William “Bill” A. Schnepel

Born: October 21, 1920
Died: January 6, 2017
Visitation: Monday, January 9, 2017
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Prayers begin at 9:15 am at Michaels Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10:00 am
St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Interment: Next to his loving wife, Marjorie at Maryhill Cemetery, Niles, IL

William “Bill” A. Schnepel, 96, a resident of Schaumburg for 10 years and formerly of the Northwest Side of Chicago was born on October 21, 1920 in Germany to the late Karl Arthur and the late Maria (nee Wittmaak) and passed away peacefully on January 6, 2017 in Elk Grove.

Bill was a proud US Army Veteran serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He was an avid camper and particularly enjoyed camping trips out at Devils Lake, WI, so much so that he even spent his honeymoon at Devils Lake. He was also widely considered an “Expert” LEGO builder.

Bill was the adoring husband of 66 years to the late Marjorie (nee Blankenmeister); loving father of Mary Ellen (John) Schiffer, Cathy (Tom) Smith; Peg (Bill) Long, Carol (the late Dennis) Blondell, Bill (Loretta) and Linda (Jeff) Kent; fond grandfather of 21, dear great grandfather of 21; proud great-great grandfather of 4; dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill’s name to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and click “Donate”.

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