January 7, 1933 - April 24, 2020
Edwin John Schneider, 87, a man with a gregarious personality and quick wit, passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2020 at his home. He was born on January 7, 1933 to Edward and Matilda (Rademacher) Schneider in Fowler, MI. Ed served his country in the US Army as a tank crewman during the Korean War. After returning home he met his future wife Rosalie Cortright in Lansing at Bradleys Dance Hall, and they were married June 8, 1955 . When they started their family they filled their home with love, caring, adventure, helping others, and the Word of God. Edwin worked as a Carpenter for Oldsmobile until his retirement in 1981 after 30 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Mens Club, the St. Vincent DePaul Society, and the Eaton Area Senior Center. His family fondly remembers that he loved the outdoors. It didn't matter if it was in the woods hunting, or caring for his enormous "weed free" garden( with 24 rows of potatoes), or working the farm. His children remember many lessons learned from their father. "Always put forth your best effort," "Never do things halfway", "You should learn how to be independent", and "weed that garden", were among the many lessons he taught his family. Some of the things that Ed and Rosalie enjoyed include: camping, hiking, square dancing, polka music (especially the Beer Barrel Polka), and fall fishing trips to Sault Ste. Marie. After their retirement, Rosalie and Edwin enjoyed several trips to McAllen, TX, and a special trip to Alaska and Newfoundland. Edwin is survived by children, Marcella (Mike) Haag, Marvin (Teri) Schneider, Dorothy (Ron) Schroder, Edward (Lynn) Schneider, Deacon Charles (Marlene) Schneider, and Kay (Parks) Preston; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Alvin Schneider. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Mae Schneider; daughter, Nancy; brothers, Andrew Schneider, Leo Schneider, Leonard Schneider, Louis Schneider, Joseph Schneider, and Hilary Schneider; sisters, Antoinette Schneider, Catherine Heckman, Sister Florian Schneider, and Ann Leneman. A Funeral Mass for immediate family will be celebrated 1:00 PM Friday May 1st at St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte with Rev. Fr. Dwight Ezop officiating. The Mass will be webcast so others may watch it from any computer, smart phone, or mobile device that has internet access. The family will receive visitors Thursday from 6:30-8 PM at the Pray Funeral Home with a Rosary recited by Deacon Charles Schneider at 7:00 PM. Due to current Executive Orders, Those attending visitation will be asked to wear a mask and will be directed into the visitation rooms by Pray Funeral Home staff to maintain no more than 10 people in any room. The Rosary will be webcast so others may watching it from any computer, smart phone, or mobile device that has internet access. The Funeral Mass and Rosary webcast will be available through Ed's Tribute page at www.PrayFuneral.com, click on Ed's Tribute, then click Photos and videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). Prior to the beginning of the service, a link will appear on this page to watch the web cast. Friends and extended family members are also encouraged to share memories of Ed on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com, and/or send flowers to the service to show your support for the family. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Mary Catholic Church St. Mary St. Vincent DePaul Society, or the Eaton Area Senior Center. Friends and family are encouraged to . The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Edwin John Schneider, 87, a man with a gregarious personality and quick wit, passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2020 at his home. He was born on January 7, 1933 to Edward and Matilda (Rademacher) Schneider in Fowler, MI. Ed served his... View Obituary & Service Information
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