Lillian A. Schoenberg, age 93 of Greenwald, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 14 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating with Rev. Ken Thielman and Rev. Robert Rolfes concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at church. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Lillian Ann Gerding was born July 13, 1926 in Elrosa, Minnesota to Hubert and Rose (Deters) Gerding. On August 30, 1949 she was united in marriage to Henry “Hank” Schoenberg at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. They farmed near Spring Hill until their retirement in 1981 and move to Greenwald. Lillian helped on the farm but mostly spent her time taking care of her family.
She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald, Lake Henry American Legion Post 612 Auxiliary, and Saint Ann’s Christian Women. Lillian enjoyed playing cards with her neighbors, golfing, bowling, and taking an occasional trip to the casino. She was a great cook and her specialty was her dressing.
Survivors include her children, Dan Schoenberg of Greenwald, Lois (Al) Dorschner of Mantorville, Jim (Darlene) Schoenberg of Spring Hill, Nancy (Mike) Zschunke of Rochester, Cindy (Jim) Altendahl of Eagan, and Brian (Brenda) Schoenberg of Avon; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Valeria, Rita, and Tillie Gerding.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Schoenberg; parents; brothers, Elmer, Raymond, Wilfred, Robert and Rueben Gerding; and two infant sisters, Bertha and Bernice Gerding.
A special thank you to the staff at CentraCare Health Nursing Home and CentraCare Hospice. Words cannot express our gratitude.
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