Wilburt Schneider

Alton |

Wilburt Schneider, 92, passed away at 1:35 am Monday December 6, 2010 at Community Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Naperville, IL.

He was born on June 21, 1918 in Alton, IL the son of Frank & Ida (Kelly) Schneider.

He married Eleanor Welhart on February 14, 1940 in Alton and she preceded him in death on June 24, 2005.

He was a US Army Air Corp Veteran serving his country as a Bomber Pilot during WWII.  He was a member of Alton VFW Post 1308, worked as a Supervisor for Shell Oil Company, volunteered at the Salvation Army, and was a former member of First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles “Chuck” & Debbie Schneider of Aurora; three grandchildren, Michael & Kitchell of Kansas City, MO, Chuck & Corrine Schneider of Dallas, TX, and Derick Clark of St. Louis, MO; four great grandchildren, Zachary, Benjamin, & Charlotte Schneider, and Alexander Goltz.

In addition to his parents, a son, Bill Schneider, also preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday December 8, 2010 at Upper Alton Cemetery with Rev. Charles West officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Alton VFW Post 1308.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton are charge of arrangements and online tributes can be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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