Harold Edward Schneck

East Tawas, Michigan
August 27, 1932 - May 21, 2018


Buresh Funeral Home
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas City, Michigan


Tuesday, May 29, 2018
11:00 AM
Military honors will follow.

Obituary Notice

Harold Edward Schneck, of East Tawas, formerly of Caseville Township and Boyne City, passed away peacefully at McLaren Bay Region Hospital in Bay City on Monday, May 21, 2018, age 85 years. Harold was born on August 27, 1932 in Detroit to Carl and Emma (Steffke) Schneck. After high school, Harold enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served our country from 1952 until his honorable separation in 1954. He was employed for 29 years in the General Motors Research Lab in Warren as a Maintenance Painter. On September 1, 1988, Harold decided to step away from the work force and enjoy his retirement years. He would often be found doing the activities that brought a smile to his face, such as fishing, camping with his family and friends, being in his work shop constructing bird houses and a wide variety of other beautiful woodworking projects. Harold played softball on the General Motors men's league, as well as the men’s league at the Christ Lutheran Church in Boyne City and sharing those game stories were favorites of his. Harold married his wife and best friend, Margaret (Parkis) on March 22, 1968 in Mt. Clemens, and together they celebrated 50 beautiful years of marriage! Harold will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him! He is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Schneck of East Tawas,4 loving children, Cathy (Jim) Franklin, Shirley (Mario) Secco, Lisa (Mike) Lauzon, and Brad (Sylvia) Winningham; daughter in law, Kathy Schneck; 12 grandchildren, Jessica, Vincent, Amanda, Jason, Chrissy, Andrea, Mario II, Michael, Taylor, Jacqueline, Jennifer, and Kenneth; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Pam (Paul) Pinkley; many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends, and his faithful companion dog, Rufus. Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Emma Schneck; son, Robert Schneck; and 2 sisters, Patricia Campbell and Barbara Mountz. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and his family will celebrate Harold's life through a memorial service on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City with Reverend Gabriel Martin officiating. Friends may visit with the family that morning at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. He will be laid to rest with military honors at the Holly Great Lakes National Cemetery on June 25, 2018 at 2:30 PM. Memorial contributions in Harold’s name may be made to the Covenant House or the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Covenant House
Times Square Station
PO Box 731
New York, NY 10108-0900

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
1140 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607


Great Lakes National Cemetery ~ Holly, Michigan


My heart goes out to all of Harold's family. My prayers are that good memories will sustain you.
— Lynn Parkis
Sending my sincere heartfelt condolences to the Secco family for the loss of your father / grandfather. Sending prayers & love.
— Gail A. Harris-Bruno
May loving memories of Harold stay in your hearts, now and always. Prayers and best wishes are sent your way in your sorrow.
— Kathleen Robinson
Judy and family. We were so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. He was a great neighbor, I wish we had been able to fish more together. We will miss the sounds of his saws busy making beautiful items out of wood. God Bless, Mike & Pam Burrill
— Mike & Pam Burrill
Heartfelt condolences Judy. We always enjoyed visiting with you and Harold when we would visit Mike and Pam.
— Chuck and Ellie Henderson
I am so very sorry for your loss. It was an Honor to have met and known Harold. My Deepest Sympathy to Judy and family.
— William "Butch" Bessey
Judy and family. Pam and I were so sorry to hear of Harolds passing. He was a great neighbor. I wish we could have fished together more often. We will miss the sound of his saws making beautiful items from wood. God Bless.
— Mike & Pam Burrill
Long time ago I worked with Harolds father at the Hamtramck post office. I recall when Harold and his sisters were growing up.
— Frank Zak
We will always remember the fun times we had together in Port Austin. Harold will be missed.
— The Janos Family
Dear Margaret You & Your Entire Famiy have my Heartfelt Sorrow for the Death of. Your Beloved Precious Husband Harold. Isaiah 25:8.
— James Saunders

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