William T. Schoenack, 69 of Rollingstone, MN, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Winona Health Hospital.
William Thomas was born May 11, 1950, in Alexandria, MN to Ludwig and Rosetta (Moerike) Schoenack. He graduated from Jefferson High School, Alexandria, MN. He was then drafted by the US Army and was honorably discharged June 1972. Bill then attended Alexandria Area Vocational Technical School. After his move to Winona, he met the love of his life and soulmate, and on June 14, 1986, he married Susan L. Schultz and together they raised their two children: Crystal and Adam.
He was formerly employed by Polachek Electric, DS Electric, Crescent Electric, and Judd Electric. He also was employed at Hal Leonard, Winona. Bill loved the outdoors, except shoveling snow. He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, reading, and watching baseball and football. He also loved music. One of his prized concerts was seeing The Beatles. Sitting around the campfire with family and friends, especially at their permanent campsite at Money Creek Haven campground was very relaxing and he really enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; two children: Crystal (John) Mehren, St. Paul, MN and Adam “AJ” (Ana Lenne) Schoenack, Winona; three grandchildren: Olivia, John “Tony”, and Isabelle; a brother Mike (Sandy) Schoenack, Alexandria, MN; a sister-in-law Sharon (Bill) Haessig, Stillwater, MN and nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, in-laws and a sister-in-law.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post 9, Winona, MN. Our dear husband, father and grandfather deserves a beautiful tribute. However, we appreciate in this unknown time with the COVID-19 pandemic that attending a service may not be in your best health interest. Please be with us in prayer. Should you be able to attend, please join us at the cemetery. Please see Facebook for any last minute updates.
Honorary bearers will be Bill’s grandchildren, and Bob Nestark, Curt Glenna, Bill Haessig, Justin Schoenack, Joe Schoenack and Samantha Jo Haessig.
Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Crematory, Winona, MN and Fountain City, WI. Words of sympathy and remembrance can be given at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com