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Lila Schoen

February 11, 1927 — December 9, 2011

Lila V. Schoen (nee Johnson), age 84, formerly of Neillsville, WI died Friday, December 9, 2011 at Linden Grove in Waukesha, WI. Lila died shortly after experiencing a stroke.Lila V. Schoen was born on February 11, 1927 in Tigerton, WI, the daughter of Orrie and Mrytle (Fink) Johnson. Lila graduated from St. Agnes School of Nursing in 1948. For most of her distinguished nursing career, she worked as a nurse at Neillsville Memorial Hospital. Lila loved being a nurse.Lila married Franklin J. Schoen, Sr. on September 18, 1948 in Wittenberg, WI. Lila partnered with Franklin to operate a dairy farm at W4603 State Highway 73. Lila and her husband, Franklin, lived at this location for over 45 years. In addition to being a nurse, Lila was always busy decorating cakes, sewing clothes, canning the vegetables from their large gardens and taking fishing trips with Franklin. Lila and Franklin spent over twenty winters near Mission, TX.Lila is survived by 2 daughters, Maurine (Richard) Willey of Pewaukee, WI and Debra (Lowell) Richter of Granite Falls, WA.; three sons, Franklin (Teresa) Schoen Jr. of Neillsville, Michael (Phyllis) Schoen of Neillsville and David (Francine) Schoen of Cheyenne, WY, 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Lila is further survived by 2 sisters, Donna (Curtis) Peterson of Rochester, WI and Lorraine (Marlyn) Ebert of Weyauwega, WI; 1 brother Dale (Sue) Johnson of Park City, Montana. She is also survived by dear in-laws, Ed (Grace) Schoen of Neillsville, WI, Eleanor Neville of Glenwood City, WI and Lou Hainz of Neillsville, WI and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.Lila was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin, her parents, Orrie and Myrtle and her twin brother, Leo.A Mass of Christian Burial will held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville, WI. Rev. Varkey V. Joseph will be the celebrant. Providing music will be Ronald Resong, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m., to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2011 prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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