David J.

David J. "Dave" Schneeberg

Wednesday, February 1st, 1933 - Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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DAVID J "Dave" SCHNEEBERG was born on February 1st, 1933 in Junction City, Wisconsin at the family farm to George and Anna Schneeberg. He was the second child of five that were welcomed into that family.

Dave's schooling started in a one room school house in Junction City. After graduating high school in Stevens Point, WI, he attended two years at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and was then drafted into the Army at the end of the Korean war. He was stationed in the Panama Canal zone. After returning from the service he completed his college education with a degree in teaching.

During his junior year, he met Ila Mae Johnson at a young adult beer joint called the Hermitage in Mehan, WI. Thirteen months later they got married (and just celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on June 8, 2020). The next move took them to Iron Mountain, MI where he taught high school. The first edition to the family was a baby boy, Duane David in 1963.

After receiving a federal grant to upgrade his science education, he attended the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and obtained his Masters degree. In the summer of 1964, they packed up their belongings and traveled out to Hood River, Oregon for a new teaching position. He became a biology teacher at the Hood River Valley High School and taught there for 27 years. The Spring of 1965, daughter Susan Lynn joined the family.

Dave was a member of the Westside Fire Department for many years, enjoyed being a member of the Elks club for 14 years and the Civil Air Patrol until it was no longer in the area. He pursued his dream of becoming a private pilot and succeeded in getting his pilots’ license in 1983. His other interests and hobbies included: planting and managing his Christmas tree farm, which later he planted cherries, a large vegetable garden, completed Cycle Oregon 5 times, climbed Mt Hood twice, and camped and canoed, fished and hunted many areas of Oregon as well.

Upon retiring he enjoyed wintering in Lake Havasu, Arizona for many years. He also loved traveling to Germany, Norway, Costa Rica and most of all Hawaii. Additionally, volunteering at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) was dear to his heart.

Dave is survived by his wife of 63 years Ila Mae Schneeberg; son Duane (Rita) Schneeberg of Hood River Oregon; daughter Susan Schneeberg of Wisconsin; grandchildren Nathan (Brandy) Stanton of Hood River, Oregon, Nicholas (Carolyn) Stanton of Aloha, Oregon; great grandchildren Bryce Stanton, Alyssa Stanton, Kyla Stanton and Kymber Stanton; sister Judy Kulas; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents George and Anna Schneeberg; brothers Richard and Melvin Schneeberg; and sister Jean DiCicco.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30pm Friday June 26, 2020 at Idlewilde Cemetery (980 Tucker Road Hood River, OR 97031) and because of Dave’s love of Hawaii, the family will be wearing Hawaiian print clothing, please feel free to join in on the wearing of a Hawaiian print. Lite refreshments will be serviced following the graveside at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave’s name to WAAM (Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum) or Heart of Hospice C/O Anderson’s Tribute Center 1401 Belmont Ave. Hood River, OR 97031. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr Brauer, Heart of Hospice and Bobbi's Way for the excellent care and help thru this journey.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Visit to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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  • Service

    Friday, June 26th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Friday, June 26th, 2020 2:30pm
    Idlewilde Cemetery
    980 Tucker Rd.
    HOOD RIVER, OR 97031
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    Lite refreshments will be served following the service at the cemetery.
  • Interment

    Idlewilde Cemetery
    980 Tucker Rd.
    HOOD RIVER, OR 97031
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Ted Garner

Posted at 05:44pm
I was blessed to have two really great science teachers in my life. Mr. Jack Spitzmesser in the 8th grade at Mid Valley and Mr. Schneeberg at Hood River Valley when I was a senior. Both were inspiring and what has been even more impressive to me over the years, they both seemed to really care about how their students performed both in science and in life. Mr. Schneeberg was probably the most important influence that I had to encourage me to pursue higher education.

God bless to the entire Schneeberg family.
Ted Garner

Greg Moser

Posted at 05:54pm
Having been in Mr. Schneebergs guide group from 1976-1978 he managed to Mentor me and my 3 good friends though high school and send us on our way. I got to serve the Westside fire Dept. with him and my Dad along with several other great mentors. He was always kind and gave sound but stern advise and was a great role model for all of us.
My condolences to the Family and you all will be in my thought on Friday.

Best, Greg Moser

Dale Nicol

Posted at 12:31am
Dave was a really good Car Guy Volunteer at WAAAM for many years.
He helped teach Model-T driving, was a driver of various WAAAM vehicles during Second Saturday events at the museum, helped dust airplanes and cars and then played docent inside the museum from time to time.
We will really miss Dave and all of his contributions to make people happy!
I bet Dave is now having a good time in heaven with Gene Wright, as they BS about all things, Model-T's
Our sincere condolences to his lovely wife llaMae.
RIP Dave
Dale & Judy Nicol

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