Schneider, Richard Charles “Duke”
July 8, 1934 – March 1, 2013
Age 78 of Oakdale, MN (formerly of West St. Paul) Duke passed away peacefully March 1st, 2013 from complications of esophageal cancer while surrounded by family. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Joyrene, siblings Louie, and Virginia. He is survived by daughters Cookie (Jerry) Heroff, Judy James and Mari Schneider. He was a wonderful grandpa and great-grandpa. Grandchildren: Jerry Heroff (Lisa), Michelle Plautz (Arthur), Jeff Heroff (Melisa) and Stephanie Volna (Andrew). Great-grandchildren: Aubrielle, Josh and Jake Heroff; Emilee, Isabelle, Sophia and Ava Plautz; Jada and Elena Heroff; Max, Ulysses and Zoe Volna. Duke was born and raised in West St. Paul and attended Humboldt High School, where he excelled at hockey (State and Regional Champions 1951- 1953). He played football and was honored to be inducted into the Humboldt Hall of Fame. Duke was an avid sports fan and outdoorsman. He was an active member of the YMCA for over 25 years, where he had many friends. Duke enjoyed boating on the St. Croix River, fishing at Mille Lacs, salmon fishing in Alaska and spending time with his family. He was loved dearly and will be in our hearts forever. Mass of Christian burial Wednesday, March 6th at 11 a.m. Visitation 1 hour prior at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 490 Hall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55107. Luncheon to follow.