Lawrence “Larry” Schell, 88, passed away on Sunday, April 11th after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family in the peace and tranquility of his home.
He is preceded in death by Mary Louise (Kopp) Schell, his wife of 47 years; parents Lawrence A. and Emma (Welter) Schell; sister Mary “Sally” (Schell) Reed; and brother John Schell.
Mr. Schell was born on April 16, 1932 in Sandusky, Ohio. He attended St. Mary’s elementary and high schools (class of 1950) and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, graduating with the class of 1954. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps before attending the John Marshall School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio to establish a legal practice that provided counsel to the communities of Erie and Lorain counties. He was associated with the law firm of Steineman, Zeiher, Beamer & Schell.
He spent many years actively participating in civic and charitable organizations including as a lifelong member of the B.P.O.E. (Elks) and Knights of Columbus, and Amvets.
He is survived by six children, Lawrence “Otto” Schell and wife Robin Shallcross of Portland, Oregon; Anna Schell of Milan, Ohio; Joseph Schell and wife Cheryl Glass Schell of Milan, Ohio; Elizabeth Schell of Oahu, Hawaii; Mary Schell and husband Tom Winters of Columbus, Ohio; and Margaret Schell of Los Angeles, CA; three grandchildren, Joseph Winters of Columbus, Ohio; Jonathan Schell of Portland, Oregon; and Jacob Winters of Columbus, Ohio; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870. Due to the COVID-19 health concerns, the wearing of masks (they will be offered) and social distancing will be mandatory. If you are uneasy about attending, please feel free to leave a message to the family on our website. Prayers will be recited Friday morning, April 16, at 9:30 am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Marine Corp..
His family would like to thank Stein Hospice for their help and care during his illness.
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