Rochelle H. Schneider
June 18, 1939 ~ May 1, 2014
Rochelle H. (Pigeon) Schneider, 74, Sioux Falls, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.
Visitation will be Monday, May 5, 2014, from 3-7pm, at Linwood Wesleyan Church, Sioux Falls, with family present, 5-7pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 6th, 11:00am, also at Linwood Wesleyan, with Pastor Bob McHenry officiating. Internment will take place Thursday, May 8, at the Black Hills National Cemetery, at 10:30am.
Rochelle H. Pigeon was born June 18, 1939, to Bae and Pearl (Stevens) Pigeon. She was raised on the family farm near Dunseith, ND, and she attended and graduated from DHS in 1958. Rochelle met a young man and on June 18, 1960, she married Stanley Schneider. In 1961, the couple moved to Rapid City where they resided for most of their life together. Rochelle worked part time at the Jolly Lane Greenhouse. The family expanded when their daughter, Cyndy came into their lives and Rochelle elected to stay home and raise her. In 1981, she began working at Landstrom’s Jewelry in the production of Black Hills gold jewelry. She remained there for over 14 years. Rochelle and Stanley loved to travel and for several years they traveled to Yuma, AZ, in their motorhome. Unfortunately, Stanley died in 2003 and eventually Rochelle moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to her grandchildren.
Rochelle was a woman of many talents. She loved to cook and bake and cake decorating. She loved her roses and gardening was a major pastime. Sewing and mending also occupied her life as she made several dresses and other clothing for her family. You could also count on finding her television on QVC as she loved to shop. Rochelle loved spending time with her granddaughters and supported every event they participated in including musical performances and sporting events. She was very active with her church, Linwood Wesleyan, by assisting in the kitchen for any event and with her Sunday-School group as they met for coffee or other social events. She was seen regularly for coffee at both HyVee and Panera Bread with her friends. She also traveled with them to Branson, MO and other places. She also participated in the Red Hat Society.
Rochelle will be deeply missed by her daughter, Cyndy (Brad) Johnson, Sioux Falls; two granddaughters, Sarah and Katie Johnson; and two brothers, Bruce Pigeon, Garrison, ND, and Russell Pigeon, of Pick City, ND.
Rochelle was preceded in death by her parents, Bae and Pearl; her husband, Stanley; and one brother, Gary Pigeon.