Gale Loren Schneider, 88, of La Porte, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Northwest Health - La Porte.
Gale was born on January 8, 1933 in Indianola, NE, to the late Carl and Ella (Unger) Schneider.
On January 20, 1956 in Crown Point, IN, he married Phyllis Weidner, who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Maureen (Barry) Apter of Benicia, CA; 3 granddaughters, Lauren (Harmon) Apter of Santa Cruz, CA, Melissa (Sergio) Castro of Napa, CA, and Natalie Apter of San Francisco, CA; 1 great-grandchild, Landon Castro; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents.
Gale proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. During his service, he earned the National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Gale was a truck driver for 35 years at Roadway Express. He retired in 1994.
Gale enjoyed hunting, traveling, exercising, and watching old sitcoms.
Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
A Graveside Service with Full Military Honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Patton Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the La Porte Honor Guard, 910 Greenway Street, La Porte, IN 46350.
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