John F. Schneidmiller

Jan. 2, 1945 – Feb. 28, 2021

Funeral services for John Schneidmiller, 76-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away Sunday at the Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5 at the Harness Funeral Home with Pastor Don Paulson officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Donations in John’s memory may be made to Buffalo EMS in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at

John F. Schneidmiller was born on Jan. 2, 1945 in Cheyenne to Sam and Helen Schneidmiller. He grew up and went to school in Cheyenne and graduated from Cheyenne Central High School with the class of 1963. After high school he joined the National Guard and retired after serving 22 years. John was married on July 1, 1967 in Cheyenne to Cheryl Keil and they made their home Cheyenne where John worked in the Game and Fish Office. In 1971, John and Cheryl moved to Buffalo where he became the game warden. He stayed in Buffalo for 25 years and was then transferred to Gillette for the last 10 years. He retired in 2005 and moved back to Buffalo where he and Cheryl lived until his death.

John liked to hunt, fish and camp in the Bighorns. He loved to tie fishing flies and sold them to numerous stores. He bowled in many National Bowling Tournaments every year. He was a member of the Buffalo Masonic Lodge for many years and was also in the Kalif Shrine and Scottish Rite. He and Cheryl enjoyed traveling and gardening.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl Schneidmiller of Buffalo; one daughter Mindy Freese and her husband Gordon of Casper; one son Sean Schneidmiller of Cheyenne; two grandchildren, Austin and Kylie Freese of Casper; one cousin John Nichols of Tucson, Arizona; and one nephew Jason Schneidmiller of Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Sam Schneidmiller.