Robert Schoener

robert schoener
Robert Schoener (Bob) was born on 8/01/29 in Pelican Rapids, MN, to Margaret Trossen Schoener and John Schoener. The family moved to Fargo where Bob attended school graduating from Sacred Heart Academy in 1947. Baseball was a large part of Bob’s life. While in high school he pitched on three State Championship Fargo American Legion teams. He was then drafted by the Cleveland Indians. He later attended NDSU and became employed as a salesman for many years with American Standard. Bob married Geraldine Sullivan at Holy Spirit Church on 7/10/1954. Together they raised three daughters. His greatest joy was spending years at the family lake cabin on West McDonald Lake. He was an avid hunter and loved to tell stories of the hunting trips with his buddies. He was a great Father and Grandfather. He often mentioned what a blessed life he led! Bob is survived by his wife, Geraldine; his daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Greg Wheelden, Fargo, ND, Laurie and Joe Leonhart, Fargo; Patti and Don Dill, Bellevue, WA; grandchildren Paul (Ann) Jarvis, Rachel Krein and Dan Krein of Fargo; great-grandchildren Avery, James and Dawson Jarvis of Fargo. The family would like to thank Bob’s neighbors in North Fargo for all of their love and support over the years that led to Bob living out his dream of staying in his home until the end. Bob passed away on August 18, 2020 at his home in Fargo. Everyone is welcome to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday at Holy Spirit. The family does request that those in attendance wear masks. FUNERAL MASS: 2 PM Friday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo BURIAL: Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at

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  1. Patti Dill and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad/ husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    With love and hugs,

  2. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of the old neighborhood. My heart goes out to you,Gerry, in the loss of your life partner, and to Peggy, Laurie, and Patty, in the loss of your dad. I do remember Bob nicknamed me “Gertrude” when I was young….great memory!
    Blessings to all! Bev “Gertrude” McShane Malnory

  3. Bob, my brother, John (another right handed pitcher), and Jerry Peckscamp (the catcher) on those Fargo
    Legion Teams, all graduated from the old Sacred Heart Academy in 1947. One occasion I was hunting with this group, and while Bob and I were assigned to a small mound, the other two skirted the pond to scare the ducks right over us.

    Bob turned onto his back, spotted geese flying miles (a little license with distance) over our heads, but insisted he could knock one down. And took aim, and did, bring one down. I did not believe shot gun shells could go that high, let alone bring down a big goose as he had.

    I never doubted Bob from that day forward. Incidentally, I was bat boy for many of those home games.

  4. Geri, Peggy, Laurie, and Patti: I am so sorry to read of Bob’s passing. I will always remember my times with your family at West McDonald Lake. Bob was great at teasing us! I always loved my chats with Bob, his smile and twinkle in his eyes were so precious.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Cindy Johnson Arneson

  5. Gerry, Laurie, Peggy, Patti-I am so sorry to hear about Bob passing away. I have so many great memories of all of us at West McDonald lake-so many fun times and your dad was always so nice and easy going-such a nice man. I know you will all miss him so much. I’m thinking of you all at this difficult time.He will be missed by many.

  6. The best neighbors we could ask for and was the first person to welcome us to the neighborhood. Always enjoyed our visits and your advice!
    Rest In Peace Bob.

  7. Our hearts go out to Bob’s family. I worked for Bob back in the late 70’s at Plainsco. Bob was the best boss a person could have. Many of life’s lessons we’re passed on by his actions and sharing of experiences. Some great humor too.

  8. We are so sorry to hear that Bob passed away. We so enjoyed them at West McDonald Lake! Our condolences to you all.
    The Diekman Family

  9. Gerry, Peggy, Laurie, and Patti, I was so saddened to learn of Bob’s death. I have many fond memories of Bob at West McDonald and more recently enjoyed the pleasure to greeting him on walks in north Fargo. I hope warm memories comfort you and bring you peace.

  10. Laurie and family,

    Your parents’ house is down the street from us and I walk by daily. If your dad was outside, he would always tease me to “ pick up the pace”. He always seemed like such a happy guy and I will miss seeing him. Prayers to your family.

  11. So sorry to hear about your loss. I feel so bad I didn’t see this until too late so missed the funeral. I would have loved to have seen all of you. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. He was a great guy!!

  12. So sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. He and Geri were dear friends of my parents, Jim and Mary and I recall lots of laughter from the dining room where they would gather on many occasions.
    Bob was funny, informed, insightful and a very straight shooter. He had a tremendous wit and could out quip anyone. Bless you all and I tip my hat to the wonderful family he had such an active hand in raising.

  13. Dear Geri, Peggy, Laurie, and Patti:

    My deepest condolences! I found out today by accident while doing some picture identifications and internet searching that Bob died 13 months ago. Please be assured of my prayers. The last time I saw Bob was at Joanie Hackman’s funeral many years ago now. God rest Bob’s soul. I will offer a Mass for the repose of his soul and for all of you in the near future. Kevin Niehoff, O.P. (Elaine Beste Niehoff’s son)

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