Obituary for Lillian Eugenia Schnell
Lillian Schnell, 97 of Deland, formerly of Ridgewood, New York passed away peacefully on October 6, 2017. Our Mom was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 19, 1919, and in 1949 married my dad, William Henry Schnell Sr., who preceded his passing in 2014.
Mother worked many years as telephone operator and as cherished homemaker; raised four children Dorothy (Ron, spouse), Anna (Bill, spouse), Elinor, William Jr, (Louise, spouse), and Regina Salermo a devoted daughter-in-law throughout the years. Also Nana included a wonderful legacy, of eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren presently in the family.
Spreading the Gospel was important in Lillian’s life, and as an advocate of teaching Sunday school and partaking seriously in Vacation Bible Study, many students were influenced over the years. Even later on in life when mother was in her early 90’s, wheel chair bound, involvement was greatly emphasized. Mother believed and instilled in all us, her no-nonsense German/Swiss up bringing from the depression, that she expected moral and loving relationship from all of us. Therefore as siblings, we nicknamed her the, “Sargent”.
Throughout the years, she loved going to the beach with family and friends, and again a treasured moment was gifted us, as Anna and I took Mom to Daytona Beach earlier during the week before her passing.
Viewing and a Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday October 12th at 7 P.M. at the Lohman Funeral Home in Deland, Florida.
Friday October 13th at 11 A.M. a service at the Lohman Funeral Home in Deland, Florida with burial at the
Deland Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Please share a memory with the family at: www.Lohmanfuneralhome.com
We will miss you dearly Mom and we all know God has welcomed you home so you can be dancing with Him in heaven. Hugs and Kisses (oooxxx)