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Thomas "Cutter" John Schneider

September 22, 1936 - July 5, 2018
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Thomas John (Cutter) Schneider, 81, entered Eternal Life, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on July 5, 2018.  Cutter was the cherished son of the late John L. & Bernadette H. (Ernst) Schneider; the beloved husband & best friend of the late G. Patricia (McBride) Schneider; the loving father of Craig (Sheila), Douglas and Teresa Schneider and Maria (Ronald) Ingino.  He was the dearest grandpa to Ryan (Valerie); Colleen, Francesca, Cutter, Mary Ellen (Mimi), Hope, Patrick, Thomas & Katharyn and great papa Cutter to Xenia and Atticus.  He was the dear brother to Claire (the late William) Dinwiddie, Rose (Ken) Worthey, Robert (Patricia), Kenneth and the late Donald Schneider. He was the honorary grandpa to Emily, Cora and the late Ella.  Cutter was a loving brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle, godfather, cousin and friend to hundreds.


Cutter spent his life with simple beliefs: Love God with your whole heart and soul, love and care for your family and friends and be proud to be an American. He greeted everyone he met with a warm smile and nod of his head.  If you were meeting him for the first time he would say “Glad to know you.”  He was a barber on Main Street in St. Charles for 60 years, retiring in November, 2016.  During that time he was known to donate his services to people in need.  He also volunteered for the Duchesne High School Athletic program as the time clock attendant for the Varsity and Junior Varsity football games for more than 30 years. He was a member of the St. Peter’s Fryers for St. Peters Catholic Church and worked for at the Lenten Fish Frys and sausage suppers for more than 25 years. He served in the United States Army, stateside, during the Bay of Pigs Crisis and the Berlin Wall Crisis.  In the late 1950’s he was a member of the St. Peters Volunteer Fire Department.  He enjoyed sports, especially bowling, football, golf and basketball.  Cutter was inducted into the St. Charles Amateur Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2009 for bowling.  He loved to fish and hunt and to grow vegetables.  He enjoyed the outdoors and barbequeing. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 823 and American Legion Post 312. Cutter will be greatly missed.  “He was just a man, take him all in all.  But know this, I shall not look upon his like again.”   William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, July 13, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

St. Peter Catholic Church


221 First Capitol Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63301

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018

St. Charles Memorial Gardens


3950 W. Clay, St. Charles, MO, 63301

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Donation Information

Father Bob's Outreach

1371 Hamilton Ave.
St. Louis , MO 63112

Covenant Network

4424 Hampton
St. Louis , MO 63109


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Born: September 22, 1936
Died: July 5, 2018

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Jane F. Beato posted on 7/14/18

Maria, I am so sorry for the lost of you beloved father. I know you will miss him terribly. Be assured that you did your best in supporting, caring & comforting him. My prayers are with you & your family. May he be at peace & seeing HIS beatific face. Jane F. Beato


Susan Heppermann posted on 7/13/18

Cousin Cutter was such a nice man, he always had a smile on his face and was always so nice to me and my family. You will be missed, cuz!! Love to the Schneider family from Susie (Zerr) Heppermann.


Julie Burgess posted on 7/13/18

I just met Cutter in this last 6 months, during his final battle. I was blessed by crossing his path, and enjoyed talking with him about many things. Despite his difficult battle, he still cared about others first, and longed to be with friends. Most importantly he loved his Lord and Savior.


Charlie Elmendorf posted on 7/13/18

I am very sorry for your loss. Cutter was such a wonderful man. We will all miss him greatly. He always had a smile and was willing to talk to anyone! A fixture and a legend here at Duchesne in the Press Box on Friday nights. (and Mondays) A shining example of service and dedication to his Family, Church and Community.


Fred & Kelly Wuebker posted on 7/12/18

Kelly and I wish to offer our deepest sympathy during this tough time to the family. “Cutter “ was a genuinely caring man and made everyone feel welcomed. I’ll never forget my visits to St.Charles during my college years. They were really fun and you should be proud of your parents.! Blessings to you all. Fred and Kelly Wuebker


Sandra Auchly posted on 7/12/18

Cutter was a friend of my Mom and Dad's. I remember when my grandpa would butcher, we would have Cutter for a supper of liver sausage and apple butter. I enjoyed seeing him in later years when I would go to the fish fries at St. Peters parish. I'll miss seeing you Cutter.


