Dad) loved it! We also played pool in Dad's basement. I don't recall the name of the game, but it was a lot of fun. Interestingly enough, Pete seemed to win most of the time! My Uncle Pete and Aunt Penny were always so generous to me. I will miss him. One comforting thing I truly believe, is that he now with Grandma, Grandpa and all his siblings.......... He will never be alone.

Michael Wesolowski

January 31, 2021

We are all incredibly sad to hear the news of Pete's passing. You could not ask for a better neighbor: random knocks on the door with bearded iris deliveries from his gardens, books upon books upon books for our Little Free Library (could that man read!), the latest dead vole count (he must have been a trapper in another life), awesome business war stories about IBM (he thought Bill Gates was a little punk), and his yearly ritual of repairing "Pete's Falls" - a great mini-waterfall he built in the creek behind our homes. We will think of Pete every time we sit out back and hear the water running over the stones. Thanks for everything Pete - we'll keep your falls in great shape for you. Lisa, Mike, and Stephen.

Marimonica Murray

January 29, 2021

I'm so saddened to hear the news that Uncle Pete is gone. My condolences to everyone who is affected at this very sad time.

Indeed my memories of Uncle Pete echo those of everyone. He was a keen mind with a great storytelling skill. I loved hearing about his travels and icky food he politely ate so as to not offend his dinner hosts. It was a long lasting flavor that hung to his very being for days afterwards.

May the memories we all have of Peter be a blessing to us all.
(Ruth and Leon Murray were technically my In-laws but truly they were my parents since I was 16. I'm so fortunate to be a part of the Schneider family.)

Toni Schneider

January 28, 2021

Uncle Pete was a wonder generous man. I loved our up north visits with Pete, Ruth, Betty, George and the rest of the Schneider family.
Uncle Pete loved spoiling all the small kids and showing off his car. He had a wonder laugh that just made you smile. He was a wonder story teller. One of my memories of him when he brought his own lounge chair up north. My daughter Kayla ( 3yr old at the time) went and claimed as hers. He looked at her and said " she is to cute I can't tell her NO.
Heaven gained a great man. He will be dearly missed.

Nycole Schneider

January 28, 2021

I loved our up north adventures at Grandpa Schneider’s house with Great Uncle Pete. My favorite memory was when he drove his Mercedes convertible to Nekoosa and let me ride with him to dinner. It was so much fun and he went fast! I felt so special showing up to dinner in that car. He was always telling great stories and was very interested in what I was learning at school.
He will be deeply missed and will forever treasure those great memories I have with him up north.

Jeanne Schneider

January 27, 2021

I have been blessed to be part of the Schneider family.
Uncle Pete was one of the most kindest, loving and generous man I have ever met. He always put family first. He loved to talk about his grandchildren and his daughter Stacey and all their endeavors.
I loved our” Uncle Pete weekend” up north, the whole family all together.
Paul and I were fortunate to be able to visit Uncle Pete in New York. He took us all over. Niagara Falls, out to dinner And time with his daughter Stacey and her family. A trip I will always treasure.
He will be truly missed.
Heaven has a incredible angel.

Paul J Schneider

January 27, 2021

Uncle Pete was the kindest, warmest, and generous man I have ever met. He always had a smile and a laugh for you and a funny story to tell. People like him are few and far between in the world. It’s going to be a much sadder place without him. I love you Uncle Peter and I’m going to miss you very much. I’m glad I was able to spend an hour on the phone with you a few weeks ago. May the good Lord keep you and give you peace.