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Elmer W. Schonrock, 89

Jan 17, 2016

Elmer Schonrock

Wells Elmer William Schonrock, age 89, of Winnebago, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at United Hospital in Blue Earth.

Funeral services were held Jan. 16, 2016, at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Winnebago, Rev. William Sabol officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago.

He was born Dec. 9, 1926, at Beauford Township, the son of Herman and Ida (Nitschke) Schonrock. On Feb. 23, 1952 he married Maxine R. Bates in Winnebago. They lived on the Schonrock farm until 1980, when they moved into Winnebago. After moving into town Elmer continued farming until retiring in 1991. On May 22, 2004 he married Janice Marie (Arickx) Comisky in Winnebago.

He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior serving on the church council, and an usher for many years. He enjoyed bowling, anything to do with farming, the Chicago Board of Trade, and watching his grandchildren in their activities.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Schonrock, of Winnebago; son, Steven (Janet) Schonrock, of Winnebago; granddaughter, Sheila (Robert) Schultz and their children Jake, Brady, and Kali, of Delano; granddaughter, Sara (Robert) Southworth and their children Annika, and Kylie, of St. Peter; grandson, Matthew (Kristi) Schonrock and their children, Mason, and Karter, of Winnebago; granddaughter, Shannon (Colby) Swanson and their children Ella, and Drew, of Winnebago; step-children, Colleen (Paul) Tauke, of Desoto, Iowa, Deanna (Jerry) Gard, of Algonquin, Illinois, James (Shelley) Comisky, of Atkins, Iowa, Jason (Christy) Comisky, of Ankeny, Iowa, and eight step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine R. Schonrock; two infant sons; brothers, Arnold, Ervin, Merlin; sisters, Erna Wingen, Betty Dooley, and parents.

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