Lawrence “Larry” Schneider, 95, of Benton Harbor passed away at home on Saturday, May 29, 2021, surrounded by his family.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. June 19, 2021, at Fairplain Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Napier Ave., with a luncheon to follow.
Larry was the oldest of six children of Lora (née Thumm) and August Schneider. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1944, and volunteered for World War II service in the U.S. Army Air Force, stationed in Texas.
Honorably discharged after his father’s premature death, Larry attended Benton Harbor Junior College and Western Michigan University. He began his teaching career as a middle school math teacher and athletic coach at Fairplain Central.
He met his future wife, Phyllis Moore, a home economics teacher, on Mother’s Day 1952. They married that winter and built their home on Schneider farmland overlooking the St….