Harold E. Schoen, 86, of Belleville, IL, born August 31, 1923, in Belleville, IL, died peacefully Thursday, August 12, 2010.
Mr. Schoen was a United States Army World War II veteran. He was awarded three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart Medal of Honor for his superior performance in the line of duty and service to his country.
He was co-owner of Hal-Roy Jewelers in Collinsville, IL, a salesman for V.L. McCormick, and a salesman for Precision Data Products. In 1980 he founded and was president and CEO of SCR, Inc., in St. Louis, Mo. He remained active in SCR until his retirement in 1991.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Bernice “Bernie”, nee Biver, Schoen, whom he married on May 25, 1948; his parents, Martin E. and Amanda F., nee Herzing, Schoen; and two brothers, Martin Schoen and Edward Schoen.
Surviving are his four children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, Rick Schoen (Karen Irby) of Tucson, AZ; Barb (Ken) Anthem, their children, Kim Anthem and Jason Anthem, and Kim’s sons, Trevor, Nick, and Nathan Anthem, all of Wichita, KS; Joe (Julie) Schoen and their children, Danny, Sam, Tess, and Madeline, of Belleville, IL; and Greg (Judi) Schoen of Belleville, IL, and their children, Beth (Joe) Ondrako, Kate Schoen, and David (Jackie) Schoen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Althoff Catholic High School, to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from to Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 5923 North Belt West, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with the Rev. Jack McEvilly officiating. Burial will be in Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.