By HDN staff
Marlea A. Schneider, 80, a resident of Havre, died Saturday, Oct. 16, at a local hospital of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Van Orsdel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kathy Young officiating. Burial will follow at the Chester Cemetery.
Schneider was born Nov. 4, 1918, south of Chester, to Fred and Alma Schneider. She attended schools in Chester until 1932, when her father died. She then moved to Havre with her mother. She graduated from Havre High School in 1936. In 1941, she began her career with Montana Dakota Utility as a billing clerk and also as a cashier. When Montana Power took over Montana Dakota Utility in 1954, she continued her service. She retired in 1982 as senior bookkeeper. She had worked for 42 years in the same company.
She was a member of the Van Orsdel United Methodist Church serving as treasurer for many years. She was also life member of Soroptimist International of Havre and a member of the Business and Professional Women. She enjoyed visiting with her friends and taking care of her friend, Gladys Cross, in the care center.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her many friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Van Orsdel Methodist Church at PO Box 606, Havre, MT 59501.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.