Kevin Schonauer

June 04, 1949 ‒ July 15, 2011

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Kevin Schonauer was a brick layer. He owned and operated MS Masonry, LLC – his company specializing in brick and block construction– for nearly ten years. He built a life with the bricks of character and generosity, generously mortared together with love and humor. And the legacy of devotion he leaves his family is as strong as the actual block walls he built.

Firmly built on what mattered in life, Kevin passed away after a long battle with leukemia, Friday morning July 15, 2011 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. He was 62.

Born June 4, 1949 in Mansfield, Kevin remained a lifelong area resident. He was graduated from Clear Fork High School in 1967, and served four years with the U.S. Air Force.

He enjoyed harness racing and spending Sunday’s with his family watching football.

Surviving are his wife Marsha (Nolan) Schonauer, whom he married November 12, 1993; his children Eric Schonauer and Stevie and wife Casey Schonauer all of La Porte, TX; Pvt. Dillan Schonauer with the U.S. Marine Corps; Shelby Nolan Schonauer, Bayley Schonauer and Collin Schonauer all of Lexington; a grandchild Blakely; his father Gene Schonauer of Bellville; his mother and step-father Marjorie & Rufus Johnson of Inverness, FL; siblings and their spouses Kelly & Chris Shinabarker of Bellville, Kim & Robbie Hansen of Mt. Gilead, Karen Bouvier in Florida, Kyle & Joy Schonauer of Lexington, Bo & Robin Kurtz of Washington, and Rhea and Don of Florida; his in-laws J.C. & Patricia Nolan of Bellville; three sisters-in-law of Bellville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Schonauer family will receive friends Monday, July 18, 2011 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where his funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 am. Pastor Gene Witzky will officiate, with military honors by American Legion Post #535.

Memorial contributions to the Schonauer Family Fund may be made at the funeral home.

The Schonauer family would like to thank the nurses at Cancer Care, nurses on A-40A, and Dr. Exten for their compassionate care of Kevin.

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