Barbara Ann Schnider
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Barbara Ann Schnider, age 71 of Volin, SD, died on Friday, January 1, 2016, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10:30 am at the St. Columba Catholic Church in rural Irene, SD with Rev. Randy Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the St. Columba Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the Volin Town Hall. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil service at 7:00 pm at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. To send an online message to the family, or to view the video tribute, please visit

Pallbearers are her grandchildren, Nickie Anderson, Terra Banuelos, Brooke Anderson, Kyle Schnider, Payton Logan, Jacob Sathe, Justin Sathe, Cyndal Sathe, Riley Schnider and Griffen Schnider.

Barb was born September 23, 1944 in Yankton, South Dakota to Louis Paul and Agnes Lucille (Georgeson) Dangel. She grew up in Turner County and attended Country School District 10 until eighth grade and completed high school at Mount Marty in 1962.  After graduation, Barb married the love of her life, Marlo K. Schnider, on October 19, 1963.  Soon after their marriage, they moved to California where Marlo was stationed for his final 2 years.  In 1965, they moved back to Yankton and in 1967, they moved to a farm near Volin. 

Over the years, many have ventured through her front door with a bag of pants that needed patching or a piece of furniture that needed to be recovered.  Barb taught herself to mend and upholster as one of her many jobs as a stay at home mom.

Barb and Marlo opened their home and their hearts to their six nieces and nephews for a number of years while living in a cozy home.  This is how Barb learned to be resourceful.  She could feed an army and was an extremely creative cook.  Barb was the one to call when you needed to know how to cook a turtle or any other wild game.  The grandkids say she could cook a shoe and you would love it. 

Barb was an avid treasure hunter.  She had a knack for turning trash into treasure.  She was always up for going "junking".  Though she never drove the getaway car, she had many friends that were willing to help in the hunt.  She even turned it into a business at the farm.  Heart Whispers was a longtime dream that came to fruition in 2004.

Barb is survived by her 5 children, Todd Schnider and Sophie, Lori (Rick) Anderson, Wendi (Jay) Sathe all of Yankton; Cory (Jodi) Schnider of Tea, and Kayla (Jamien) Logan of Volin; 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and one on the way, 7 siblings, Karon Barnhouse of Salem, SD; Philip and Neoma Dangel of Volin; Phyllis and Pal Wollman of Yankton; Paul and Deb Dangel of Viborg; Danny and Lynn Dangel of Irene; Kathy and Gene Larson of Viborg and Mary and Larry Wallace of Hooker, SD. and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marlo, on February 23, 2002 at the age of 59, brother, Neil Dangel and a nephew, Kevin Wollman.


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I love you with all my heart mom. You are my best friend. I will miss your soft touch and most of all your voice. My mother was a strong person, she made me a better person. Always and forever in my heart and thoughts. She is with my dad and know at peace and with the love of her life. Until we see each other again, I love you.


We are so sorry to hear that Barb has passed away. She was a wonderful lady & she will be missed. The obituary was a beautiful tribute to her memory. May God hold you all & walk you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless You All.

Craig, Amy, Brittany & Kassandra Anderson

WE are remembering your mother & dad in our daily Prayers-they are at rest, watching and guiding each of you thru your daily lives. Keep all their memories close to your heart. We do have fond memories of your parents.

Lyle & Jean Hauger

The memories are to great to list. The one that sticks in my head is when I was in high school I bought a motorcycle that needed a lot of help. The seat was all torn up. Barb recovered the seat for me. It was beautiful and make the bike look great. This was just one of the many projects that she helped me with. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, today and always. Barb you will be missed - Thank you!

Brian Wollman

Our sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Loran & Kathy Tramp

I personally know how kind and caring Barb was to her nieces and nephews. I'm sure we all have tons of memories to share, we spent so much time there. When we were young, quite often we would spend the day just hanging at the house. I loved seeing all her beautiful creations and as my Godmother, she was the first one to give me a porcelain doll which started my collection. I remember spending hours in the shop picking up tacks and staples with her magnetic hammer as she worked on her projects. I remember so many sleepless sleepovers and how much I looked forward to Volin turtle races which Barb was so involved in. She was with us when I got my ears pierced and when I got my first bra. She was also with when Ashley tumbled out of the car leaving the driveway. She was with when mom got stuck in the ditch after purposely driving in to retrieve someone's trash. For several years in the 80's we would spend the day at Barb's while she permed all of us girls' hair . The l ist goes on but I just wanted to pass on a few. I will miss her greatly but feel peace knowing she won't have to struggle to breathe and she has been reunited with Marlo.

Bless you all,

Jennifer Wallace

I have several fond memories of Barb. She was a beautiful lady always willing to help and extend her creativity. I will cherish the many treasures I have in my home that she made or refurbished, especially the clock I bugged her for 2 years that I just had to have. I extend my strength to the family at this difficult time. May she brighten heaven with her love and creativity.

Jodi Hildebrand

What a wonderful and loving woman Aunt Barb was. I have lots of very fond memories of summers spent with her and the rest of the family on the farm growing up. I think I came out of it with a little less ear from all those farm house haircuts, but I definitely gained much more with all the love and support she showed me. Through the years, time has gotten the best of all of us, and slipped by, and unfortunately I was unable to spend more time with Aunt Barb. I will always regret that, but I will forever be thankful for the time I was able to spend with her recently, and I will cherish that along with all my other wonderful memories forever. May you rest in peace Aunt Barb, I love you dearly. To my dear cousins, I wish I was able to be with you in this time of sorrow, but please know that I am thinking of you all. I love you.

Jay Schnider

I am so sorry for your loss. Just before Christmas I was talking with Wendi and she said how Barb was going to move in with her so that they could keep her safe. Life can change so fast. I met your mom long before we moved to Volin through Norma who I worked with. Then after moving to Volin Larry and I became better acquainted with both of your parents. Barb was very talented and did some great upholstery jobs for me, she was so good at so many things. Both your parents would help Larry when he needed to get out of the bar for awhile and go to a was like they were on call and very good friends. Prayers for all of you as you go through this process of grieving. Love to all of you!

Linda Nickles

Sooo sorry to hear of Barb's passing. What a fun, happy, sweet lady. God be with you all as you remember mom/grama.

Jane (Freng) Kress

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

God Bless you all.

Russ and Cathy Larson

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