Obituary: Matthew J. Schneider

Jan. 20, 1972 – Aug. 29, 2023

Matthew J. Schneider, 51, of Chippewa Falls, died Tuesday, August 29, 2023, of natural causes.

On January 20, 1972, Matt was born to Ken and Charlotte (Schuster) Schneider, in Eau Claire, WI. He graduated from Rhinelander High School with the class of 1990. Matt graduated from UW-La Crosse in 1995, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications. He married Rebecca (Knudtson) on August 3, 1996, at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Matt enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his precious “daddy-daughter bonding time.”

Matt is survived by his wife, Rebecca; daughters, Emma & Lydia; mother, Charlotte; sisters, Vicki (Carl) Thiry and Terri (Jeff) Farley; niece, Elizabeth (Jeremy) Patrick-Crane; nephew, Justin (Amanda) Farley; in-laws, Gerry and Kathy Brock; brother-in-law, Erik (Jessica) Knudtson; sister-in-law, Anne (JD) Woolard; along with many other loving relatives and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ken.

The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Central Lutheran Church, 28 E. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls.

Per Matt’s wishes, there will be a celebration of life memorial service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at Central Lutheran Church with a visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Rev. Aaron Sturgis will be officiating. The interment will be at a later date.

With his background in medical research and commitment to helping others, Matt generously chose to be an organ and tissue donor.

In lieu of flowers, please support the following organizations that he was very passionate about, Rich Seubert Annual Trap Shoot, Feed My People Food Bank of Eau Claire, Central Lutheran Church Foundation, UW Carbone Cancer Center, and/or Ridin’ for a Reason Rally – Breast Cancer Fundraiser, or give to a charity of your choice.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family. Please share your memories and condolences online at