Obituaries

In Memory Of

Allen J. Schoonover
July 10, 1934 - October 9, 2018


Visitation:
Friday, October 12th, 2018 - 4:00PM to 8:00PM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
403 N. Division Street
Loyal, WI  54446

Services:
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 - 1:00PM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
403 N. Division Street
Loyal, WI  54446

There will also be visitation held at the church, on Saturday, from 11am until time of service.

Full Obituary

     ALLEN J. SCHOONOVER, age 84, of Loyal, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Loyal.  Rev. Leo Stanislaus will officiate, and a private family burial will be held in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Pallbearers will be his sons-in-law: Larry Sturcken, Jim Elliott, Dean Suda, Kerry Hansen, Dean Pieper and Ryan Geiger.  Honorary pallbearers will be his sons: Terry, Todd and Tony.  Military rites will be conducted by the Loyal American Legion Post #175.  Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm, and again on Saturday, from 11am until time of service.
     Allen Jess Schoonover was born on July 10, 1934 in Muscoda, WI, the son of Buford J. and Alta M. (Holloway) Schoonover.  He was raised in the Muscoda area until his family moved to a farm in Loyal in 1942.  Allen graduated from Loyal High School in 1952 and then moved to Arizona where he operated a cotton-picking machine harvesting cotton.  He enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1954 and served until his honorable discharge in September 1956.  Allen was united in marriage to Sharon Ann Denk on October 20, 1956 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal.  They lived in Milwaukee for a short time and then moved back to Loyal where he trained under his brother-in-law to be a meat cutter.  After working in his brother-in-law's meat market for 2 years, they moved to Arizona in 1958.  Allen drove truck in Arizona for one year and then they moved to Genesee Depot, WI in 1959, where he worked on a chicken farm.  In 1967, they returned to Loyal and Allen owned and operated his own milk hauling route.  He sold his milk truck and went to work for Roehl Transport driving over-the-road until retiring in 1996.
     During his retirement, Allen had many interests, but especially loved being home, spending time with his family and friends, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, fishing and hanging out with the "guys", playing cards, and holding Sharon's hand.
     He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Loyal American Legion Post #175 and was a former volunteer fireman for many years.
     Allen will be dearly missed by his wife, Sharon, of Loyal;  his children: Terry (Renee) of Alma, WI, Tami (Larry) Sturcken of Dallas, Jodi (Jim) Elliott of Medford, Debi (Dean) Suda of Ham Lake, MN, Lori (Kerry) Hansen of Spencer, Todd (Shelby) of Wausau, Tony (Brenda) of Loyal, Viki (Dean) Pieper of Loyal, Keli (Ryan) Geiger of Loyal;  23 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Jyllian Pieper; and three sisters: Ilene Ganoe, Mary Teach and Joann Colby.