Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thomas Schoene

Thomas Schoene, age 80, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009, at Ridgewood Care Center. He was born in Racine, son of the late Emil and Margaret Schoene.

Tom graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1947.” On April 18, 1949, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Ruth Jamieson. Tom was employed by Western Publishing Co for 32 years, retiring from Angel Lithographing in 1996. Tom was a member of St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Church and the Advertising Club. Above all he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ruth; four children, Tom (Debbie) Schoene, Steve (Sandy) Schoene, John (Joy) Schoene and Laura (George) Jackson; daughter-in-law, Marla Wiersum; eight grandchildren, Steve Schoene, Eric (Shari) Schoene, Lisa Bauer, Shannon (Brian) Crawford, Stephanie Schoene, Andrew (Elizabeth) Schoene, Logan and Tyler Jackson; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael (Eileen) Schoene; sisters, Catherine Jordan and Jacqueline Drummond; brother-in-law, Dr. John Jamieson; sister-in-law, Marian (Richard) Hoffman; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard, in 1987.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Church, 7605 Lakeshore Dr., with Reverend Stephen J. Stradinger officiating. Relatives and friends may meet Wednesday at the church at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Private interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Memorials to St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Church, St. Catherine’s High School, Toys for Tots or Healthcare Network have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at Ridgewood Care Center.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

1 comment:

jeffreyras said...

My deepest sympathy to the entire Schoene family. Although I didn't know Mr Schoene well, I know what a wonderful family he and Mrs Schoene raised. May he rest in eternal peace.

Jeff Rasmussen