Obit: Schoengarth, Robert Ernest (1934 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schoengarth, Menning, Olson, Price, Hainz, Struensee, Walker, Peterson, Burkhalter, Zank, Trunkel, Biebert

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 7/23/2014

Schoengarth, Robert Ernest (12 January 1934 - 17 July 2014)

Robert Schoengarth, 80, of Neillsville died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center, where he has resided since 2010.

Robert Ernest Schoengarth was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Neillsville, the son of Arthur and Edith (Menning) Schoengarth. He worked for several years at Barr Minkery in Willard. He was united in marriage to Evelyn J. Olson Feb. 25, 1961 at the upper Pigeon Church in Northfield. They lived in Willard while Bob worked for Barr’s. In 1964, they moved to Neillsville, and Bob began working for the Nelson Muffler Factory. He worked there for over 30 years before retiring.

Bob was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville and served as a communion helper at church for several years. He and Evie loved to go camping, fishing and traveling to Bronson, MO.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, three children, Connie (Brian) Price of La Crosse, Carla (Howie) Hainz of Neillsville, and Robert Schoengarth of Price Prairie, WI; three grandchildren, Jennifer Struensee, David Price and Dana Price; one great-grandchild, Brody Price; and a sister, Delores (Bernard) Walker of Neillsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Merlin; and a grandson, Richard.

Funeral services for Bob were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Timothy Biebert officiated. Music was provided by Judy Trunkel organist. Interment was in Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gesche Funeral Home, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Casketbearers were David Price, Dennis Walker, Donny Walker, Bob Peterson, Ronny Burkhalter and Bill Zank.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Robert’s family with funeral arrangements.



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