Schrems, Delbert J. “Del”, Freeland, Michigan

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Covenant HealthCare-Cooper Campus with his family at his side. Age 73 years. Son of the late Herbert and Edwina (McMann) Schrems, Delbert was born June 2, 1941 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served 6 years in the U.S. Army and Michigan National Guard as a Sgt. Del was a member of American Legion Post #439. Delbert married Nancy Ann Mosteller of Bay City on November 5, 1966. She survives him. He took great pride in serving 15 years on the Saginaw City Council and was Mayor from 1987-1989. Del served 12 years on the Saginaw-Midland Water Supply Corp., Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees, Saginaw County Solid Waste Authority, Habitat for Humanity Board, and many other city and county committees. He was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Helen and St. John Vianney Catholic Churches and served on their parish councils. Del coached softball, baseball and was a Cub Scout Leader for his boys. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council #4232 and served as Grand Knight for three years and was also a member of Msgr. Horton Fourth Degree. Del also collected books on Saginaw History. He retired in 1996 from Saginaw Mallable Iron with 37 years of service. After retirement he also worked for Commission on Aging and Guardian Angel Respite Center. Surviving besides his loving wife Nancy are three sons and one daughter and seven grandchildren of whom he was so proud, Michael (Andrea) Schrems and their children, Brendan and Cassidy, Freeland; Andrew (Lisa) Schrems and their children, Emma and Ashtyn, Castle Rock, Colorado; Jennifer (Andrew) Busch and their children Hannah, Andrew and Samuel, East Lansing; John Schrems and special friend, Tina Louise, Ferndale; two brothers and three sisters, David (Mary Kay) Schrems, Racine, Wisconsin; Lynne (Mark) Sahlgren, Kalamazoo; Sally (Don) Miles, Saginaw; Douglas Schrems, Lansing; Diane Thompson, Saginaw; two brothers-in-law, Thomas Mosteller, Niles; John Maciejewski, Essexville; many nieces and nephews. Del was preceded in death by a special niece and Goddaughter, Karsha Schrems; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Doris Mosteller; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Kowalski and Judy Maciejewski. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 335 Johnson St., Freeland. Rev. Fr. Robert DeLand will officiate. Honoring Mr. Schrems wishes cremation will follow. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and on Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Council # 4232 will pray the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Saginaw County Special Olympics, Old Town Soup Kitchen or the Underground Railroad.