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Donald Edward Schoenleber

March 5, 1926 ~ April 25, 2019 (age 93)

Donald Edward Schoenleber, 93 of Niles, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 with his family by his side.

Donald was born on March 5, 1926 in Milwaukee.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Julia (Lukitsch) Schoenleber and his brother Alan Schoenleber.

Donald is survived by his wife of 66 years, Kathleen and their children; Keith (Kathy) Schoenleber of Berrien Springs, Gary (Doris) Schoenleber of Niles and Julie Schoenleber of Niles, grandchildren; Brent (Tricha), Scott (Sarah), David and Michael, great grandchildren; Allie, Abbie, Macy and Sadie.

Donald was a Terminal Manager for Citgo until his retirement in 1984. 

Donald had honorably served in the U. S. Navy during WWII on the USS Hornet and again during the Korean War.  He was a life member of the American Legion.  He was also active in the Knights of Columbus. Don enjoyed spending winters in Florida where they had many special friends.  He enjoyed boating, taking walks and reading the paper.  He and Kathleen traveled all over the world.  Donald was a Notre Dame Football fan, he also enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and the Cubs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 8, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 219 S. State St. Niles with calling from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Memorials in Donald’s name may be made to St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 219 S. State St. Niles, MI 49120 or to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.

Online condolences may be made at www.halbritterwickens.com.

Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services 615 E. Main St. is assisting the family with arrangements.


Donations may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997
Web: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

Saint Mary Catholic Church
219 South State Street, Niles MI 49120
Tel: 1-269-683-5087
Web: http://www.stmarysniles.org/


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