David W. Schneider, 82, died suddenly at home February 3, 2024.
He was born in Ann Arbor, MI on July 9, 1941. He graduated from Ann Arbor High in 1959 and Eastern Michigan University in 1966. He and Toni married in 1965. From 1966-1969 David served in the US Army. The Army provided the opportunity to live in Heidelberg, Germany and introduced him to computers. Computers provided employment for his entire working years. He started with punch cards, moved to mainframes, and onto current computer technology. He loved the work.
David is survived by his wife Toni, daughter Jennifer, and two grandsons. He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Brian and his only brother.
During his years in Michigan, Jennifer and Brian joined the family, as well as many dogs. Family, friends, and dogs were the center of his activities. He joined NAVHDA in the early 1970s. He was the dog trainer for the county group that raised leader dog puppies for the school in Rochester, MI.
We moved to Helena in 1992 and David was so happy to be living west of the Mississippi River. His hunting opportunities were expanded and he enjoyed all of them. He especially liked bird hunting and if there were no birds, it was always a nice walk with the dog.
Upon retirement he started dancing. He took tango lesson and moved to ballroom dancing. He played pickleball. He became a regular walker. He last venture was leading a Qigong class at the Senior Center.
Throughout the years, David developed a special affinity for trees and he believed being out among them was good for you!
David would be grateful for trees planted in his memory, or donations to the Lewis and Clark Library, 120 S Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601.
David has been cremated and will be interred at Forestvale Cemetery. His family will make memorial plans in the future. Simple Cremation Montana has assisted the family.
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