|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1905|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 2010|
From the August 11, 2010 edition of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald
GALENA, Ill. -- Lorraine A. Schoenhard, 104, of Galena, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at the Galena Bible Church, with the Rev. Gary Kirst officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Galena Bible Church. The Miller & Steinke Funeral Home, Galena, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Nov. 18, 1905, at a Guilford Township farm, the seventh of nine siblings and daughter of Henry and Louisa (Leibert) Hess. She was raised a farm girl, and she attended the one-room Mount Morley school house. This was a time when horse drawn carriages were starting to be replaced by motor vehicles on Jo Daviess County's roads and streets.
She married Carl B. "Bud" Schoenhard on Oct. 4, 1923, in Scales Mound when she was 18 and began their family life in Scales Mound. They lived in an old fire house that was converted into a family home. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1981.
Carl began married life working on the railroad while attending the University of Dubuque. Lorraine stayed home with her three children, Dorris, Carlyne and Jim. Later, they started their career as entrepreneurs when they moved to Warren and opened the Country Style Restaurant in the early 1930s. There, their fourth child, Kathyl, was born. Later, they moved to Galena. Carl Jr. was born in the Callahan House on the east side of town in 1936.
The couple became acquainted with most everyone in Galena and many in the county as they campaigned together for the office of county clerk and recorder, an elected position Carl held for 28 years. Mom was Dad's secretary at the courthouse for a few years until she opened her own Income Tax and Bookkeeping office in Galena servicing many businesses in the area. Later, she was appointed assistant township supervisor and retired when she was 81 years old, which she said "was a good time to retire."
After retirement, Lorraine got a great deal of enjoyment going out for lunch often at Happy Joe's and traveling with Dorris and Kathyl. The Schoenhards had a six-generation family.
Surviving are three daughters, Dorris Grau, of Galena, Carlyne Orr, of Golden, Colo., and Kathyl Warning, of Galena; a son, Carl (Ann) Schoenhard Jr. of Galena; a daughter-in-law, Janet Schoenhard, of Athens, Ill.; grandchildren, Nancy (Russ) Frizzell, Jeanie (Art) Bonerek, Betty (John) Glen, Bob (Donna) Grau, Larry (Lisa) Grau, Bill (Debbie Boone) Grau, Penny (Dave) Putterlik, Patti (Kenny) Bodine, Joe (Mary) Orr, Randy (Arvella) Warning, Grant (Linda) Warning, Marty (Dee) Warning, Kristine Warning, Sharie (Tim) Maloney, Kim, Jon (Jodi) Schoenhard, Blaine Schoenhard, Jody (Mark) Calvert, Jim (Deb) Schoenhard and Matthew (Laura) Schoenhard; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Jim; and grandchildren, Linda Grau, Carla Newell and Erin Schoenhard.
Jo Daviess County
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Aug 11, 2010
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