Michael "Mike" Charles Schomber, 66, of Maryville, Ill., formerly of Belleville, Ill., born February 19, 1950, in Belleville, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, Ill.
Mike built a career with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company as a truck and farm tire sales representative that spanned 37 years. He was a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic Grade School, Belleville, Ill., Althoff Catholic High School, Belleville, Ill., and Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Ill. Mr. Schomber was a previous member of St. Mary Catholic Church and St. Augustine Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., and a current member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Edwardsville, Ill. He was also a member of the Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, Swansea, Ill. Mike served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1968-1974 and was an avid golfer, St. Louis Cardinal's fan and family man.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rita, nee Grandcolas, Schomber; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Andrew and Valeria, nee Wegman, Schoendienst; a brother, John Thomas Schomber; an infant son, Joseph Schomber; and a nephew, Barton Schomber.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Susan, nee Schoendienst, Schomber; one son, Chris (Robin) Schomber; one daughter, Anne (Luke) Runge; four grandchildren, Mia and Chase Schomber, and Melanie and George Runge; two sisters, Patricia Hall and Jane (Mike) White; one brother, Kenneth "Joe" (Patricia) Schomber; one brother-in-law, Andrew (Lorelei) Schoendienst; one sister-in-law, Janet (David) Billhartz; seven nieces, Jill Billhartz, Jeanne (Gordon) Mitchell, Christy (Eric) Fortin, Lauren (Mike) Cruz, Megan White, Elizabeth Schomber, and Dana (Jason) Miller; and six nephews, Andrew Schoendienst, Todd Behrmann, Shaun (Michelle) Behrmann, Scott (Peggy) Hall, Chadd Hall, and Matthew Schomber.
He also leaves behind countless friends and business associates. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all.
Memorials may be made to the
, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS), or in the form of masses to St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Augustine Catholic Church or St. Boniface Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.; and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., with Msgr. William McGhee officiating. Burial will be in Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Oct. 1, 2016