Lois (Christensen) Schoeneman

Schoeneman (Christensen), Lois Lois died on December 10 surrounded by her family. She was born on March 7, 1940 in Redwood Falls, MN, the daughter of Milton and Arlean (Meyer) Christensen. Lois graduated from Mankato High School in 1958. She graduated from St. Olaf College in 1962 where she met the love of her life, Dan. She taught High School English/Speech and coached a championship debate team near Denver, CO. Dan and Lois were married on September 25, 1965. They moved to Albert Lea where they raised their family, created an extended group of dear friends and she served the community in many ways. Lois received a Master's Degree in Counseling at Mankato State and was a guidance counselor at Albert Lea High School for 10 years, retiring in 1995. Lois was an active member of her church, served on many local boards and was Chair of the Minnesota Board of Directors for Lutheran Social Services. Lois was a caring leader and passionately worked to strengthen family values in her community. She will be lovingly missed by her family; son Michael Schoeneman and his wife Diane (Wallner) of Owatonna, daughter Kristen and husband Matt Thurber of Edina, MN, grandsons Daniel and David Schoeneman of Owatonna, brother Gary and Anne Christensen of Naples, FL, sister Judy and Nick Trotter of Windom, MN and their children, and brother-in-law John Schoeneman of Owatonna. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Dan. Memorial Services will be held 11am on Thursday December 19 at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. A visitation will be held 58 pm on Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Services, Albert Lea, and one hour before services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Alzheimer's Association or donor's choice.