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In Memory of Philip Schneider

Gathering of Family and Friends

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday October 8, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Time of Reflection and Sharing

4:30 pm
Friday October 8, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Philip Martin Schneider, age 75 of North Hudson, Wisconsin, passed away surrounded by family on October 2, 2021 at his home. Phil was born on January 13, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to Vincent and Gertrude (Harmuth) Schneider. He grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from Cretin-Derham Hall in 1964. Phil continued his studies at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology in 1968. He went on to earn a master’s degree in Food Science from the University of Minnesota. On June 27, 1970, Phil was united in marriage to Jean Swenson in St. Peter, Minnesota, and the couple was blessed with four children, Jessica, Peter, Matthew, and David. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed coaching his children’s youth hockey and baseball teams. Phil worked for 3M as a Senior Specialist of Sterilization Products, and got to travel throughout the world with his job. He was a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and on the board for the International Organization for Standardization for sterilization (ISO). Phil enjoyed spending time with his family, and showing hospitality and generosity to others. He especially loved spoiling his grandkids. He was an avid golfer and got many chuckles with his witty and dry sense of humor.

Phil will remain in the hearts of his wife, Jean; children, Jessica, Peter, Matthew (Amy) and David (Dr. Natasha Auer); grandchildren, Ori, Sydney, Cameron, Andrew, Cooper, and Morgan; brother, V. Peter Schneider; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister-in-law, Paula Schneider.

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Phil’s life will be held from 3:00-4:30 p.m., with a time of reflection and sharing of memories at 4:30 p.m., on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S 11th St., Hudson, WI. Memorials preferred. Following the services at the funeral home, family and friends are invited to YMCA Camp St. Croix – RCU Discovery Center for a continued time of socializing, appetizers and drinks.


Directions to the RCU Discovery Center, 345 Riverview Dr., Hudson, WI 54016:

From the West

Travel east on I-94 from St. Paul. After crossing the St. Croix River, take Exit 2, Carmichael Road & County Rd F. Turn right (south) on Carmichael Road and follow for approximately 1 mile. Turn right at the “YMCA Camp St. Croix North Entrance Daycroix” sign, across from the Phillips-Medisize Building.

From the East

Travel west on I-94 to Exit 2, Carmichael Road & County Rd F.  Turn left on Carmichael Road and follow for approximately 1 mile. Turn right at the “YMCA Camp St. Croix North Entrance Daycroix” sign, across from the Phillips-Medisize Building.

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    • Phil was an encyclopedia of sterilization knowledge, a supportive presence for me as I got my sea legs in the consulting and specialty manufacturing world, and, most of all, a friend. I would never be able to properly express what he meant in my life, but I hope that what I have said here makes some of it clear to those who knew him and loved him. He is missed.

    • My heartfelt condolences to the Schneider family and all who knew and loved him. I had the pleasure and the fortune to work with Phil when he was at 3M and later with my company at LexaMed. I can’t say enough good things about the man and his professionalism. I’ve learned to navigate the medical device and sterilization industry due to his mentoring and always finding time to answer a question or lend an opinion for the best path to take in order to solve a problem. You always felt better prepared for the challenges client’s provide after a conversation with Phil. The man was charming, witty and fun to be around once the work day was over. I will miss his knowledge and contributions to our industry and community. God speed and cheers my friend.

    • It was a pleasure to know Phil and work with him in the sterilization area. Rest in Peace, and our sympathy to the family.

    • My most sincere sympathies on Phil’s passing. I have know Phil for many years through the medical device industry while he was at 3M and at Lexamed. Besides being extraordinarily knowledgeable, very approachable, extremely helpful, always with a great dry wit and sense of humor, he was an all around terrific guy. I enjoyed my time with him whenever we were together and will remember him always, as I’m sure will many others. May he rest in peace…

    • Phil was a baseball coach of mine when I grew up in Hudson. I will always have fond memories of him and consider myself lucky that he gave his personal time to help me and other classmates learn the game of baseball. I strongly believe the greatest gift anyone can give us is time. It is beyond precious and he was most definitely generous in sharing it with others.

      To his family and friends – Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. He was a fine man and I hope all of the wonderful memories you have of him will give you comfort during this time of sorrow.

    • Dear Phil’s Family,

      My name is Mark Votel, I am a 1964 Cretin classmate of Phil’s. I have many great memories of our years together at Cretin. I remember him as an energetic, smart and fun person to hang-out with. I am sorry for your loss.


      Mark Votel

    • Sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. We were classmates at St. John’s and I always appreciated his intelligence and sharp wit … and his attraction and great love for that girl named Jean.

    • My sympathy for your family. Rest In Peace Phil. You have left this world too soon but your spirit will not be forgotten.

    • Phil was a good college friend junior and senior year at ST John’s. Pretty good bridge player as I recall and loved hockey. His sense of humor was contagious and he was a good trickster. Not sure if all the hair he shaved off my arm while I was sleeping in the dorm room ever came back but but its a fun memory I will always have of him. Thanks for your friendship, Phil.

    • So sorry to learn of the passing of Phil. I got to know Phil through professional associations and business dealings. But of course, what I so much enjoyed about Phil was his quick wit and whimsical humor. My deepest condolences to Phil’s family, other loved ones and friends.

    • Phil was my master in sterilization world and made me what I am today and I can never forget that. Please receive my sympathy and condolences .

    • Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the family. Phil was a bright light gone to soon. A respected 3Mer and Hudson hockey booster. .