Michael Schoenecker, age 78 of Cambridge, died December 8, 2021 at home surrounded by family. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 15th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Isanti with a gathering time 1 hour prior.
Michael (Mike) John Schoenecker passed away at the age of 78 on December 8th, 2021 at home in Cambridge, MN surrounded by his loving family. He was born in St. Paul, MN on November 30, 1943 to his parents Herbert and Louise Schoenecker. He was one of 15 children in a family filled with the LOVE of Jesus.
He went to school at North St. Paul High School. Joined the Navy at 17 years old and served 1961 to 1964. Graduated from Metro State University. He later served in the MN National Guard as a military policeman. He was a jack of all trades and worked in many professions through out his life. He was a business owner, engineer at Unisys, realtor, police officer and a mailman.
He married Carla Dell Knippel on 8/2/1969 in Winona, MN. They were married for 52 years. They raised their 3 children in Forest Lake, MN then later retired to their cabin in Aitkin, MN. After retirement they enjoyed many winters in Mesa, Arizona. They recently moved to Cambridge, MN to be close to family.
Mike enjoyed life with his family; hiking, vacations, fishing, hunting and camping. He loved to play cards, bean bag and was very good at the arts of photography, painting and stained glass. He was very intelligent and loved to study geology, space, electronics, etc. but, most of all his Catholic faith. He was a servant in his community through volunteering at Caring and Sharing Hands, as a confirmation teacher, Jaycees, Knights of Columbus.
Mike LOVED his family unconditionally. He LOVED his wife. He is very proud of all his children and grandchildren. Most of all he LOVES the Lord.
Mike is survived by his wife, Carla; daughters, Kelly (Jason) White, Kathie (Marco) Barberis, Kari (Rich) Barber; Grandchildren, Allie White, Nolan and Lucy Barber; Sisters, Teri Schneider and Mary (Daryl) Morgan and Brother, Dave (Ev) Schoenecker; Sisters in law, Edna Schoenecker, Ruth Schoenecker, Mary Schoenecker; many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Louise Schoenecker; Son, John; Sisters, Louise Schoenecker, Elaine (Mel) Ruhland, Bette (Dick) Conners, Jean (George) Boldt; Brothers, Bud (Lorrayne) Schoenecker, James Schoenecker, Richard Schoenecker, Tom Schoenecker, Rog Schoenecker, Bob (Rita) Schoenecker, Jerry Schoenecker and brother in law, DeWayne Schneider.
We all LOVE you and miss you! Please pray and intercede for us in Heaven.