Funeral services for Donald Eugene Schoenrock, 89, of Lincoln County will be held Thursday, March 24th at 10:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Tennessee. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 23rd from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville. He passed away Friday, March 18th. Mr. Schoenrock was born January 13th, 1927 in Fairbury, Nebraska. Son of Arthur and Anna (Conradi) Schoenrock, he was baptized at Zion United Church of Christ near Fairbury and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Hastings, Nebraska. He attended schools in Jefferson County and Filley, Nebraska and Tech High School in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1944 during WWII, he joined the Merchant Marine and served as a Seaman on 17 different merchant ships in the Pacific for four years. After leaving the Merchant Marine, he worked at Metz Brewery in Omaha, Nebraska. He met Delores Heller, and they were married in 1950 at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Pilger, Nebraska. In 1951, during the Korean War, he was drafted into the U.S. Navy and served four years in the Pacific. Returning to civilian life, he attended Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he received an Associate Degree in HVAC. He was then employed by Amana Refrigeration, Amana, Iowa. He and his family moved to Fayetteville in 1968 where Don was part of the original staff at the new Amana plant. He worked with Amana 35 years, retiring in 1992. He was Scout Master with the Boy Scouts of America for 25 years. He organized Troop 81 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and then became Scout Master of Troop 461 in Lincoln County. With the Scouts, he hiked many miles of mountains and led three trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Don and Mr. Tom Redden were co-chairs and instrumental in organizing the first Relay for Life (benefitting the American Cancer Society) in Lincoln County. He was president of the South Lincoln Ball Park during the growth and expansion of the park next to St. Johns Presbyterian Church, and he was a firm supporter of its growth. The park later became the South Lincoln Sports Plex. In 2009, Don enjoyed a very memorable experience of going on the Honor Flight to Washington DC as a veteran of WWII. An active member of the Highland Rim Civitan Club, he held several offices and was a leader in its fundraising activities. He was a volunteer at Patrick Wellness and Rehab and served on the Lincoln County Election Commission. He loved the outdoors, keeping active with yard work and constantly fixing things. An avid supporter of college baseball, he enjoyed watching his son coach the Memphis Tigers. Don was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his sister (Eunice), and his brother (Stanley). Survivors include his devoted wife of 65 years, Delores of Fayetteville, Tennessee; one daughter, Debra (Wayne) of Tullahoma, Tennessee; two sons, Doug (Linda) of Huntsville, Alabama and Daron (Carol) of Collierville, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Emily and Sarah Barnes, Lauren and Eve Schoenrock, and Erik and Bret Schoenrock; three nieces, Lynette Hopkins, Lorrie Solari, and Jerrie Muir; and many extended family members and friends. The pallbearers are former members of Boy Scout Troop 461. They include Darrell Gray, Johnny Hill, Greg King, Teddy Monks, Todd Monks, Tony Monks, David Pyles, and Allen Sandlin. Honorary pallbearers are Don’s six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lincoln County Good Samaritan Program or to the First Presbyterian Church Adult Fall and Balance class.
So sorry for your loss,you have my deepest sympathy.
So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Don, while serving with him on the Lincoln County Election Commission. He was a cherished friend.
Sorry for your loss. I will not be able to attend because of working in Okinawa, Japan. I remember Mr. Don from Boy Scouts. He was a great leader their and in the community. He will be missed. We had great adventures on camp outs and our journey to Philmont Scout Ranch. Thank you very much for being part of my life and my brothers life’s. May you rest in peace.
To Doug and the Schoenrock family, So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Keeping to in my prayers .
My heart aches in sympathy for you. I understand the kind of pain that you are feeling and wish I could take even a part of it away. What a blessing to have had so many wonderful years together and to know that your separation from Don is only temporary. May God grant peace and comfort to your heart.
Mrs. Dee and family,
We are thinking of you at this sad time and are praying for comfort and strength for all of you.
Debbie and family, My prayers are with you and your family. It sounds like your father was very good man with a lot of accomplishments. I know he will be missed by you all. God bless.
Dee and family I am so sorry very sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of working with Don at Amana back in the good old days. He was a wonderful man and I am so proud that I could call him a friend. I have some great pictures of him and my Dad when they went on the WWII Honor Flight. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry to Hear of your loss. I have many memories working with Don at Amana. AND WITH Pat at the election commission. He will be truly missed.
Dee, so sorry for your loss. Don was a very special friend to both Jo Ann and I. The time I spent with him in Scouts, with Troop 461, and the trip to Philmont with all the boys will always be remembered! He helped to mold young boys into responsible men and I/we appreciate all that he did for our son and so many others! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
So sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers for the family
So sorry for your loss. I knew Don and Mrs. Shoe rock for years when I worked at Carriage Chevrolet. Loved them both!
Don has been friend for many years. We crossed paths in our lives at the South Lincoln ballpark, Amana, at elections and randomly meeting each other. He was a man to be admired for willingness to help the community, involvement in anything he could help with and responsible leadership. A friend that will be missed. My sympathy to the family in your loss.
So sorry for your loss. When I think of you I remember all of us visiting Clarissa and Al at the farm. Clarissa along with us send our prayers
Don was a tireless advocate for the community, always ready to take on another task, no matter the difficulty or inconvenience to self. He was, and remains an example to be emulated. Our sincere condolences to family and community. He will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched.
So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of him when Debbie and I were ar Tennessee Tech. He never let me forget those days. I also enjoyed my time working with him at Amana. Refrigeration. Prayers are with the family.
Don was a cherished friend. We logged many miles for Carriage Chevrolet. I enjoyed his friendship and guidance while serving on the Lincoln County Election Commission. He will be remembered fondly.
So sorry for your loss. Don was a faithful fellow Civitan and continued to be active even when his health was failing. He served the county in so many ways. He will be missed.