Donald Raymond Schneberger, age 91, of Shelby, Nebraska, passed away December 27, 2021 at the Butler County Health Care Center in David City, Nebraska. Don was born January 31, 1930 in Seward, Nebraska to Raymond George and Lydia Carol (Forke) Schneberger. He graduated from Trinidad High School in Colorado in 1946. He joined the Navy on February 20, 1947 and retired a Chief Petty Officer on April 17, 1967 at the Navel Hospital in Oakland, California. During his career he served two tours in Washington, D.C., two tours in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay area and a tour at the Naval Command Ninth Navel District, Great Lakes, IL. During his tour at Great Lakes, he attended and graduated from the Reisch College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. On June 29, 1949 he was united in marriage to Marilyn Jean Schneberger in Garland, Nebraska. After his retirement, he was the manager and auctioneer of a livestock sale barn in Gridley, California for two years. He then took a position as Data Processing Manager and Admin. Assistant at a Acute Care Hospital in Oakland, CA. As a second profession in California he continued auctioneering, specializing in horse sales. Marilyn and Don returned to Nebraska in May of 1972 and lived in Garland. He accepted the position of Admin. Assistant to the President of the Lincoln Technical College. In November of 1974 he joined the staff of Platte Technical Community College in Columbus as the Campus Operations Officer. A position he held until his retirement on January 31, 1992. During the span of time between 1974 and 2000 he continued his auctioneering, working with Pete Nicolaus, Bob Kirkland, Cyril Zoucha and Hank Kobza. Marilyn and Don moved to Shelby in 1988. He was a member of the Duncan and Stromsburg Lions Club having served as a Dist. Governor in 1992 and 1993 and the St. Peter LCMS in Gresham. Don enjoyed golf, fishing and reading. Survivors include his sister Doneita Schneberger of Shelby; brothers Thomas Schneberger of Gainsville, VA and Leon 'Lucky' Schneberger of Pueblo, CO. A graveside memorial service for Don and Marilyn will be held at a later date this summer. Inurnment will take place in the Shelby Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.dubasfuneralhome.com Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements.
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