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Henry Frederick Schneider, 69, of Midland passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Henry was born November 19, 1950, in St. Clair, Michigan, to the late Henry Jr. and Marion (Schmidt) Schneider. He attended Midland High where he graduated with a close-knit group of friends in 1969. He was a member of the United States Air Force for four years and worked as a Master Electrician for the Dow Chemical Company until his retirement in 2007.

Henry was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing for brook trout on the Fox River in the Upper Peninsula. He enjoyed spending time at “The Manor” in Seney, Michigan that he built with his son from a small cabin. He also met the love of his life, Cynthia (Mahar) Schneider in Seney. The two were married June 25, 2005, in Romeo, Michigan.

Henry was a member of the Midland American Legion Berryhill Post 165 where he was a long-time volunteer on burger night and where he played trivia with his wife and friends once a week.

Henry is survived by his wife Cynthia (Mahar) Schneider, his son and daughter-in-law Lucas and Sherrie Schneider, and his granddaughter Mazie Grace Schneider. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law Brenda and Tom Mahar, sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Ed Witkoske, sister Jane Chitren, brother-in-law Homer McAdoo, brother-in-law Tim Mahar, and several nieces and nephews.

Henry is preceded in death by his mother and father, Marion (Schmidt) and Henry Schneider Jr., brother and sister-in-law John and Anita Schneider, sister Marilyn McAdoo, sister and brother-in-law Karen and Andy Smith.

A memorial service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on December 6th from 2:00pm – 3:00pm with service at 3:00pm. A dinner will be served at 4:30 at the Midland American Legion Berryhill post 165.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Henry’s honor to Henry Ford Hospital Hospice by visiting www.henryford.com/development/make-a-gift and choosing Hospice.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Schneider Family; to share a memory please visit www.smithminer.com.


Condolence Messages

  1. Shepich Family

    06 December 2019 1 year ago

    Dear Cindy,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Bob gerry smith

    03 December 2019 1 year ago

    Henry the Hammer! Rest in peace bro. Our thoughs and prayers are with you and yours.

  3. Joe Dissette

    03 December 2019 1 year ago

    Sorry to hear about Henry. I will remember him as quiet guy with a sneaky smile and how he pushed me in football because I knew if I screwed up he was coming in. He will be missed.

  4. Laurisa

    02 December 2019 1 year ago

    I am so sorry to hear this! May the love you shared be your guide through this trying time. We will miss him and his wisdom! Warm hugs to you!
    Laurisa and kids

  5. Laurisa

    02 December 2019 1 year ago

    Cynthia, I am so sorry to hear this! May the live you shared be your guidance through this trying time! We will miss him and his wisdom! Warm hugs to you!
    Laurisa and kids

  6. Debbie Leppien

    02 December 2019 1 year ago

    I am so sorry I will not be in town for Henry’s service. I’ve had the privilege of getting to know him better over the past few months and I will miss seeing him on a regular basis. My condolences to all of his family.

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