Obit: Schoenfeld, Milton Emil "Uncle Milty" (1924 - 2011)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Schoenfeld, Turner, Free, Grassman, Johnson, Thundercloud, Nemitz, Kuhl, Boh, Biebert


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 3, 2011


Schoenfeld, Milton Emil "Uncle Milty" (7 May 1924 - 26 July 2011) With flag


Milton Schoenfeld, 87, of Neillsville died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at the Pine View Care Center in Black River Falls.


Milton Emil Schoenfeld was born May 7, 1924, the son of Emil and Mabel (Turner) Schoenfeld.  He went to school in Neillsville, graduated and then joined the Army Air Corp and served for four years. After his discharge, he came back to Neillsville to farm.  He was united in marriage to June Free July 29, 1945, in Neillsville.


Milt was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville.  He was also a member and served on the membership committee of the Haugen-Richmond American Legion Post #73 in Neillsville.  He loved to fish, hunt, play softball and play cards.

He is survived by a daughter, Carol. (Jerold) Grassman of Black River Falls, two granddaughters, Jennifer Grassman and Carolyn (Ryan) Johnson; and three great-grandchildren, Joshua Thundercloud, Kaytlin Johnson and Nathan Johnson.


He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, June, who died Oct. 4, 1993.


Funeral services for Milt were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Pastor Timothy Biebert officiated.  Music was provided by Sharon Nemitz, organist.  Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council.


Casketbearers were Ty Turner, Rodney Johnson, Joshua Thundercloud, Wayne Kuhl, Franklin Boh and Nathan Johnson.


Online condolences may be made at


The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Milt’s family with funeral arrangements.



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