Schnetzler, Frances A., Okemos, Michigan, Formerly of Saginaw, MI

Passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010, at the Hospice House of Mid Michigan. She was 88 years old. Frances A. Sural was born on July 5, 1922 in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Frank and Marie (Opavsky) Sural. She married Donald F. Schnetzler on May 17, 1947 in Saginaw; he preceded her in death on October 27, 1995. Fran loved and cherished her family and friends above all. She enjoyed traveling, golfing and volunteering with various charitable organizations throughout the community. For many years, Fran served as the chair of the Girl’s State Program and Treasurer of the American Legion Post #439. She also founded the American Legion Scholarship Fund in memory of her husband. She is survived by her children: Donald C. Schnetzler (Mary Biagini), Boyne Falls and Cindy A. Schnetzler, DeWitt, brother-in-law and sister-in law Wallace and Kathleen Schnetzler (Standish), nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her siblings Amelia Sural, Frank (Frieda) Sural, Helen (John) Sheredy, Rose (Hank) Jezowski, and Eleanor (Ernest Neumann and Russ Emeott). The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who reached out to help our mother the last few years, and to the staff at the Hospice House of Mid Michigan for their exceptional loving care they extended to her. Frances’ funeral liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 13, 2010 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1310 Malzahn. Rev. Fr. William R. Taylor will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow with entombment in St. Andrew Mausoleum. Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Legion Post #439 Scholarship Fund or the Hospice House of Mid Michigan, PO Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909-9986. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com