Milo D. Schoenthaler, 89, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A graveside service and burial celebrating Milo's life will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa, with military honors. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 4 to 7 P.M. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the visitation.
Milo David Schoenthaler was born on March 4, 1930 in Jackson County, Iowa, to Ed and Osta (Hamilton) Schoenthaler. He was a 1948 graduate of Elwood High School and then served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He married Fern D. Schnoor on June 14, 1954 in Nebraska. To this union four children were born, Mark, Boyd, Leon and Todd.
Upon returning home from the military, Milo worked for a Railroad Station near Elwood, Iowa. He then worked for the Buckhorn Creamery until its closing and after that at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa for ten years. For a short time thereafter, he worked at John Deere Harvester Works in Moline, Illinois. He then worked for the Maquoketa Community School District as a custodian for over 25 years, retiring in 1992.
Milo was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. He enjoyed going for coffee each day and having breakfast every Thursday morning with friends. He was an avid sports fan with the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Iowa Hawkeyes being a few of his favorites.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Fern Schoenthaler of Maquoketa, IA; sons, Mark (Kathy) Schoenthaler of Colorado Springs, CO, Boyd (Pam) Schoenthaler of Maquoketa, IA, and Todd (Chris) Schoenthaler of Edmond, OK; 7 grandchildren, Ian, Chad, Megan, Mindy, Curtis, April and Shaun; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother George "Stu" Schoenthaler, and a son Leon Schoenthaler in 2010.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County.
Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
My Sincere Sympathy and Prayers to Family, Lorna and Brad Dewell
So sorry for your loss. So many fond memories over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care.
So many great memories of Milo and family, so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you Fern and family
Mark and family. Danielle and I are so sorry to hear of Milo's passing. He was always smiling and treeted us like family when we were at your place. Time always heals the pain and leaves fond memories that last a lifetime.
Many a glasses tipped, many stories shared always accompanied by love and laughter of dear friends and family . Milo was loved by many and missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers go out to Fern,Boyd, Pam and family.. ♥️
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love Milo and all of you. I could always count on him being outside to visit on my walk to Pam’s. I’ll miss those chats.
Praying for the whole family. I remember baby siting one summer for all the boys. The did not terrorize me too bad.
Praying for each of you during this time of sadness. May the memories of this sweet man help you in the days and weeks ahead.
Fern & Family: Sending our deepest sympathy to you in your loss of a wonderful man! Milo was custodian at MCHS when I was there. Always difficult to get pictures of him for the yearbook!
Sorry to hear about Milo, I have many fond memories!
Our sincere sympathy to Fern and family. He was a happy, sincere man. Enjoyed his presence at outings, golf course.
To Fern and family, So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you all. Cherish the Love shared and the Memories made for these keep our Loved ones with us forever in our hearts.
So many fond memories of good times with Milo from Briggs Elem. to basketball road trips💕 Such a wonderful friend joining L. In heaven.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sending a huge hug to everyone of you. Just remember the empty place in your heart will be filled with all the loving memories you have of him.(Auntie) Cheryl Burney
Fern and Family: So sorry to here of Milo's passing. Our prayers and thoughts be with you during this sad time.
My deepest sympathy to the family. may Milo rest in peace.
Fern & Family,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Milo. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. Hugs and Prayers
I am sending my condolences to the Schoenthaler family. I pray that God will bless Milo's soul and grant you peace.
Dear Schoenthalers, our prayers and condolences go out to your family at this time of loss. Milo was an absolute joy to be around and I remember his infectious smile and positive attitude. Fern too! She was always a bright spot
and I’m sure still is. We hope you find strength with the memories and love you all had for Milo. He was a great man.
Fern and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Milo. He was such a great guy. I have many fond memories of him while growing up with Todd. Our thoughts and and prayers are with the entire family.
Mark and Renee Pape and family
Fern and Family. So very sorry for your loss. Hugs and Prayers.
IM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR THAT MILO PASSED AWAY .HE WAS ALWAYS SUCH A WONDERFUL GUY. MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY
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