Anna Schneider, 55

Anna “Annie” Marie Schneider, of Grand Island, died at home Jan 18, 2012, after a brave fight against cancer.Memorial services were Jan. 28 at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island. Burial will be at a later date.Annie was born May 24, 1956, in Callaway, to Joseph and Rose (Hladky) Rempe of Oconto. She grew up and attended school in Oconto, graduating in 1974 as salutatorian.She participated in 4-H and was Girl’s State representative for Oconto in 1973.She attended Mt. Marty College in Yankton, S.D. for one year, and attended Kearney State College for one and a half years.After college she worked at K-Mart, then MNMRS in Kearney. She moved to Grand Island just before the 1980 tornado. She was employed at Delicious Foods.She met Robert Schnieder while working at Delicious Foods. They were married in 1986. She then started working at Hornady Manufacturing, and was employed there until the time of her death.Annie is survived by her husband, Robert, of Grand Island; seven step-children; two brothers, Jim (Janet) Rempe of Oconto, and Steve (Tami) Rempe of Loveland, Colo.; one sister, Mary Rempe of Grand Island; several step-grandchildren; one uncle, Joe Hladky of Ravenna, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, several aunts and uncles, and three cousins.In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island was in charge of arrangements.Published in Custer County Chief, Feb. 2, 2012