Obit: Gordon W. Schneider, 90, Irons

March 8, 2014

AD_100_wymanGordon W. Schneider, aged 90 of Irons, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Brethren.  Gordon was born in Dorr, MI on January 19, 1924 to Lawrence and Helen (Schumacker) Schneider, and served his country during World War II with the Army.

On August 23, 1947, he married Eunice Pickett at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, and they celebrated 62 years together before Eunice preceded him in death in 2009.

Gordon was a retiree of General Motors where he worked in maintenance repair at the Fisher Body plant until 1983. In his retirement, he was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Irons, was very active with the Peacock Senior Center, and loved to spend time hunting, fishing and playing cards.

Along with his wife Eunice, he was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Earl Schneider.  Gordon is survived by his two nieces, his cousin Clarence Schumaker of Byron Center, and his good friends Harry Mead and Barb and Paul Mayzes all of Irons.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Gordon on Thursday, March 13 at 11:00 am at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Irons, with Rev. Dennis O’Donnell as celebrant.  Burial will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Irons in the spring.  Friends may gather with his family for a time of visitation on Thursday from 10:00 am until time of mass at the church.  Those who wish to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Peacock Senior Center.

Funeral arrangements are being cared for by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville.

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