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Rose Illich Schneider


Rose Illich Schneider, 77, of Maricopa, AZ, peacefully passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014.

Rose was born December 1, 1936, in Stark County on the family farm southeast of Dickinson, ND to Margaret (Schultz) and Joseph A. Illich. Rose attended school in Stark County and graduated from Dickinson High School in 1954. Rose married James J Schneider on Jun 15, 1955 in Lefor, ND. She then moved with Jim to Wolf Point, Montana, Dickinson, ND, Williston, ND, Casper, WY, Billings, Montana and Douglas, WY, while he worked for Frontier Airlines.

Wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, Rose loved nothing more than watching her family grow and succeed, she was always the biggest cheerleader at all their activities. She also enjoyed and took pride in her hobbies, quilting, gardening and maintaining her Koi pond. She and Jim owned and operated the Oasis Lounge and Liquor in Douglas from April 1977 until 1990, and the This N That Store in Douglas until they moved to Maricopa, AZ, in Aug 2012.

Rose is survived by her husband James, six children, Perry (Christine) Schneider of Maricopa, AZ; Sharalyn (Sam) Colvin of Hutchinson, MN; Lori (John) Taylor of St Charles, MO; Joani Fosmo, Douglas WY; James Schneider of Littleton, CO; Vicki (Doug) Mohler of Perrysburg, OH. 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, and 1 brother Tony Illich of Seattle, WA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Margaret and Elizabeth, and brothers Joseph and William.

Memorial services are planned in Douglas, WY, July 7th at St. James Catholic Church with interment at St. Elizabeths Catholic Cemetery in Lefor, ND on July 9th.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials sent to:

St. Elizabeths Church Restoration Fund

5047 100 D Ave SW

Lefor ND 58604.

Messages may be sent to Jim Schneider at