Anne Schneider
Anne Schneider

Obituary of Anne Schneider

Anne Schneider, 89, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, died Friday, October 13, 2023, surrounded by her family at home.

Anne was born September 4, 1934, in Loudonville, Ohio, the daughter of Elmer and Betty (née Breitenbucher) Stitzlein. After graduating from Loudonville High School, Anne received her RN degree at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and her BA in psychology at Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb, Illinois. She was awarded a graduate fellowship by the National Science Foundation and earned her Masters and PhD degrees in biological psychology at Northern Illinois University.

After her post-doctoral fellowship Anne was on the faculty of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she was one of only a few clinical psychologists specializing in the relationship between the brain and behavior. In addition to her clinical work, Anne was actively involved in teaching and mentoring, and clinical research including early dementia drug studies. In 1985 she moved to Minneapolis and joined the staff of Noran Neurological Clinic in Minneapolis, where she remained until her retirement in 1999.

Anne married Robert W. Schneider, also of Loudonville, Ohio, on June 12 1955. He predeceased her in 2013.

Anne is survived by her children Richard Jeffrey Schneider (Pam King) of San Diego, California, Ronald Eric (Charlotte) Schneider of Boulder, Colorado, and Lynne Elizabeth Schneider (Leland Scott) of Eagan, Minnesota; her grandchildren Elizabeth (Danny) Ries, Sam Schneider, Samantha Schneider, Amy Schneider, Laurel Scott (Jake Mobberley), and Graham Scott; a brother Elmer Stitzlein of Wenatchee, Washington, and a sister Carol Stitzlein of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her terribly.

Anne was an avid traveler; visiting more than 30 countries and most of the United States. She loved sunshine and the outdoors, and enjoyed many activities such as biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, and swimming. Her bridge games, dinners, cocktail parties, and movie nights were enjoyed by friends and family, and she delighted in [endlessly] directing others in rearranging her furniture.

No service will be held in accordance with Anne's wishes. Anne’s family suggests that donations in her memory could be made to the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Foundation (

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