Gabryal Lane Lucas-Schroeder, 27

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital, Gabryal Lane Lucas-Schroeder, 27, of Grand Rapids, passed forever into our memories and our hearts.

Born Oct. 21, 1990, in Grand Rapids, he was the son of Mary Louise Lucas and David Dean Schroeder. Gabe was a graduate of Allegan High School. His sudden loss leaves behind an irreplaceable void for everyone who knew him, but also a legacy of inherent kindness, gentleness and joy.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepfather Louie Cantu; stepmother Susan Schroeder; sister, Chloe Luedecking and husband Jamie and their children, Finn and Maads; grandparents, Don and Sue Lucas, Roy Schroeder and Thomas Dunning; aunts and uncles, Betsy Lucas, Barry Lucas, Martin Lucas, Michael Lucas, Jessica (Lucas) Hernandez, Nancy Lucas, Marc Schroeder, Abe Dunning, Andy Dunning, Aaron Dunning and Lori Frey; and several cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Kathy Dunning.

Gabryal’s family has chosen to keep his generous spirit alive by requesting donations through www.giftoflifemichigan.org (Gift of Life Michigan). Gabe himself was an organ donor and saved the lives of three people with his donation. They also ask that friends and loved ones please visit the following websites to donate and help spread awareness of the need for mental health support and suicide prevention: www.afsp.org (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) and www.bbrfoundation.org (Brain & Behavior Research Foundation)

A celebration of Gabe’s life will be Sunday, Sept. 30, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Historic Bowens Mills, 55 North Briggs Road, Middleville, MI 49333.

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