Agnes "Tootie" Schnick


Lakeview – Agnes “Tootie” Schnick, passed away December 6, 2016 in Sarasota, FL where she has lived for the last seven years. Tootie was born Agnes Buelah Behrenwald on January 2, 1925. Tootie attended the Knot-Maul School through 8th grade. She graduated from Lakeview High School class of 1942.

Tootie married Albert G. Schnick in 1943. She started working at Lakeview Medical Center in 1954 and was employed there over 30 years.

Tootie loved the outdoors, taking part in many fishing and out west hunting trips in her younger years. She also enjoyed helping people and serving the community including being President and District President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary at Post 3701 in Lakeview. She was an active member in the Methodist Women’s Group and served on the AD-Board of the church. She also did volunteer work at the Veteran’s Facility in Grand Rapids for 23 years.

In her later years, Tootie liked to crochet, read and watch M.S.U. Sports on tv.

Tootie spent her life doing for other people and helping wherever she could. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and beloved friend to countless people. She will be missed dearly.

Tootie was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Albert Schnick, one sister Dessie, brothers Dean and George “Marvin” Behrenwald, also son-in-law Don Harrington.

Tootie will be greatly missed by her children Sandy Schnick Harrington, Patty (Ron) Hawley, Sue (Kevin) Griffith, and George Schnick; extended family Bob Wheeler, David (Gina) Anderson, and David Leary whom she thought of as her own children; grandchildren David and Patrick Leary, Jason Johnson, Trina and Don Harrington, Gus and Randi Campbell, and Trever Schnick; great-grandchildren Sierra, Emma, Samuel Leary, Jarrod and Hunter Johnson, Hunter Campbell, Al Raleigh, Idan Johnson; many nieces, nephews, friends, and church family.

A Celebration of Life for Tootie will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior, at New Life United Methodist Church in Six Lakes, MI, with Rev. Sue Babb officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Life United Methodist Church.


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  • Helen Wilkinson Taylor (Wednesday, December 21 16 11:30 am EST)

    Sincere condolences to the family of Agnes "Tootie" Schnick. She was a fixture at the Medical Center in Lakeview. Everyone looked forward to seeing her and having the benefit of her welcoming smile. A super nice lady who will definitely be missed in the community. R.I.P.

  • Judy Wilson (Wednesday, December 21 16 06:52 pm EST)

    Tootie will be Greatly missed. She has been a brite spot in many lives for yrs.

  • Barb Tank (Wednesday, December 21 16 07:21 pm EST)

    A lady that will be missed by many ~ Smile always on her face, greetings and/or jokes for everyone, a big, big heart full of love for all her "families" R.I.P. Tootie

  • Diana (Wednesday, December 21 16 10:32 pm EST)

    Tootie was a part of Lakeview from the day I was old enough to remember. Always had a wise word rounded out by immense kindness, and never a mean word for anyone passed her lips. RIP Tootie......and for your loving family, I wish you peace.

  • Monte and Linda Ball (Thursday, December 22 16 07:35 am EST)

    Just found out of mother's passing. She was a great lady. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Monte and Linda

  • Don and Deanna Sweet (Thursday, December 22 16 08:30 am EST)

    Love and prayers to all the family. No matter the age of a mother she will be missed greatly.

  • Jeannie Allen Eldred (Saturday, December 24 16 05:30 pm EST)

    My thoughts and prayers Sandy Patty Sue and George I loved your mom very much and she was the best next door neighbor a girl could have I will miss her dearly.

  • Mary Johnson (Saturday, December 24 16 09:02 pm EST)

    Patty and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. Moms have a special place in our hearts and leave a big hole with their loss. May God hold you all tight in His arms and give you comfort and strength in these tough times ahead. You will be in my heart and prayers. Mary

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