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Michael Schoenfelder - February 20, 2014


Michael James Schoenfelder was born Jan. 12, 1949, at Rochester, Minn., to Donald V. and Elizabeth M. (Simmons) Scheonfelder, the second of four boys. As a young man he attended St. Francis Elementary School and Lourdes High School, both in Rochester, graduating in 1967.
Mike enlisted into the U.S. Air Force soon after high school graduation and served until 1971 including service in the Vietnam War.
Mike married Patricia Ellen Moreland on April 10, 1981, in Las Vegas, Nev., and to this union two daughters were born, Jamie and Megan. The couple settled in Denver, Colo., for several years, where Mike was employed as a factory representative for a major chemical company. They moved to Atlanta, Ga., in 1983, and Eau Claire, Wis., in 1993. Mike continued working in sales for a large equipment company. He later retired from sales and began his second career as an over the road truck driver. Mike and Pat moved to Imperial in June of 2008, and Mike was employed at the Frenchman Valley Coop for several years.
Mike passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2014, at his home in Imperial. He was 65 years of age.
Mike enjoyed being out-of-doors and loved to fish, especially trying his hand at catching muskie.
Mike was preceded in death by his father and brother, Frank Schoenfelder.
Survivors include mother Elizabeth Thompson and husband Arnold of Rochester, Minn.; wife Patricia of Imperial; daughters Jamie Schoenfelder of Eau Claire, Wis. and Megan Schoenfelder of North Platte, Neb.; granddaughter Miklyn Schoenfelder of North Platte, Neb.; brothers Gary Schoenfelder of Rochester, Minn. and Greg Schoenfelder and wife Gwen of Rochester, Minn.; numerous local brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Crossroads Wesleyan Church, Imperial, with Pastor Phil Harris officiating.
Casketbearers were Lex Thompson, Butch Loring, Mike Moreland, Gary Schoenfelder, Jason German, Greg Schoenfelder and Chad Scheonfelder.
Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
Military Rites by VFW Post #4688, Imperial.
On line condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.