John R. Schneider, of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at the age of 89. John was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War, decorated with the Korean Service Medal with 1 bronze star, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He worked hard for 25 years as a Master Mechanic at the Lowell Area Schools Bus Garage. John’s passion in life was to build and fly RC planes. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family. John was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip & Vivian Schneider; brothers, Bruce Schneider and Phillip Schneider. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Shirlee Schneider; children, Tammy (David) Adrianse, Tim (Vicki) Stepek, Tony (Michelle) Stepek, Tonya (Dan) Schmidt, Marta Rozema, Kim (Lane) Hofman, and John (Mandy) Schneider; brother, Mart (Annette) Schnieder; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. John’s final wishes were for no formal services to be held but instead to be remembered for his infectious laugh and his compassion for others. Memorial Contributions in John’s memory may be directed toward Walter R.C. Park, 8548 Morrison Lake Road, Saranac, MI 48881.