Helen K. Schneberger, 88, Monticello

Helen Kathleen “Kay” (Leeney) Schneberger, 88, Monticello, formerly of Iowa City, Iowa, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013,  in Waconia, Minn. Kay was a resident of St. Benedict Senior Community in Monticello, Minn.
Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m., at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Iowa City, Iowa. The Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiated. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m., at the Church, where a rosary was recited at 10 a.m.
Kay was born June 26, 1925, in Holbrook, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Laurine (Donahue) Leeney. She was a 1943 graduate of St. Patrick’s High School as well as a graduate of Brown’s Business College. She was employed by Northwestern Bell Company, Dr. William Bywater, and the University of Iowa. She was also a volunteer at St. Benedict’s Senior Community. Kay married Robert Schneberger in 1948. She had lived in Centerville, Fredricksburg, Mason City, and Clear Lake, Iowa, Galva, Ill. and Austin, Minn. In recent years she moved to Monticello to be near family. She is a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Monticello and a member of The Catholic Daughters. She was a devout Catholic. Her faith gave her great comfort. Kay had an extreme love and devotion for praying the rosary.
Kay was an avid card player, especially bridge, reader, and a cherished friend to many. She experienced the joy of living, laughing, storytelling, and devoting her life to her family. She was known by all as a lady of excellent taste having a flair for fashion.
Kay is survived by her six loving children; one son, and five daughters, Sandra (David) Holmes, Herrin, Ill.; Theresa (Terry) Shields, Galva, Ill.; Joseph (Judy Liautaud) Schneberger, Oak Grove, Minn.; Nancy (David) Grice, Ft. Collins, Colo.; Laurie (Bill) Bartlett, Big Lake, Minn.; Mary Villagran, Alexandria, Minn; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her siblings, Frank and Donald “Gene” Leeney, Dolores Hanrahan, Rose Mary Rogers, Shirley Rocca, Marlene Fuhrmeister, and Lucille Boyd.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be Mass Offerings or the donor’s choice.