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Betty Jane Schneider

January 15, 1935 February 5, 2013
Betty Jane Schneider
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Obituary for Betty Jane Schneider

Betty Jane Schneider (nee Garchow), age 78 of Highland Twp., MI and Lady Lake, FL, passed away on February 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Erwin (d. 2012)


Born in Farmington on January 15, 1935, Betty was the daughter of Howard and Viola (nee Burkowski) Garchow. Following graduation from Livonia Bentley High School she worked for Michigan Bell. She met her husband Erwin while trimming a Christmas Tree during a church function. Within a month of their meeting, Erwin proposed to Betty (through the mail!) while he was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. They were married on June 16, 1956 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Farmington, Michigan.
Betty & Erwin were later blessed with the births of their five children (Mike, Lynn, Paul, Dean, and Sue). In 1973, they moved to their home on Tipsico Lake Road in Highland Township where they enjoyed seeing their family grow with grandchildren. Betty enjoyed travelling and camping with her family, including trips to Interlochen , the Great Smoky Mountains, Alaska and Hawaii. She loved to read and could often be found with her nose buried in a book. She enjoyed spending time with her family at their cottage on Higgins Lake, where many hands of pinochle and euchre were played with family and friends. Betty also enjoyed visiting Soaring Eagle, Turtle Creek and Odawa Casinos, and making Swedish weaving blankets for her family.


Survived by her children, Michael (Twila), Lynn (Gary) Murawa, Paul (Scott Gonyea), Dean (Carol), Susan (Tim) Schutz; grandchildren, Stephanie, Matthew and Sierra Schneider; Sara (Mark) Feeney; Katelyn and Jennifer Murawa; Tommy, Joey, Lillian, Nicky, Julia and Alex Schneider; Caleb, Corban and Cohen Schutz; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.


A Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Monday, February 11, from 2-8 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Shepherd of the Lakes, 2101 South Hacker Rd., Brighton, Tuesday at 11 AM with Pastor Mark Milatz officiating. Burial Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia. Memorials may be made to the church. For further information please phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Home at 248-684-6645.

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