March 13, 2017
All of us at the Meemic Insurance Company would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Edward Schell.
Ed was one our original agents and opened his agency in the early 1950s. He died last month at the age of 100.
He taught at Hopkins, Spring Hill and Otter Lake schools, eventually settling with Millington Schools, where he was teacher, coach, athletic director, principal and eventually assistant superintendent until his retirement in 1976.
Our history tells us that Ed’s first commission check was for $5, and he felt the greatest gift that Meemic provided for him was an opportunity to supplement his income and create a legacy for loved ones. His son-in-law, John Presnell, took over the agency in the late 1980s and continues to run it. He says expects to pass it down to his son, Joshua.
“Still today I have some of his old policyholders,” John says. “They still speak fondly of Ed as their agent and friend.”
Ed’s agency was in Peck, Michigan. People remember him as a remarkable, loyal and devoted friend. He married his wife, Alice, in 1941. She died in 2009.
As author Shannon Alder said, “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”