Kenneth Schmandt of Vassar, age 72, died early Friday morning, April 3, 2020, at Covenant HealthCare Cooper Campus, in Saginaw. He was born March 5, 1948, in Saginaw, son of the late Arnold and Arline (Nuechterlein) Schmandt. Ken was a graduate of Vassar High School. On December 2, 1972, he married the former Lyn Schafsnitz in the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville. She survives him. He was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville.

Surviving besides his wife Lyn is his daughter, Maura Leinonen and her husband Jon of Houghton, and his four grandchildren: Benjamin, Danelle, Samuel, and Miina Leinonen. In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by his daughter, Sara Schmandt November 6, 1999, and his brother, Larry Schmandt.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, private immediate family visitation and burial in St. Michael’s Lutheran Cemetery in Richville has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Ken’s life will take place later at the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville and will be announced by the funeral home at that time.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors, Reese.

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