Sherman K. ( “S.K.” “Jim” “Sherm”) Schneider was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
He was surrounded by his family doing what he loved: singing hymns and worshipping the Lord.
Sherman was born December 2, 1924 in Dundas, Wisconsin to the late Earl and Anna Schneider. Sherm grew up in the Appleton area and later attended Central Bible Institute in Springfield, Missouri. During his time there, he was a main soloist with the Revivaltime Choir and also became co-owner of a small airplane that transported missionaries across the country. Upon graduation in 1947, he went on to broadcast a Christian radio station in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Returning to Wisconsin, he married Virginia (Scherzer) Schneider, his wife of 58 years, and went on to pastor the Assembly of God Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for approximately two years. Returning to Appleton, he started his own construction company in Appleton, building 43 homes in the area. Sherm and Jinnie lived in Appleton for several years before moving to the Waupaca area in 1966, when they moved to Spencer Lake. The first church he built was an Assembly of God Church in Marinette, Wisconsin, and went on to build a total of 50+ churches around Wisconsin until his retirement in 1999. He had built many churches for all denominations throughout the state of Wisconsin stretching north to south and east to west.
“S.K.” is survived by his son, Roger Schneider, Waupaca; daughters, Brenda (John) Roe, Waupaca and Dawn (Robert) Brinkman, Colgate; three grandsons, Jeremy Roe, Waupaca; Joshua and Jordan Brinkman, Colgate, and four great-granddaughters: Shelby, Bryana, Haylee and Payton Roe of Waupaca; a sister-in-law, Carol (Robert) Mark, Ixonia and two brothers-in-law, Robert Mark and Edward Regal, Waukesha, WI. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a daughter Cherie, his brother Roy and his sister Rachel.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015 at the First Assembly of God Church, 1420 Berlin Street, Waupaca, Wisconsin with Reverend Cliff Cameron officiating. The visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m.
A preacher asked a young Sherman in a Sunday afternoon service, “Mr. Schneider, how do you know you’re a Christian?” Sherman answered with II Timothy 1:12: “For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.”
The Maple Crest Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.