John Dieter Schneekloth, 84, a resident of Fairhope, passed away, Friday, February 12, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on June 24, 1936 in Berlin, Germany.
John was a veteran of the US Army and a member of the American Legion Post #199 in Fairhope. He took an apprenticeship in an upscale hotel before traveling to America to work in many hotels and country clubs. After which he became a restaurateur, owning two restaurants while living in New York. He enjoyed a good game of golf and loved playing gin rummy.
He is survived by his loving spouse of 53 years, Heidi Elizabeth Schneekloth of Fairhope; his children, Andrea (Brian) Kelder and John (Young) Schneekloth, all of Fairhope. Also surviving are his beloved grandchildren, Jacob Schneekloth, Brian Kelder, Zachary Kelder.
The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 5PM – 7PM on Wednesday evening, February 17, 2021 at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Rd., Daphne, AL, 36526.
A celebration of John’s life will be held at 11AM CST, Friday, February 19, 2021 at Hughes Funeral Home. There will be a time of visitation prior to the service beginning at 10AM,
Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory of Daphne, AL