News: Neillsville – Am. Legion Honors D. Schoessow (Sep 2019)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schoessow, Watson, Lamovec

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/28/2019

American Legion Honors More Veterans (Schoessow - 2019)

Local Reverend to Be Recognized for Military Service

Dan Schoessow, pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chili, will be honored in September by the Neillsville Legion. Photo submitted

Local pastor Daniel Schoessow will be recognized for his military service by the Neillsville Legion in September.

Schoessow, who is the pastor of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chili, will be honored this Monday Sept. 2.

Schoessow attended Concordia Lutheran College in River Forest, Il, and then Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. While in seminary, several professors with backgrounds in military chaplaincy encouraged Schoessow to enroll in the Navy’s chaplaincy program.

During the summer of 1991, he trained at the Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA, after basic chaplaincy Training, Schoessow spent time in California on the USS Ranger aircraft carrier. He also spent time at 29 Palms Marine Base, Miramar Naval Air Station, Bangor Submarine Base in Washington and Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Illinois. He also had more chaplain training in Newport, RI.

While in the Navy reserves, Schoessow was a pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Anderson, TX, from 1992 to 2011. He also served as a chaplain to the Anderson Fire Department and Grimes County Sheriff’s Office during that time.

Schoessow has been the pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church since 2011. He married his wife, Courtney Watson, 2000. They have three children – Abigail, Caleb and Nathan.

Schoessow enjoys woodworking and snowmobiling. He is also the chaplain for the Legion Post 73 in Neillsville.

Schoessow was raised on a dairy farm in Mequon, a Milwaukee suburb. He attended Lutheran Grade School and the Milwaukee Lutheran High School. He graduated in 1984.

He will be recognized along with Al Lamovec, a member of The Highground Board of Directors, at this Monday’s event. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour and a potluck will follow at 5:30 p.m




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