Thelma L Johansson posted on 7/12/18

To Cutters loving family, I am very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of first meeting him when we worked at a salon on main street yrs ago. When I think of his sweet smile and sprit my heart melts. Thursday morning donuts, news papers and gentlemen waiting for him as he came up main street. Oh what fun we had with him as "one of the girls". So many laughs and fun times. After opening my salon I was often greeted with bags of fresh tomatoes on my door and a of course surprise visits. Of course a favorite memory, seeing his big smile as we walked up to the fish fry! "Cutter bug" we will all miss you so, but find comfort in your peace.❤


Ben Fischer posted on 7/11/18

Thinking of the Schneider family during this very difficult time, your father was always such a gentleman to me and my entire family , always had a wonderful smile God bless


Mich E posted on 7/11/18

My condolences to Mr. Schneider’s family. Many happy memories of him be with you. And I hope that these promises from Jehovah God will comfort you now, and in the days to come. “Do not be anxious….but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.


Brian Wies posted on 7/11/18

Thoughts and prayers to the Schneider family. I've always admired Mr. Schneider's love for Duchesne High School football. I had the pleasure of playing football with Doug and Craig, but his love to DHS lived long after they had gone. RIP Mr. Schneider.


Nicolle Cobell-Williams posted on 7/11/18

Such a legend. He always remembered my name as a kid. He had a way of making you feel special. Cut my dad's hair for years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.


Chris Hess posted on 7/11/18

Rest in peace Cutter, it was a pleasure to know you.


Craig, Doug, Teresa & Maria posted on 7/10/18

Will Miss You Dad!!


Craig, Doug, Teresa & Maria posted on 7/10/18

We will miss you dad


Bob posted on 7/9/18

Dear big brother, you will be sadly missed. Too bad you were usually outhunted and fished-but NOT out-bowled. It was great getting all those free haircuts. You were a great older brother and loved very much.


The Lall family posted on 7/9/18

To add to his accolades, Cutter also donated his time and talent to the Quilting Circle at St. Peter's Catholic Church as the BINGO caller for their annual quilt social. Eternal rest Cutter, may perpetual light shine upon you. Rest in peace.


Julia Olszewski posted on 7/9/18

My deepest sympathy to the Schneider family. It was a delight talking with Cutter the few occasions I had the pleasure of his company. I know he was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.


Francesca posted on 7/9/18

Grandpa Cutter I love you beyond words and you will be missed by so many!!!!


Jim Keithly posted on 7/9/18

My families prayers are with you all. So happy that my Dad will now get to talk fishing and hunting and gardening again with Cutter! I lost my Dad many years ago, but up until Cutter retired he still cut my hair, and I am now 75! You can not say enough about a man like your Dad. My memory goes back to my childhood, when Dad and my 2 brothers would go to Smitty,s and get our hair cut. I loved it when he and Vic were so busy we had to wait our turn, just so as a young boy I could listen to more stories. What a good life, and friend. It was my honor to know him.


sunny walsh posted on 7/8/18

Theresa: I just finished reading your dad's obituary. Because I know there is nothing that can relieve your pain at this time I won't even try to find the words. All I can say is "I wish I would have known him. We had a lot in common and we would have been able to have some fun talks. God Bless you and your family.


John and Laura posted on 7/8/18

Cutter was an exceptional man among men. His kindness, unforgettable smile, and his sense of joy and humor will never be forgotten. Rest well, my friend. Until we meet again, John and Laura


Barbara Leu (Meyer) posted on 7/8/18

Cutter was such a kind man, who always had a smile on his face. I pray his family finds peace during this difficult time, and will always remember the abundance of love he gave to his family.


Irv Rufkahr posted on 7/8/18

God bless you, Cutter. Rest in peace now.


Robert Helms posted on 7/8/18

All I can really say is what a man always greeted me with a big smile and a firm hand shake I'm going to miss you


Henry Graham posted on 7/8/18

So sorry to hear of his passing. Cutter was a good friend. We knew each other for 60+ years of hair cutting. I so enjoyed talking to him and catching up on the latest news and stories. May your wonderful memories last forever..


Maria Ingino posted on 7/8/18

I love you dad!! You were simply the best!! Maria


T.Jo posted on 7/8/18

Such a great Dad! Thanks for everything Dad. Love T.Jo


Tony & Karen Sanchez posted on 7/7/18

We are thankful to have enjoyed the company of such a soft heart, strong character and a beautiful human being as Cutter. Tony and I send our thoughts and prayers for your family.


Gregg J. Zeisler, Jr. posted on 7/7/18

Cutter certainly lived a full life and he lived it well. He was a friend to all and was quick with a smile and a laugh. He seemed to know nearly everyone in town back in the day. One of the early Mayors of Main Street. I know my Father thought the world of him and I feel for him for the loss of his friend. When the history of our big little town is written, the chapter on Main Street will have some classic Cutter quotes. Rest In Peace.