Bev Schoenung

Beverly J. Schoenung, 75, of Chilton died March 25, 2021 at Willowdale Health Services in New Holstein.

She was born April 29, 1945, daughter of the late James and Anastasia Demler. She married Simon Schoenung and they had three children.

Bev’s faith was an important part of her life. She attended Catholic Mass every week with her daughters, Karri and Ranee.

Bev enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and listening to country music. If it were Monday or Friday night, you would find her watching WWE Raw or WWE SmackDown! Bev also loved to read, especially true crime and nonfiction.

In a world where our acceptance is questioned, you never had to question it with Bev. She welcomed all people into her home. She was always willing to listen. This carried over to one of Bev’s greatest passions, childcare. Bev provided childcare for many children over the years. The children she cared for were her pride and joy. She loved all the children she cared for, as if they were her own. Bev was an important person in many of the children’s lives, extending beyond childcare. Bev attended their sporting events and school concerts. Even after Bev no longer provided child-care, she never stopped thinking about the children she had cared for, often reflecting on the many memories of their time together.

Bev was truly one of a kind. Her strength and courage were some of her most admirable assets. She was your “last man standing,” the one you could count on through thick and thin. Her sense of humor and selfless ways will be remembered fondly by many.

Beth is survived by her daughters, Karri and Ranee Schoenung; grandchildren Crystal, Heather, Brittney, and Katlyn Schoenung; daughter-in-law Judy Schoenung; and brothers James (Freia) Demler and Richard (Ann) Demler.

Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Simon; parents Anastasia and James; her son, Dale Schoenung; siblings June Bostwick, Jackie (Emil) Custer, Martha (Paul) Little, and Rodney Demler; and Simon’s parents, Jake and Adeline Schoenung.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 54 E. Main St. in Chilton with the Rev. Jon Thorson officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chilton. A time of visitation will take place on Tuesday, April 6 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St. in Chilton and again on Wednesday, April 7 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. There will be a Parish Vigil Service on Tuesday, April 6 at the funeral home at the close of the visitation.

Go rest high on that mountain

Son your work on Earth is done

Go to heaven a-shoutin’

Love for the Father and the Son

(Gill, 1995, track 11, stanza 2)

I’m already there

Take a look around

I’m the sunshine in your hair

I’m the shadow on the ground

I’m the whisper in the wind

I’m your imaginary friend

And I know I’m in your prayers

Oh, I’m already there

(Baker, Myers, McDonald, 2001, Track 7, stanza 2)

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