The Reverend Henry William Schneider

March 8, 1927-Oct. 14, 2020

The Reverend Henry W.

Schneider passed away on

October 14, 2020, at Trini-

ty Health, Minot, at the

age of 93.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al will be held on Mon-

day, October 19, at 11:00

a.m. at the Church of St.

Leo the Great in Minot

with The Most Reverend

David D. Kagan, Bishop of

the Diocese of Bismarck,

officiating. The priests of

the Diocese of Bismarck

will concelebrate. A pub-

lic visitation will occur

Sunday, October 18, 2020

from 2 until 4:30 pm at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

A private family prayer

vigil will be held. A

graveside service will

take place Monday at 3:30

pm at the Riverview

Cemetery in Williston.

Henry William

Schneider was born on

March 8, 1927, in Ray,

ND, to Henry William

Schneider, Sr. and There-

sa (Tessar) Schneider. He

was raised in Ray where

he attended grade school

and graduated from Ray

High School in 1945. He

furthered his education by

attending Crosier Sem-

inary in Onamia, MN,

from 1942-1946.

He then continued his

studies at Catholic

University, receiving a

master’s degree in educa-

tion. He also received a

master’s degree in gui-

dance from the University

of North Dakota, Grand


Father Schneider was

ordained to the priest-

hood on June 4, 1953 by

Bishop Lambert A. Hoch

at St. Joseph’s Church in

Williston. It was also at

this parish he celebrated

his first wedding, which

was his brother Jack

Schneider to Irene Ka-

vanaugh on June 22, 1953.

Father Schneider’s first

assignment in the Diocese

of Bismarck was Assistant

Pastor at the Church of St.

Leo, Minot, from 1953 to

1958. In 1955, he was

named principal of St.

Leo’s Elementary. He then

became Pastor of the

Church of St. Ann in Bert-

hold and St. Vincent de

Paul in Des Lacs until Au-

gust 1962. He was then

assigned Pastor of St.

Mary in Foxholm and St.

Henry in Questad until

September 1969. He

served as Pastor of St.

Thomas in Tioga until be-

ing named Pastor of St.

John the Apostle in Minot

where he served until July

10, 2002. He also served

as the Chaplain of the

Minot Serra Club for a

period of time beginning

in 1988. Father retired to

Somerset Court in Minot

and resided there until his

death. He celebrated daily

Mass at Somerset Court.

Father Schneider en-

joyed reading and telling

stories of past trips that he

had taken, and one would

often see him walking and

biking all over Minot. Fa-

ther Schneider belonged

to the St. John’s Knights

of Columbus. He was a

priest for 67 years.

Family: Father Schneid-

er is survived by his

Nephews John (Lucia)

Schneider, Michael

(Andy) Schneider; Nieces

Trish (Steve) Broe, There-

sa (Bo) Bolinske and Mary

Allard; Great Nephews

Caelin Schneider, Austin

(Lindsey) Schneider, Jax-

son Schneider, Stevie

Broe, Shawn

(Stephanie)Broe, Ben Bol-

inske, Dale (Amanda) Al-

lard, Donald Allard; Great

Nieces Misty (Nate) Pile,

Payton Schneider,

Danielle Bolinske, Alex

Bolinske, Trisha (Jason)

Wuori; 12 great-great

nieces and nephews; and

a sister-in-law, Irene Ka-

vanaugh, also survives.

Father Schneider was

preceded in death by his

father and mother, Henry

and Theresa, and his

brother Jack.

Memorials: Father

Schneider had a deep love

for Catholic education

and was passionate about

making that available to

all children. He was one

of Bishop Ryan’s greatest

supporters in his lifetime

and in his passing we

have set up and endowed

scholarship in his

memory so that his legacy

will continue on forever.

If Father Schneider im-

pacted your life in any

way, place consider a

memorial to Bishop Ryan

Catholic School to sup-

port the scholarship that

bears his name.

Those wishing to sign

an online guest register

may do so at