Mary Elizabeth Schneider, 97

Mary Elizabeth Schneider, 97, of Marshalltown passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Glenwood Place in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to

Mary was born February 4, 1917 to Katherine Piazza and Carl Giannetto in Marshalltown, IA. She went to Abbott School for 5 years and then attended St. Mary’s school until through 8th grade. At a young age, she went to work at Marshalltown Manufacturing and Swifts. In 1941, she moved to California to live with family. She worked at consolidated aircraft in San Diego with her sister Carmella, spent two years working in assembly, and then to Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach for 2 years. She moved back to Marshalltown where she was married and worked at Marshalltown Manufacturing, Marshalltown Trowel, Marshalltown Medical and Surgical center and eventually retired from Fisher Controls after 21 years.

Mary will be missed by her brother, Joe Giannetto of Union, IA and sister, Carmella Humphreys of Virginia, two sons, Gary (Sue) Schneider of Guttenberg, IA and Peter (Linda) Schneider of Marshalltown, IA, three grandchildren, Courtney Schneider of Springfield, MO, Rob (Heather) Schneider of Marietta, IA and Dan Schneider of Albion, IA and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Louie, Nick, Tony and Frank Giannetto.