Lloyd Elton Schnabelrauch

October 2, 1934 – June 4, 2022

Lloyd Elton Schnabelrauch, 87 years old, passed to heaven peacefully from natural causes with his family around him, in the home that he and wife Sue built together 54 years ago. Lloyd was born on October 2, 1934 to William and Ione (Eves) Schnabelrauch of Dansville, Michigan. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Susan (Stone), daughters Kim (Lauryn, grandchildren Mark, Daniel and Jeanene (Michael) Rulason and great-grandchildren Theo and Zoey) Rodgers, Peggy (Todd, grandsons Hunter and Landon) Napieralski, and Amy (Peter, granddaughters Olivia, Sophia, and Gabriella) Hanover, and two siblings, Lewis Schnabelrauch and Corla Kyes, along with several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and step-father, Gus Theodorski, his infant son, Brett (1964), and his sisters Muriel Kinney (2017), and Lorraine Proseus (2020), and brother Clarence Schnabelrauch (2019).

Lloyd worked as a skilled-tradesman, Millwright at General Motors for 32 years and had a gifted mechanical mind. Among the many things he enjoyed at work, some major highlights of his career were his involvement in the N Car program and being instrumental in the development of Oldsmobile’s Quad 4 engine. He helped many family members and friends with automotive and household maintenance throughout his life and also served his church, South Lansing Christian Church as a building custodian for many years. Family and faith were of the utmost importance to Lloyd and he was a current member of West Lansing Church of Christ. Lloyd was also a veteran, serving his country in the armed forces with an honorable discharge in 1962.

We are gathering for a service and meal to celebrate his life with all those who knew and loved him dearly, on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m., at West Lansing Church of Christ, 5505 W. St. Joseph Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917.

Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.

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June 11, 2022 at 5:20 pm

The Lord got a great saint.

Judy Baade Lewis
June 14, 2022 at 11:40 am

A good friend of many years. Our thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Judy Based Lewis and Joy Baade.

Carol McAlvey
June 15, 2022 at 2:20 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you Sue.

Ruth Newsome
June 16, 2022 at 10:45 am

My condolences to the family.

Richard ,Gordennell (Whitaker)Griner
June 17, 2022 at 10:20 am

So sorry for ur loss ,prayers and love to all of u he will be missed ,but we will have all the memories ,always in our heart ,May God Bless u all .

Michael Hackney
June 17, 2022 at 12:42 pm

A good friend, neighbor, and follower of Christ. Miss seeing him out in his yard.

Ken and Kris Proseus Smith
June 17, 2022 at 5:17 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schnabelrauch and extended families at this difficult time. Uncle Lloyd lived such an accomplished life. Surely, he will be remembered as hardworking, a role model and mentor. Mr. 442. His service for our country is so special and greatly appreciated. May there be peace and comfort in cherished memories along with the eternal promise…that he has stepped onto the shore of heaven has been welcomed by the loving hand of God.
“The Lord is near to all who call on Him”
Psalm 145:18 NIV

Ken and Kris Proseus Smith
Steve Proseus & Girls

Lorrie A Cornwell/Polinkus
June 19, 2022 at 11:07 am

To Sue and Famiky,
My most loving hugs to all of you as you miss your loving husband and father and grand father Lloyd. It was always my pleasure to have had him as a neighbor during the short 18 years that I lived next door to you all.
I will always remember his soft spoken voice and the care that he took to be as friendly a neighbor as he possibly could be. He always had a smile, wave, and kind words for us when he would see us outside, To me I think he truly represented a beautiful picture of Christ living in him!
So sad to know that he’s not hear on earth, but look forward to a heavenly reunion someday!
With condolences and loving hugs to you.


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