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Lorraine Anne Schneider
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  • Hope Foundation
    24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
    P.O. Box 483
    Ann Arbor 48105

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“So sad to say goodbye. Recently you & Rene started to join our Wednesday dinner outings with my sister Rosemary, my niece Melissa and myself which...Read More »
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Lorraine Anne Schneider, age 74 of Warren, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Harper University Hospital in Detroit. She was born February 19, 1944 in Detroit, daughter of the late Martin and the late Anna (nee: Swabon) McDermott.

Along with tending to the needs of family, home & hearth, Lorraine also worked outside of the home as a secretary for the automotive giant, the Ford Motor Company. Extending many years of dedicated and loyal service to the manufacturer, Lorraine was quite proud of the support and assistance she rendered in her clerical role.

As for time away from her responsibilities both at work and at home, Lorraine found great enjoyment in the shared pastime of playing cards with family and friends. Nothing says fun quite like rounding up some card mates, sitting them around a table with a libation of choice, then engaging in some friendly conversation & card tossing,…all for a laugh or two, and maybe a pot or two if the luck held out.

Another of Lorraine's favorites was loading up the family camper and heading to one of the familiar campgrounds in the area,…quite often it meant the state park in Algonac. Quite different than having to put down stakes and brave the elements in a tent, there was always a unique and genuine freedom Lorraine garnered from simply rollin' in to Algonac, stabilizing her home away from home, then kickin' back until it was time for the campfire. Of course, the camping experience is laden with a plethora of pleasures that accompany this source of outdoor recreation,…but one of the main attractions that made Algonac so inviting for Lorraine were the freighters she got to watch make their way up & down the St. Clair River,…right by the campground. At times, it was as if you could almost reach out your hand and touch them, they were that close and HUGE.

Yet there didn't always have to be a camper hooked up to the vehicle for Lorraine to enjoy another favorite pastime,…sharing those weekend drives with her husband, Robert as they made their way north to Port Huron, hugging the shoreline all the way up. She just always found something special in sharing that ride along the water and appreciating just some of the many benefits that we Michigander's embrace through the beauty of the Great Lakes.

From more of the creative and artistic flair that embodied Lorraine came her love of gardening, something that she poured the best parts of her green thumb and tender-loving-care into nurturing,…right there in her own backyard. Lorraine had a flower garden that could take your breath away, with colors and varietals that created a thing of splendor for all to enjoy. From the Dragon Wing Begonias that piqued her interest, to the prolific & popular Pansies, to her colorful array of Impatience that commanded her patient attention, to those sturdy and prominent mainstays of many gardens, her gorgeous Geraniums,…one only needed to stand back and take it all in to realize that Lorraine was like an artist whose easel was God's rich earth. Her garden was a blessing to behold because it came from that which lie within her heart.

Yet of all the pleasures she enjoyed the most, nothing could hold a candle to the joy she found in spending time with her precious family,…especially those adorable grandchildren of hers. There are many things in life that stir our hearts, but the greatest of these have nothing to do with "things,"…rather those special souls that stir our emotions toward love ~ and she truly loved her family. Making memories and creating those lasting moments meant the world to her, and Lorraine was sincerely blessed through them all.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Lorraine always strove to do her best and to leave an imprint on as many hearts and souls as possible,…and she surely touched a multitude of lives along the way. She leaves a legacy of love that is unique to the lady everyone came to know in her, and a host of memories to be embraced with each reflection shared. She will be missed immensely.

Lorraine was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Schneider, and formerly of the late Dennis E. Drew. Dear mother of Renee (Michael) Grabowski and Jennifer Drew. Loving grandmother of Devon (Brooklyn) Drew, Tyler (Fiance, Kayla) Grabowski, Jordan Grabowski, Raa'lyn Burkett, and great-grandmother of Bryson Drew. Sister of Janet Tyson, and sister-in-law of Ronald (Mary) Tyson.

A "Celebration of Life" Service will be held at a future date yet to be determined. Also, a Committal Service will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan where Lorraine will join her beloved Robert. Please check back for the date & time of that service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Hope Foundation, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, P.O. Box 483, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105.

Please share memories of Lorraine at her memory book above.