Lauretta Schoenbeck, 82 of Webster died on Monday, October 03, 2011 at her daughters home in Sioux Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday, October 7, 2011 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster. Burial will be at St. Ottos Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Thursday 2-4 P.M. then continuing at the church until 8 P.M. with a 7 P.M. Rosary Service.
Lauretta Margaret Schmit was born on Wednesday, April 3, 1929 to Anton and Marcella (Meyer) Schmit on the family farm near Andover, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. She attended country school near her home and graduated from Lily High School in 1946. She moved to Portland, Oregon.
On September 27, 1947 she was united in marriage to Leo Schoenbeck at Portland. The couple made their home in Portland until 1950 when they returned to Day County to the Andover area. In 1953 they moved to Webster where she was a homemaker, raising their eight children and was well known as a seamstress. In 1981 she began working at Bethesda Home in the dietary department and worked there until her retirement in 1990. Leo passed away in 1989. After retirement she enjoyed extensive traveling, family vacations and bus tours. Her motto was Have suitcase, will travel! Her bucket list was complete.
She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church where she was active in the Altar Society and Catholic Daughters. She belonged to Birthday Club, A.R.C. and enjoyed her weekly card game with friends.
Lauretta passed away on Monday, October 3, 2011 at her daughters home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 82 years and 6 months.
Survivors include three sons, Lee (Donna) Schoenbeck of Watertown, SD, Larry (Tracy Robinson) Schoenbeck of Harrisburg, SD and Loren (Lisa) Schoenbeck of Webster, SD; five daughters, Lois (Joe) Mattecheck and Laura (Bob) Donat both of Sioux Falls, SD, Linda Schoenbeck of Brookings, SD, Lila (Randy) Bauer of Luverne, MN and Lynette (Darrel) McFarland of Selby, SD; four brothers, Bernard (Paqui) Schmit of Orlando, FL, Irven Schmit of Webster, SD, Leo (Carol) Schmit of Butler, SD and Larry (Lu) Schmit of Denver, CO; one sister, Lillian (Dennis) Denholm of Ipswich, SD; twenty grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
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