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Edward Schoenberg

January 18, 1928 ~ April 8, 2018 (age 90)

Edward Schoenberg, age 90, of Litchfield died on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Bethany Care Center.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield with Father Joseph Steinbeisser officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in the Ripley Cemetery.

Edward Schoenberg the son of Joseph and Mary (Ellering) Schoenberg, was born on January 18, 1928 in Spring Hill, MN.  Edward lived on and farmed, the same farm he was born on, until retirement.  While in Spring Hill he was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.   On February 7, 1985 he married Audrey Gehrking in St. Cloud.  They moved near Rice Lake, by Eden Valley, to manage the camp ground.  They then moved to a hobby farm south of Watkins and lived there for ten years before moving to Litchfield.  Edward moved to Bethany in May and in July of 2016 a tornado took their trailer home.  He was a member of the Church of St. Philip.  Edward enjoyed collecting toy tractors, hunting and fishing.  He loved farming and raising cows and pigs.  His family was very special to him, especially his nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his wife Audrey Schoenberg of Spring Valley; 7 step-children, 18 step-grandchildren and several step-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister Marlene (Daniel) Jensen of Milaca and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 16 siblings; six in infancy.  

 

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