In Loving Memory

John D. Schneekloth

June 24, 1936 - February 12, 2021

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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 Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory of Daphne, AL





  2. Darlene and Mike Drogmiller

    Mike and I send our deepest sorrows for the entire family. May God hold you in his hand and give you peace.

  3. Helmut Huber

    Our deepest condolences to Heidi and family. We are so saddened over the loss of our dear friend, John, ‘Schneky’. He will forever remain in our heart and prayers. Will meet up one day in heaven to play some gin-rummy. We love and miss you very very much – Helmut & Susan

  4. Hank Tarbox

    Lucette and I send our condolences to Heidi and family. We are remembering good meals at the Town Tavern and our trips to St. Martin together. Those were the days!

  5. ann kennedy

    So sorry to hear of Johns passing. We will be praying for all the Schneekloth family. Keep all the good memories and he will be in your hearts forever. GODS blessing to your family. Kennedy and Dunn family.

  6. Riva Fralick

    As a member of the German-American Friendship Group, it was a pleasure to meet and get to know John. John was very proud of his son being head of restaurants at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear. We enjoyed many a tasty German meal every month, thanks to him. We will miss John (Senior) very much. He was always making a joke or laughing at one and he loved his family very much. We will raise a glass to John and say Prost and Auf Wiedersehen! God Bless you all.

  7. The Douwsmas

    So sorry for the loss of such a dear man and good neighbor.

  8. Angela Borrello

    My condolences to you and the family. May he RIP.

  9. Bud heithaus

    Heidi. Suzi and I are so sorry to learn of John s passing. He was a good man and we were lucky to have known him. Our condolences to Andrea and John. R I p Bud

  10. Dave Hall

    Heidi, Andrea, and Beau,
    Ann and I wish to send to you our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear dad. He truly was one of a kind and the best friend one could ever hope to have. We had many laughs over the years and I have missed him dearly since your move to Ala. Our golf matches, and the daily gin rummy games will never be forgotten. I pray that my dear friend rests in peace.


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