John W. Shoenberg, 69

John SchoenbergJohn W. Shoenberg, age 69, of Spring Hill, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Paynesville Area Hospital in Paynesville, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 30 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Omar Guanchez and Rev. Dick McGuire concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. St. Michael’s Men’s Society will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

John William Schoenberg was born August 22, 1944 in Melrose, Minnesota to Victor and Bertha (Hageman) Schoenberg. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Stalboerger on September 7, 1968 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. The couple farmed on the Schoenberg generation farm near the Spring Hill area. John loved farming; his passion for farming taught his grandchildren, neighbors, and his workers life lessons. John played a vital role in Stony Creek Dairy which is located on the family farm. He was a very positive person who enjoyed life and his jokes would bring a smile to your face.

John was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill and the St. Michael’s Men’s Society. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, traveling, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Schoenberg of Spring Hill; children, Doug (Jenny) Schoenberg of Maple Grove, Dale (Michelle) Schoenberg of Sartell, Kari (Tony) Townsend of Cottage Grove, and Grant (Cassie) Schoenberg of Spring Hill; grandchildren, Greta, Lucy, Eddie, Taylor, Ellie, Gabby, Celia Schoenberg, and one on the way due in December, and Kate and Grace Townsend; sisters and brothers, Pat (Jim) Jungels of Cold Spring, Joanie (Peter) Van Beck of Greenwald, Betty (Neil) Meyer of Sauk Rapids, Barb (Tom) Schwieters of Melrose, Linda (Ralph) Van Beck of Greenwald, Peg (Jeff) Winkelmann of Little Falls, and Steve (Mona) Schoenberg of Melrose.

John was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Roger Spanier.

Serving as casket bearers will be Roger Schoenberg, Randy Schoenberg, Dale Winter, Chico Welle, Mike Kulzer, Keith Spanier, Jesse Kampsen, and Keith Schaefer.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.