Lester Ray Schneider, age 77, of O’Fallon, MO, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Les was born in Austin, TX on June 19, 1944, to Oscar and Erna Schneider. A graduate of W.W. Samuell High School in 1962, Les attended the University of Texas and graduated in 1966 with a BA in Mathematics. From there he moved to St. Louis, MO and attended Washington University graduating with a Master’s in Computer Science in 1970. Les then joined McDonnel Douglas and enjoyed a long career at McDonnel Douglas, Boeing, and IBM, finally retiring in 2009.
In 1978, Les met his future wife Marian while square dancing. They later married in 1979 and settled down in Spanish Lake, MO. Les was a devoted and loving father to four children: Doug, Jason, Kelly, and Mindy. In his spare time Les was an avid tennis player winning multiple trophies in McDonnell Douglas leagues while also enjoying his regular Thurs tennis night with the boys for many years. In his later years Les enjoyed spending time with his 18 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and his 2014 Ford Shelby GT500.
Les is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marian Schneider; children, Doug McCafferty, Jason (Kimecha) Schneider, Kelly (Darrin) Eigenmann, and Mindy Schneider; Sister, Tricia Lindsay; Grandchildren, Charisin, Joey, Doug, Kayla, Tori, Sorsha, Legend, Amanda, Emily, Joshua, Olivia, Cale, Genesis, Izy, Makaya, Alyssa, Jon, and Brianna; and Great Grandchildren, Emilia, Piper, Phoebe, Jackson, Elora, Sophia, Caelum, Adri, and Marianna. Les is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Erna Schneider.
The Celebration of Life will be held at:
Sunrise United Methodist Church
7116 Twin Chimneys Boulevard, O'Fallon, MO 63368
Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 2-3:30pm with service to followMemorial Donations: BrightFocus Foundation in support of Macular Degeneration Research in honor of his wife. https://support.brightfocus.org/default.aspx?tsid=9988&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImdiR0PDB9gIVxxPUAR1t6QcsEAAYAiAAEgJ6HPD_BwE