Riley Joe Schneider, 44, of Bridgeport, passed away on Thursday, Nove. 28, 2018, at the Morrill County Community Hospital following a farming accident.
Riley was born April 28, 1974 at North Platte, to Larry J. and Debra (Bodeman) Schneider. The family moved to a farm near Redington where Riley attended school through the 6th grade. The family participated in 4-H for several years and there was fierce competition between Riley and his siblings in the show ring. He transferred into Bridgeport in the 7th grade, graduating from Bridgeport High School with the Class of 1992. While in high school, Riley participated in football, wrestling, track, and swing choir.
He attended Chadron State College for a couple of years following graduation.
Riley was united in marriage to Trisha Robinett on Nov. 22, 1997 at Redington. The couple made their home and raised their children Brooke, Lawrence, and Dori in the Bridgeport area. Riley worked for his Uncle Bob Schneider, Rick Newkirk, and most recently Kevin Hall for the last several years. He loved the land and caring for the animals and taught others how to do the same.
Riley was a member of the Redington Church and attended Camp ROCK for several summers throughout his childhood. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, spending time with this family, and working on various projects. He was a good cook and enjoyed baking. He loved music and enjoyed playing guitar and dancing.
Riley was a hard-working and generous man who loved his family deeply. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Riley is survived by his wife Trisha; children Brooke, Lawrence, and Dori; mother Deb Schneider; grandfather Carl Schneider; sister Tamra Portner and her children Charley (Joey) Lemburg (and their kids Ryder and Addison), Kacey, and Dalton; sister Shawna Wolff and her daughter Hannah Wolff; brother Luke (Stephanie) Schneider and their children Christian, Kaden, and Serin; sister Amanda (Jason) Faulkner and their children Makenna, Eli, and Ayden; sister Jessica (Trevor) Krueger and their children Kolten, Chasten, and Jazlynn; and sister Jamie Schneider (DJ Hoxworth); father-in-law Gene Robinett; brother-in-law Jason (Kris) Robinett and their children Hailey and Tyler; sister-in-law Mona Agin; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members.
Riley was preceded in death by his father Larry J. Schneider, his paternal grandmother Kathryn Schneider, maternal grandparents Curtis and Wanda Bodeman, mothers-in-law Cheri Robinett and Sharon Robinett, and niece Mickey.
His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Notz Chapel at Camp ROCK, with Pastors James Rader and Leon “Bud” Gillespie officiating. Burial will follow at the Redington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from to 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Bridgeport Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family for a designation at a later time.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bridgeportmemorialchapel.com