Donna J. Schneider, 62, of Castalia died unexpectedly Friday morning, May 21, 2010, in her residence.
She was born Feb. 15, 1948, in Sandusky and graduated from Perkins High School in 1966. She was a mail carrier for the Clyde post office.
Donna was an extremely devoted mother who will be terribly missed by her son and daughter in-law. She was a lover of all God's creatures, both great and small. Donna rescued literally hundreds of stray or distressed animals over the course of her lifetime. There is a special place in heaven reserved for those who give so freely to help animals who cannot help themselves. She will receive her reward in heaven even as those of us left behind lament her absence.
She is survived by her son Shawn (Kathleen) Schneider of Toledo; and her sister, Carol Heidl of Sandusky.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Martha (Reed) Heidl.
A memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia; the Rev. Don Spurlock will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Another Chance Sanctuary, 3320 CR 175, Clyde, OH 43410.
Condolences may be shared with the family at ransomfuneralhome.com.