Rhonda Mary Schneider, of Trego and formerly of Menomonie, passed away after a seven-year battle with cancer on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, surrounded by family.
She was born on July 30, 1952, in Menomonie to Milton and E. Alice (Markham) Evenson. She grew up in the Menomonie area, graduated from Menomonie High School in 1970, and married her high school sweetheart.
Rhonda married Thomas Schneider on January 9, 1971, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, where they lived until 1981. They then moved to the Spooner area where Rhonda worked in the medical field as an EMT, lab technician, and home care nurse. She eventually finished her career as a nurse practitioner at the VA clinics in Hayward and Rice Lake.
“Rhonda was a woman of faith who cherished spending time with her grandchildren and being in the outdoors,” her family said. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking, gardening, pickle ball, and many years of travelling to Canada and Alaska with Tom. Together, they spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona, where they made many friends.
“Rhonda touched the lives of many, including family, friends, patients, co-workers, and many medical staff,” her family said. “She was a shining example to everyone because of her enduring faith, strength, and perseverance.”
Rhonda is survived by her husband, Thomas Schneider, of Trego; one son, Scott (Karen), of Appleton; two daughters, Betsy (AJ) Salquist of Spooner and Holly (Jason) Wofford of Edgerton; six grandchildren, Emma Salquist, Britta Salquist, Ryan Schneider, Kaitlyn Schneider, Duke Wofford, and Dylann Wofford; her mother, E. Alice Evenson; siblings Nancy (David) Ponto, John (Karen) Evenson, Judy (Paul) Gabriel, Robert (Kari) Evenson; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Milton Evenson, and brother Daniel Evenson.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Bob Friese and Pastor Emory Johnson officiating.
Visitation will be at Peace Lutheran Church from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.
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