Craig Leon Schneider, occasionally known as Snidely Whiplash, Craiger or “the Lash,” of Denver, Colorado died of respiratory and heart failure Wednesday afternoon, September 2, 2020 while doing what he loved most, camping near Woodland Park, Colorado. Craig was 72 years old.
Craig was born April 21,1948 in Neodesha, Kansas, of Dorothy and (Donald) “Gus” Schneider. He is survived by: brother Fred Schneider (Charlene Elliott); sister Donice (Rick) Jones; three step-children from his marriage to Diane Reimann: Kristen (Tracy) Tate of Fort Collins, Colorado; Brie Reimann (Paul Galloway) of Denver, Colorado; and, Jeffrey (Willene) Reimann of Cheyenne, Wyoming; grandchildren Harley, JP, and Reid Reimann; Raina and Xalen Tate, Emmett and Leila Galloway; and great granddaughter Izabell Reimann and great grandson Benzo Reimann. Craig remained close to his brother in-law Gordon Ivarson and his wife Merri. Craig's dog Maddie was present to the end.
Craig graduated in 1966 from George Washington HS in Denver and attended Mesa Jr. College in Grand Junction. He served proudly with the U.S. Marine Corps and enjoyed a career in the Colorado Construction Industry before retiring in 2017. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing and camping.
Sister-in-Law, Reverend Char Elliott will preside over a private Memorial Service for immediate family only due to the current Pandemic and public health crisis. Friends of Craig are invited to attend the memorial virtually on Saturday, September 19 at 1:00pm via the Facebook live below. Craig's ashes will be spread with those of his beloved spouse, Diane Schneider, at a favorite Colorado location deeply loved and often frequented by the couple.
Memorial donations can be sent directly to the American Red Cross to help with current wildfire relief or to the Humane Society.
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