Earl Leslie Schneider Sr., 79, passed away on March 13, 2021 in Stockton. He was born Feb. 1, 1942 in French Camp.
Earl spent his early years in Stockton, and then the family moved to a farm outside of Lodi. He participated in Future Farmers of America and graduated from Lodi Union High School in 1959. After high school, Earl joined the U.S. Air Force, where he worked as a helicopter mechanic. Following his honorable discharge, Earl worked for the Carpenter’s Union for over 55 years. He was known for his attention to detail and work ethics. Earl enjoyed tinkering in his garage and hand crafting items.
Earl is survived by his children, Earl Leslie Schneider Jr. (Deanna), Lesley D. Sette (Joe); stepchildren, Stacie Gaska (Robert); grandchildren, Samantha Sette, Michael Sette, Jason Schneider (Meghan); great granddaughter Evie Marie Schneider; his beloved sister, Susan Frey (Richard Zerga).
Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Schneider; his parents, Raymond Schneider and Katherine Klipfel; and great granddaughter Alexandra Rose Sette.
Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26 at Cherokee Memorial Park, Highway 99 and Harney Lane in Lodi.
Viewing will be held prior to service at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 831 Industrial Way in Lodi from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.