Schnell, Edward H. "Eddie", St. Charles, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away early Friday, February 05, 2010, at Covenant Cooper. Age 84 years. Eddie was born January 18, 1926 in Saginaw, the son of the late Henry and Catherine (Erdman) Schnell. He graduated from Arthur Hill Technical School. He owned Schnell’s Body Shop, now Schnell’s Service Center, Inc., since 1948. He married Donna M. Bauer on June 19, 1948; she survives him. He was a member of Barnard Road Community Church. He was an accomplished accordion player, playing with various Christian groups and also at Community Village on Monday mornings. Surviving besides his wife Donna are two daughters and one son, Linda and Russ Bricault, Sally Holtrop, and John Schnell, all of Saginaw; another son-in-law, Ronald Palmer, Indian River; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lana Schnell Palmer, on December 26, 2009. He was also predeceased by one grandson, twin great-grandchildren, one sister and two brothers, Helen Engel, and Fred and Daniel Schnell. Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at Barnard Road Community Church, 3111 Barnard Road. Pastor Rob Troutman will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. His family will receive friends at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday and then at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. His family extends special thanks to everyone at Covenant Neuro-Trauma ICU. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family’s choice.