Elmer M. Schnell

Birth: July 23rd, 1924
Death: November 12th, 2017
Age: 93 years
Residence:South Lyon
Previous Residence(s):Frankenlust Twp.

Elmer M. Schnell

South Lyon, Michigan

formerly of Frankenlust Twp.


Our beloved Elmer passed away Sunday evening November 12, 2017 at South

Lyon Senior Care and Rehab Center, age 93. He was born the son of the late

Frederick and Meta (Gerhauser) Schnell July 23, 1924 in Frankenlust Twp.,

Bay County, Michigan and had resided in this area all his life. Elmer attended

church at St. John Lutheran Church (Amelith), farmed for many years, worked

and retired from General Motors after many years of service, enjoyed hunting,

fishing, gardening, a good roaring fire and relaxing at the cottage enjoying

views of the lake. Surviving to carry on Elmer’s legacy are 3 sons; Fredrick

(Christine) Schnell, Edward Schnell, Benjamin (Shelly) Hoffman, 4 grand-

children; Kyle Canole, James, Brittany and Autumn Derr, 1 brother; Wilber

Schnell, many Gerhauser family members and friends. Also welcoming Elmer

home is a son; Elmer, Jr., his former wife; Juanita Schnell, 2 brothers; Edward

and Alvin and a special cousin; Norman Gerhauser.


Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday November 17, 2017 at the

Freeland Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. Rev. Steph-

en P. Starke will officiate with private family burial to follow in Fremont

Cemetery (Monitor Twp.). Elmer’s family will receive friends at the Freeland

Chapel on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Please, in lieu of flow-

ers please consider a memorial in Elmer’s name to the East Side Soup Kitchen


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