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Glenn L. Schoenholz

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – Glenn Loren Schoenholz, 85, of Dixon, formerly of Paw Paw, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Sterling. He was a lifelong farmer.  

Glenn was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Paw Paw, the son of Arthur W. and Alma (Baxter) Schoenholz. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon and Sterling Moose Lodge, and a past member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Glenn greatly enjoyed traveling to Texas, dancing, and participating in the Summer Harvest Festival as part of the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society at Chaplain Creek Historical Village.

Survivors include one son, David (Diane) Schoenholz of Oregon; three daughters, Christine Steder of Dixon, Diane (Jack) Sanders of Grand Detour, and Janet (John) Beiler of Sterling; his former wife, and mother of his children, Norma Heckman of Dixon; two brothers, Howard (Bernice) Schoenholz and Raymond Schoenholz, both of Paw Paw; 11 grandchildren, Chet (Heather) Klapprodt of Dixon, Erin McClean of Virginia, Danielle (Louis McAfee) Roby, David Schoenholz Jr., and Jamie Schoenholz, all of Dixon, Mick (Erin) Schoenholz of Oregon, Megan Schoenholz of Belleville, Joanna (Nick) Kibble and Paula (Mike) Kibble, both of Dixon, April (Dan) Ramirez of Sterling, and Jessica (Trent Friday) Garza of Dixon; one stepgranddaughter, Ginger Sanders of Sterling; 23 great-grandchildren; and his companion, Margaret Hall of Dixon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Donald Schoenholz and Vern Girton; and one grandson, John Beiler Jr.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Frank Langholf, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Wyoming Cemetery in Paw Paw. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

A memorial has been established to Dixon Food Pantry.

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