Elizabeth Schoonover

Date of Death: May 10, 2018
Elizabeth Schoonover

1928 - 2018

Elizabeth “Betty” Schoonover, 90, of Waupun, died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Prairie Ridge in Waupun.

Betty was born March 30, 1928 in Sheboygan, the daughter of Eugene and Erna Mueller Stahl. Betty graduated from Sheboygan North High School. She continued her education at The University of WI Extension and later Mission House in Sheboygan where she met her future husband. On January 24, 1948 she married Robert “Bob” Schoonover in Klemme, IA. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. After raising their family, Betty was employed at Waupun Middle School as a secretary for many years. Betty was in the same bridge club since 1948. She loved to be of service and was a very active member of Waupun United Methodist Church, serving on many committees. She was a past president of Church Women United and Waupun Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Betty loved Tuttle Lake where their family vacationed since 1952. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her children: David E. Schoonover (Joan Mitchell) of Green Bay, Beth (Keith) Irish of Neenah, and Jane Derksen of Huntington, IN; seven grandchildren: Kip Irish of Oshkosh, Marnie (David) Hyland of Madison, Missy (Marty) Stordeur of Colorado, Lynn Schoonover of Green Bay, Amy (Adrian) Barroso of Australia, Neil Derksen of Lakeland, WA, and Megan Derksen of Kalamazoo, MI; and seven great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Schoonover, in 2010; and brother, Dr. George Stahl.


Relatives and friends may call on the family on Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Betty will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Waupun United Methodist Church with Rev. Deb Hastings officiating.

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  1. Phil Buteyn Says: May 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Dear Beth and Keith, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this sad time. While it can be said, “She lived 90 wonderful years…”, that longevity often serves to make it much harder to say goodbye. However, what makes Betty’s passing such a blessing is that she’s now with her Lord in Heaven.
    Phil and Joy Buteyn

  2. Cindy Piggott Says: May 14, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    “If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.” Andrew Mason
    I was saddened to hear about the passing of Betty Schoonover. My fondest memory of Betty was her dislike of dandelions. When I worked at Prairie Ridge, I remember seeing Betty outside trying to rid the lawn of every dandelion. I enjoyed it when Betty came into my office almost everyday to have a conversation. Every evening around 4 o’clock Betty and several friends would sit in front of the fire place in the lobby drinking a glass of wine and eating a snack before the evening meal. Oftentimes, Betty and her friends would ask me to join, and I enjoyed the conversation. My sympathy to Betty’s family. “A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”

  3. Carol Eichstadt Says: May 19, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Dear Dave and Beth, Sincere sympathy to you both. So sorry I missed the visitstion. Just heard about your mother’s passing. She was a very talented lady. May God bless you both. Sincerely, Bill and Carol Euchstadt

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