Steven Kent Schneider passed away on February 25, 2021, at age 70 after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer. He was a follower of Christ, dedicated husband, loving father, caring grandfather, uncle and brother, fun-loving friend and avid sports fan, especially of the Kansas Jayhawks.
He was born to Verna and Alex Schneider on September 29, 1950, in Great Bend, Kansas. In his hometown of Otis, Kansas, he was well known for stirring up (mostly) harmless shenanigans with his closest pals throughout his adolescence. In high school, he displayed athletic talent on every kind of ball field and court, was voted Homecoming King by his peers and graduated as the 1968 Otis High School salutatorian.
During his years at Fort Hayes State University, he met Jeanne Call, who became his wife in 1971. After earning his Bachelor of Business Administration, Steve and Jeanne moved to Liberal, Kansas, where he began a more than 30-year long career in the oil and natural gas industry with Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company. His career as a landman for Panhandle and its former subsidiary, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, took them from Kansas to Colorado to Oklahoma and eventually Texas, where they would call home for 30 years.
Together, Steve and Jeanne had two daughters, Shelley (and Brad Armstrong) and Stephanie (and Jonathan Moreland), four granddaughters, Brielle (14), Tilley (10), Trinity (8) and Finley (4), and after a lifetime of being surrounded by women, a grandson, Jensen (1). He is preceded in death by his mother, father and two older sisters, Peggy Koehn and Alexis Nichols.
Steve loved spending days boating at the lake, coaching his daughters’ teams, volunteering with the Christ the King youth group, attending his grandchildren’s various events, singing worship songs, and rooting on his beloved Jayhawks.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, March 5 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kingwood, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Living Water International or Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Darst Funeral Home
796 Russell Palmer Rd.
Kingwood, TX 77339
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb 28, 2021