Werner Franz Schneider

November 3, 1939December 2, 2012

Werner “Vern” Franz Schneider, 73, of Glendale, AZ passed away peacefully in the presence of his beloved daughters and son on December 2, 2012. Werner was born and raised in Beckum, Germany to Killian and Hedwig Schneider before immigrating to Phoenix, AZ in 1957. Vern enlisted and served in the US Coast Guard reserves for 8 years and worked in the plumbing trade his entire career, retiring from MJ Schneider Plumbing in 2005. He was a proud member of the UA Local 469 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Manfred and wives Carolyn Sue (1975) and Shirley 2008). He is survived by his sisters Marga and Doris, daughters Heidi (Bill) and Susan (Mark), son Eddie (Jean), grandchildren Jonathon, Maggie, Matthew and Crystal (Kyle), great grandchildren Sedona and Sampzen, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Vern was a strong and loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

Visitation will be from 12:30 – 1:30pm on Monday, December 10th at Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary. Funeral services immediately following visitation.

Memorial donations may be made in Vern’s name to Hospice of the Valley,


  • Funeral Service Monday, December 10, 2012

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Tom Gorman

December 10, 2012

Ed and Jean,
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...Tom & Anna

Sue Young

December 10, 2012

I always enjoyed family gatherings in Phoenix and Vern was there. I met him when I was a little girl and always loved it when he was around. He will be missed and never forgotten. All Our Love & Prayers are with you, Jerry & Sue Young

Heidi Duso

December 10, 2012

I miss you so much! It is hard to believe you're gone-I keep thinking I can still drive by your place and we'll go out to eat and visit for awhile. My only comfort is that I will see you again.
Thank you for your unconditional love- Susan and I were so blessed. You've given us so many special memories and so much love and you've always made me feel so special. I love you Dad.
Until we meet again,

Jeannie Rodreick

December 8, 2012

Vern: I met Vern in 1976 at the German American Club where I worked as a server & he was a member. We were friends for about 5 yrs. during which time I met you Heidi, Susan & Eddie, at Shirley's house when she was still married to Ed. You girls were at my house several times although I dought that you Susan would remember that, but Heidi you may remember meeting my children Joey, and Renee'. Renee' had very long hair and one time she had a pony tail & you wanted one too, So as I was brushing your hair your hearing aid kept beeping, I finally asked you if that was me making it happen , you very sweetly said yes. What I remember about you Susan was you were a very active little girl, here, there, everywhere and so cute ! Both of you girls were and I'm sure you still are! Your Dad took me to Manny's & Kathy's house one time & they all got a kick out of how impressed I was with the bathroom fixtures! I had only seen the regular stuff. Your Uncle Manny gave me $100 one time for Christmas(that was Alot of money back then,my house payment was only$250.)I tried to give it back to Kathy but she said no, if Manny gave it to you he wants you to have it! I have a picture of the 3 of you together I think was taken when you went to Germany, it's very sweet. I know that you know your Dad was a very kind & generous person. One time when my nephew in Tucson was very sick & my car wasn't really too hot(used ALOT of oil) he offered to let me borrow the Big Yellow Cadillac, so I could go be with my sister. That was after we had gone out for the first time & I wanted so badly to impress him, he bought me several drinks, I got pretty drunk then puked all over the Big Yellow Cadillac Door. I'd say that was impressive!! Huh! He took me shopping at Goldwaters for my birthday( I had never even been in that store,K Mart was my store back then!He bought me a beautiful emerald green velvet 3 piece pant suit. Another time he gave me a lovely set of a gold Cross pen & pencil set. I still have the pant suit(never mind it doesn't fit any more)& the pin set.I don't know if your Dad ever spoke of me or not, probably not, so this is coming out of the woodwork so to say!LOL We never had an argument or any reason to stop seeing each other, it just seemed to fizzle out, so the memory has always been sweet! He was the Love of my life, every time in those years we dated when I would see him my heart would skip, & my knees would go week!! Last I talked to your Dad was when I had heard he had hurt his foot, we had a very nice visit & caught up some. A couple of years ago I talked to Manny's daughter just to see how he was.I would very much like to come on Mon. if that would be ok with you kids. If not just let me know I will understand.I'm a caregiver for an elderly woman, & I work on Sun.& Mon. she needs to have lunch at a certain time so it would be about 1 or a little after. I will think of your Dad & miss him always. Jeannie Rodreick

December 7, 2012

Susan Johnson

December 6, 2012

We will miss you Daddy, every day. You were the best man I have ever met and you sacrificed everything to give us the best life possible. There is no way to thank you enough. I love you more than words can say. ~Susan, Mark and Maggie

Lori Soich

December 6, 2012

He was always so pleasant and fun anytime I would see him...there will be a void at all the family gatherings...but he is finally at peace.

December 5, 2012

Well said Susan and Heidi, he was a proud Dad,Papa and friend . He touched so many people and was a huge influence in my life . Vern will be missed but never forgotten. I love you guys!

Love Always Eddie & family.