Marlene Schoning, 1933-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Marlene Jane Schoning, 85, of LaPorte, Indiana, who passed away March 23, 2018.

Marlene was born February 11, 1933, in Robinson, North Dakota, to Carl and Alice (Goodman) Klatt.

On October 17, 1949, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, she married Henry C. Schoning, who preceded her in death.

Marlene was a homemaker and a member of First Church of God.

She is survived by her daughter, Alice (Randall) Cunningham of LaPorte, Indiana; son, Donald (Lois) Schoning of Bremen, Indiana; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry; three sisters and two brothers.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at the funeral home. Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pastor Jeff Zigler will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545; or the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309.

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3 Responses to “Marlene Schoning, 1933-2018”

  1. Carroll Huffman

    Mar 25. 2018

    I am so sorry to hear that of your loss. I and so many people loved her so and will miss her terribly. She will always be remembered and leave smiles on our faces and that is a great tribute.

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  2. Calvin Chapman

    Mar 26. 2018

    So sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing . She was a good friend of my mother and I went to school with Don. Heaven has another angel.

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  3. Gary & Cinda Searing

    Mar 26. 2018

    No more suffering no more pain, that’s the promise God has made. While we are happy for you that you will hurt no more and be at peace in heaven with Jesus. WE will miss you, and your welcoming smile. God has blessed us for awhile, in getting to know you as part of our church family. I pray the family finds comfort in knowing Marlene is at home with Jesus, and is not in any pain. God Bless you all.

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