FRANK RUSSELL SCHOENHARDT MESA, Ariz. - Frank Russell Schoenhardt passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. He was born Aug. 31, 1949, in Freeport, Ill., to Frank and Gertrude (Krull) Schoenhardt, and graduated from Forreston (Ill.) High School. He served our country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He attended college in Minneapolis. He married the love of his life, Carolyn Kling, on May 24, 1973, and raised eight children. He and his wife fostered dozens of children through AASK AZ. He was a fleet manager in the auto business for many years. He will be remembered for his quick wit, his storytelling ability, and his great sense of humor. He was greeted in heaven by his beloved wife, Carolyn; daughter, Lizbeth Leticia (Betsy); parents; sister, Betty Crull; and brother-in-law, Jean Cross. He is survived by daughter, Teresa (Daniel) Bengtson; son, Daniel (Sarah), grandsons, Tony and Tommy; son, Brett (Patricia), grandsons, Noah and Preston, granddaughter, Mckenzie; son, David (Michelle), granddaughter, Jordyn, grandson, Dylan; daughters, Rebecca (JoJo) and Anna; son, Michael; sisters, Alice Cross and Lynn Thomas; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1551 E. Dana Ave., Mesa. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, with a rosary to start at 7 p.m. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa. Reception at Christ the King Catholic Church Presentation Hall following burial. In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for Frank's three youngest children at Chase Bank. Contact Chase Bank for details reference account#2935536815.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2013