Marilynn Schneider

Obituary of Marilynn Schneider

Marilynn A Schneider died peacefully in her home on Thursday, October 27, 2022, after battling a broken hip during a fall she received while trimming bushes on a beautiful Easter day, 2021. 

She leaves behind her son Gregory J. Schneider; brother, Joseph Charles Novak II; sister-in-law Siy Lilian Novak; nephews and their wives, Erik Joseph Novak, Joseph Charles Novak, Shelly Novak and Erika Novak their children, Johan Alan Novak and Axel Fredrick Novak; nephew Douglas Schneider and his wife Linda Schneider and their two children Carissa Maguire and Jeffery Schneider; Nephew Diana Schneider and her two children Brian Shuster and Allison Gebie her daughter Charlotte Gebie and her husband Matthew Gibie. Cousin, Daniel Schneider and his son Julian Schneider.

Marilynn was preceded in death by her son, Scott W. Schneider, and her husband, Walter Herman Schneider.

Marilynn was very active with the village of Beach Park, serving two terms with the village before running for village president and losing. She remained active with the village helping the village plan for the yearly memorial celebration. Marilynn was the first female dentist to practice in Lake County and opened her dental practice with her husband Walter in 1955 in the Butz building on 27th and Sheridan Road. They were the only dentists in Zion at the time charging $20.00 for a filling. She met her husband Walter at the University of Illinois who attended college after serving as a radio operator during the Korean War. 

"My mother often spoke of the wonderful times they had going dancing with the funds my father was receiving from the G.I. bill. In the later years, while they were still young, my parents took many wonderful vacations to destinations such as Russia, China, Australia, Canada, and Hawaii. She was the first mate on all the boats my father owned throughout the course of his life. She loved to garden and crochet and throughout her home hang many water colors painting that she had painted over her life time. One of her favorite gifts that she liked to give to her two sons were beautiful water color paintings of any house that we had purchased, they are treasured. Both of my parents were wonderful people. They both stopped the pain of thousands of people thru their dentistry and always took the time to help, even on their off days. She was my closest friend and we shared many things with each other. I will miss her dearly and will think about her everyday along with all the others that have passed. She was a top shelf wife, mother, daughter, and good friend to many others. Her whimsical laugh and unexpected humor will be greatly missed. I love you mom I hope your happy now, the pain is gone."

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL.  A funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Entombment will follow at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Zion.  Please visit the online guest book at

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