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SCHOON, John 1884-1981


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/2/2013 at 15:04:59

Funeral For John Schoon Held Saturday

John Schoon passed away around 10:30 Wednesday evening, January 14, 1981, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center due to complications of advanced age. He had been taken to the hospital on Friday the 9th for treatment. He reached the age of 96 years, three months and 18 days.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 17, 1981 at 1:30 p.m. at the St. John's Lutheran Church. Rev. Kenneth W. Krueger officiated. Music was given by a men's trio, Donald Gummert, Charles Block and Norman Homeyer. Mrs. Gordon Junker was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Harold Aukes and Mrs. James deNeui. Pallbearers were Gary Stoehr, Eldon Loots, Wilbur Fletcher, Sam Rust, Harry Meyer and Willis Grimmius. Interment was made in the Shiloh Cemetery in Wellsburg. Arrangements were in charge of Doyen Funeral Home.

He was born in Germany on September 26, 1884, the son of Harry and Anna (DeBuhr) Schoon. At the age of eight, he came with his family to America where they settled in the Parkersburg area. He received his education in the rural school in the area. He then worked in Waterloo on the railroad there for several years. In 1907 he was united in marriage to Bertha Stoehr at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, northeast of Wellsburg. Following their marriage they lived on a farm in Colfax Township southeast of Wellsburg. In 1944 they moved from the farm to Holland to make their home and then in 1955 they moved to Wellsburg. Mrs. Schoon passed away on May 6, 1963.

John was a charter member of the St. John's Lutheran Church of Wellsburg having joined in 1942, when the church was established in Wellsburg.

He was preceded by: his parents, his wife, Bertha; his son, Harold Schoon, who passed away May 19, 1980; his son-in-law, Claus H. Primus who passed away July 17, 1975; a brother, Will Schoon; three sisters, Helen Meyer, Tena Voogd, and Tena Schoon.

Those left to mourn his passing are: two daughters, Mrs. Anna Primus of Parkersburg; Mrs. Edna Lauterbach and her husband John Lauterbach, both of Parkersburg; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Tena Schoon of Holland; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 January 1981, section 2, pg 1


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