Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Neal J. Schneider Funeral Director/Owner

Neal is the 5th generation of the Schneider Family to become a funeral director. Neal attended UW Rock County and UW Whitewater and is a 2005 graduate of the MATC School of Mortuary Science. He served his apprenticeship at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Janesville, and had also worked at Becker Ritter Funeral Home in Brookfield until returning to Janesville upon graduation.  In 2015, Neal joined the partnership with his father and grandfather, and when Neal's grandfather retired in 2016, he became partners with his father William Schneider.  Neal later purchased the remaining share of the funeral home from his father in April of 2019 when William retired. When not working Neal enjoys motorcycles, snowmobiles, and boating.

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Andi Emmel Funeral Director/Director of Cremation Services

Andi graduated from Craig High School in 1982 and served four years of active duty in the U.S. Army. He earned an associates degree in Criminal Justice through Central Texas College and was a Wisconsin State Trooper for 20 years. He joined the firm in June of 2006, working part-time, and after retiring from the State Patrol in 2014, earned his associates degree in Funeral Service at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He is a Janesville resident and has two wonderful children, Aaron and Lindsay.

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Emily C. Leifer Funeral Director/ Care Center Specialist

Emily is a Care Center Specialist, with CANA certification (Cremation Association of North America), whose passion is taking care of your loved one. She obtained an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2012. Emily joined the staff of Schneider Funeral Home in 2016 and has over 11 years of funeral home experience. Emily and her husband Nick have been together for 13 years and have a beautiful Shiba Inu named Momo. When relaxing, she enjoys being with family, monthly board game nights, singing and traveling the world.

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James L. Hendrikson Funeral Assistant

My wife, Corrine, and I have been blessed by the Lord to have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  I served 6 years with the U.S. Navy and currently I am a retired pastor in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.  In December 2001, I was honored to become an associate with Schneider Funeral Home where together we provide compassionate care to families in the loss of a loved one.

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Andy Snow Funeral Director Apprentice

Andy Graduated from Parker High School in 1996 and served active duty in the U.S. Navy.  He earned an Associate's Degree at U.W. Rock County and a Bachelor's in elementary education at U.W.Platteville. He worked 7 years as a pre school teacher and 4 years as a case manager with helping homeless veterans.  Andy is serving his apprenticeship at Schneider Funeral Home and planning to attend MATC school of Mortuary Science in 2020.  Andy and his daughter, Madalyne, are members of St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Neal J. Schneider

Funeral Director/Owner
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Neal is the 5th generation of the Schneider Family to become a funeral director. Neal attended UW Rock County and UW Whitewater and is a 2005 graduate of the MATC School of Mortuary Science. He served his apprenticeship at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Janesville, and had also worked at Becker Ritter Funeral Home in Brookfield until returning to Janesville upon graduation.  In 2015, Neal joined the partnership with his father and grandfather, and when Neal's grandfather retired in 2016, he became partners with his father William Schneider.  Neal later purchased the remaining share of the funeral home from his father in April of 2019 when William retired. When not working Neal enjoys motorcycles, snowmobiles, and boating.

Andi Emmel

Funeral Director/Director of Cremation Services
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Andi graduated from Craig High School in 1982 and served four years of active duty in the U.S. Army. He earned an associates degree in Criminal Justice through Central Texas College and was a Wisconsin State Trooper for 20 years. He joined the firm in June of 2006, working part-time, and after retiring from the State Patrol in 2014, earned his associates degree in Funeral Service at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He is a Janesville resident and has two wonderful children, Aaron and Lindsay.

Emily C. Leifer

Funeral Director/ Care Center Specialist
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Emily is a Care Center Specialist, with CANA certification (Cremation Association of North America), whose passion is taking care of your loved one. She obtained an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2012. Emily joined the staff of Schneider Funeral Home in 2016 and has over 11 years of funeral home experience. Emily and her husband Nick have been together for 13 years and have a beautiful Shiba Inu named Momo. When relaxing, she enjoys being with family, monthly board game nights, singing and traveling the world.

James L. Hendrikson

Funeral Assistant
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My wife, Corrine, and I have been blessed by the Lord to have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  I served 6 years with the U.S. Navy and currently I am a retired pastor in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.  In December 2001, I was honored to become an associate with Schneider Funeral Home where together we provide compassionate care to families in the loss of a loved one.

Andy Snow

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Andy Graduated from Parker High School in 1996 and served active duty in the U.S. Navy.  He earned an Associate's Degree at U.W. Rock County and a Bachelor's in elementary education at U.W.Platteville. He worked 7 years as a pre school teacher and 4 years as a case manager with helping homeless veterans.  Andy is serving his apprenticeship at Schneider Funeral Home and planning to attend MATC school of Mortuary Science in 2020.  Andy and his daughter, Madalyne, are members of St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church.