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.