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Long Time Pro George Schneiter, Jr. Passes Away

George Schneiter, Jr., long time Utah professional  and owner of Schneiter's Pebblebrook Golf Course,  passed away Saturday, Feb. 6th.Funeral services have  been set for Monday, Feburary 15th, at 11 a.m.

George has been prominent in Utah golf his entire life. He is the son of Utah Golf Hall of Famer George Schneiter, Sr., who was the first executive director  of the PGA Tour, and two of his sons, Gary and Steve  have carried on the family golf tradition.

Gary is the head pro at Schneiter's Pebblebrook and Steve has been one of Utah's top playing professionals and has won the National PGA Club Professional championship on two occasions.

“We extend our sympathy to the George Schneiter family and extended family and admire and respect their significant contributions to golf in Utah,” said Reed McGregor, UGA President.

Golfers may express condolences online at

The complete obituary is as follows:

George Malan Schneiter “Jerry” George Malan Schneiter (Jerry), 78, passed away on February 6, 2010, due to complications from Diabetes.

He was born August 12, 1932, in Ogden, Utah, to George Henry and Bernice Malan Schneiter, they preceded him in death.

He attended grade and high schools in Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in banking and finance, from the University of Utah. He was an Eagle Scout.

He met his sweetheart, JoAnn, in Ogden, Utah and they were married January 19, 1954, later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He served in the military for two years, from 1955-1957, in Fort Carson, Colorado. He played on the Army golf team, where he was the Fort Carson post champion and his team won the Army championship.

George was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, where he served a two-year mission to the Southern States mission. He held various callings in the church.

He was a professional golfer and a member of the PGA for 50 years. He developed and owned Lake Hills golf course in Billings, Montana and Schneiter's Pebble Brook in Sandy, Utah.

He played the PGA tour and the senior tour for many years. He won many golf tournaments throughout the Intermountain West and had 32 hole-in-ones.

His greatest joys were his family, especially being with his grandchildren. He was always generous and willing to help others that were in need.

George is survived by his wife; JoAnn, sons; George, Gary (Kim), Dan, Stephen (Jill), Michael, daughter; Elizabeth (Brett) Godfrey, 14 grandchildren, sister, Cheryl White, brother, Thair, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 15, 2010 at the Hillcrest 2nd Ward, 915 East Peach Blossom Drive.

A visitation will be held Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South in Sandy and one hour prior to the services at the church.

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