Jane M. Schneider, age 84, of Winona, Minn., passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Lake Winona Manor.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Nazionale of Va.; son, Mike (Dot) Schneider of Ga.; brother, Bob (Beverly) Heftman, Winona, Minn.; grandchildren: Michael Nazionale, Angela Nazionale, Todd Schneider, Jennifer Armstrong, Mark Schneider and Matthew Schneider; and eight great-grandchildren.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Byron, (Dutch); and sons, Bruce and Richard.
Having lost Bruce and Richard to cystic fibrosis, Jane mentored and educated other families and the public about the disease. She was also active in fundraising to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Jane’s love and adoration for animals was relentless and admirable. She was a very active member of the Winona County Humane Society. Whether she was rescuing an animal, cleaning cages at the animal shelter, or raising money for the animal shelter, Jane did so with commitment and determination.
A private graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Minnesota Chapter, 8011 34th Avenue South, Suite 116, Bloomington, Minn. 55425.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: Nancy Nazionale, 2730 Green Ash Loop Apt. 402, Woodbridge, Va., 22192.
Flowers will be provided by DJ Campus Floral.
Online condolences or memories may be left for Jane’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com
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