Richard Melburn Schnell

ROSCOMMON – Richard Melburn Schnell, 88, of Roscommon, died March 3, 2012, at his home.

He was born on Sept. 16, 1923, in Muskegon to William and Anna (Rose) Schnell. He lived in Roscommon since 1979, formerly residing in Reed City and Cadillac. He married Katherine “Kay” M. (Hunt) Isaac on Feb. 14, 1979, in Twining. She preceded him in death on July 13, 2007.

He was the Head Inspector at Tubelite Door Co. in Reed City for 33-and-a-half years, retiring in 1985, and was a 32nd degree member of Luther Lakes Masonic Lodge 370 F and AM and was a Shriner. He also was a member of Charles E. Engel VFW Post 4159, Roscommon American Legion Post 96 and DAV of Higgins Lake.

Also preceding him in death were his stepson, Leonard Isaac; grandson, Kenny Schnell; and his first wife, Rose Fuger.

Surviving are his son, Bill (Phyllis) Schnell, of Kissimmee, Fla.; granddaughter, Janice Hill, of Fairview Heights, Ill.; three great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Jean Chestmore, of Eldora, Iowa; stepchildren, Lester “Pete” (Sharon) Isaac, of Bunnell, Fla., Thomas Isaac, of Whitmore Lake, and Margaret (Andy) Hill of Twining; step-daughter-in- law, Sharon Isaac, of Whittemore; many step-grandchildren; and special friend, Joan Myers, of Roscommon and her family.

Memorials may be made to Charles M. Engel VFW Post No. 4159, Roscommon Baptist Church Building Fund or Roscommon County Commission on Aging.

Graveside services will take place at 11 a.m. on June 11 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac.