Donivan (Don) Schoonover

Donivan (Don) Glenn Schoonover
May 11, 1924 - March 19, 2013
Donivan (Don) Glenn Schoonover, 88, died March 19, 2013 at a Boise Care Center of natural causes. Don was born May 11, 1924 to Herman and Luella (Esse) Schoonover at McIntosh, South Dakota. He graduated from Boise High School, then joined the military in 1943, retiring from the Air Force as a Master Sargent in 1966. After his military career, he owned 2 gasoline service stations, retiring a second time.
He married Royal Brogden on December 29, 1949. From this union came 3 children: Douglas, Bonnie, and Curtis. They later divorced. In 1982, he met Joan Lynskey and they married on April 5, 1986 in Reno, Nevada.
He was a 50-year member of Boise Lodge #2, a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite bodies, the El Korah Shrine, Past Grand Royal Patron of the Order of the Amaranth, Past Worthy Patron of Eastern Star, and a member of the VFW.
Don is survived by his devoted wife Joan of 26 years, sons Doug (JoAnn) and Curt (MaryAnn), sister Mary Lou (Jack), brother Richard, 3 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, stepchildren Diane (Mike) Rogers and Leona Lynskey, 7 step grand children, and 10 great step grand children. He was preceded in death by both parents, brother Howard, daughter Bonnie, and sister in-law Bobbie Schoonover.
The Schoonover family would like to extend deep appreciation to the staff and management at the Good Samaritan Society, Boise Village for their kind hearted and caring assistance with Don's care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Shriners Childrens Hospitals or to . Memorial service will be held at the Alden-Waggoner funeral chapel in Boise on Wednesday, April 3 at 1 pm. Reception to follow at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.


Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 1, 2013