Carl F. Schnellinger, 71, of Norwalk, passed away early Sunday morning, May 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 23, 1942, in Norwalk to the late Richard A. and Rosella J. (Kramer) Schnellinger Sr. and was a lifelong area resident.
Carl was a union plumber for Local 42, Norwalk, retiring in 2004, and was co-owner of Wilkes Plumbing and Heating Co. of Huron and Schodorff Plumbing and Heating Co. of Willard.
He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1960-1964. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 626, Norwalk, Eagles Aerie 711 and the Norwalk Bronson Conservation Club. He enjoyed gardening and lawn work.
Carl is survived by his children, Daniel C. (Linda) Schnellinger of Charleston, South Carolina, Allyn R. (Roberta) Schnellinger of Milan, Barry M. (Lisa) Schnellinger of Norwalk and Caryn M. Schnellinger (Kelly McDowell) of Lawrenceville, Georgia; seven grandchildren; his siblings, Frank M. and Barb Schnellinger of Norwalk and Pamela Schnellinger (John Weidemann) of Cleveland; and his sister-in-law, Esther Schnellinger of Willard.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Carole A. Schnellinger, April 4, 2014; and by his brothers, Leo J. Schnellinger in 1987 and Richard A. Schnellinger Jr.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 1322 Settlement Road, Norwalk. The Rev. William Pifher will officiate. Inurnment will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Online condolences may be shared with the family at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.