Daniel Schoeneman, 1939-2014

Published 9:00 am Sunday, September 14, 2014

Memorial services for Daniel S. Schoeneman of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate.

Daniel Shoeneman

Daniel Shoeneman

Interment will be in St. Theodore Cemetery in Albert Lea. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea veterans organizations. Friends may visit with family from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and one hour before services at the church.

Dan died surrounded by the love of his family at his son’s home in Owatonna Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. He was 74.

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He was born Nov. 30, 1939, in Hutchinson, the son of Rufus and Leora (Tollefson) Schoeneman. Dan’s family moved to Owatonna where he graduated from high school in 1958. As a young man he was proud to have obtained the honor of Eagle Scout.

He continued his education at St. Olaf College in Northfield, where he received his undergraduate degree and met the love of his life, Lois.

He obtained his D.D.S. degree from the University of Minnesota.

Dan and Lois Christensen were married Sept. 25, 1965, in Minneapolis. Following their marriage Dan served two years in the Army at Fort Irwin in California.

Following his term of service, Dan and Lois moved to Albert Lea where they raised their family and he practiced dentistry for the next 38 years.

He was an active member of First Lutheran Church and the Rotary Club, where he had served as past president. He also enjoyed his membership in the Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club.

Dan was best known for his contagious smile and gift of conversation. He was a passionate outdoorsman and shared his love for hunting and fishing with his son and grandchildren. Throughout his life he treasured the companionship of many springer spaniel dogs. He loved to travel and sought adventure. He cherished time spent with family, especially up north at the cabin.

He will be lovingly missed by his family: wife, Lois; son, Michael Schoeneman, and his wife, Diane (Wallner), of Owatonna; daughter, Kristen, and husband, Matt Thurber, of Edina; grandsons David and Daniel Schoeneman of Owatonna; brother, John Schoeneman of Owatonna; brother-in law, Gary, and Anne Christensen of Naples, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Judy, and Nick Trotter of Windom and their children.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His kind heart and generous soul will be dearly missed by his family and many dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or donor’s choice.