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Phyllis Schoonover

June 14, 1927 - September 02, 2014


5-7:30 P.M. Friday, September 5, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

10-11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Fargo.

In Lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to: Cat’s Cradle Shelter, 9 9th St S, Fargo, ND 58103.

Funeral Service:

Celebration of Life Service: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Phyllis Schoonover

June 14, 1927 - September 02, 2014


Phyllis Fulwiler Schoonover, 87, Fargo, formerly of Willow City, ND, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Sanford Health in Fargo.

Phyllis Fulwiler Schoonover was born June 14, 1927 in Lisbon, ND and was later adopted by Oscar and Grace Hilmen.  She grew up in Berwick, ND and graduated from Berwick High School in 1946. Phyllis married Vernon R.E. Fulwiler June 23, 1946. They farmed in the Willow City area until 1972 when they moved into Willow City. She owned and operated Phyllis’s Café in Willow City for a number of years.  Phyllis married Erven Schoonover in 1981 in Bottineau, ND. He preceded her in death in 1992.

Phyllis was the organist for two churches in Berwick, and played organ for the First Presbyterian Church in Willow City for 34 years. When Phyllis was 54 she returned to school to become an LPN and worked for 8 years at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Bottineau, ND.  She then moved to Fargo in 1999 and has lived here since.

Phyllis is survived by her 3 children: Gracia Fulwiler, Fargo, ND; Veryl (Catherine) Fulwiler, Bullhead City, AZ; Kathleen (Virgil) Bragg, La Junta, CO; 7 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great- great grandchild.


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6 responses to “Phyllis Schoonover”

  1. Randy + Lorraine Myers says:

    Gracia, Veryl, Kathy, and families. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We have many good memories of her.

  2. Wayne Bethke says:

    Minot ND
    Gracia, so sorry to read of your mothers passing. email me. Wayne

  3. Loren and Jackie Fecho says:

    Willow City ND
    Sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. She was always so kind and warm.

  4. Julie Hoffman says:

    I enjoyed visiting with Phyllis at all the family gatherings (weddings, baptisms, baby showers, graduations, etc…) She always had a smile to share and a good sense of humor. Whenever we’d chat, she would ask how Jason and Ira were doing. She wasn’t just making small talk….she really cared.

  5. Linda Graalum says:

    Fargo ND

    My deepest sympathies to you and all the family. May God’s loving arms embrace you today and in the difficult days to come. God Bless.

  6. Warner & Dallas Knudson says:

    West Fargo, ND
    Phyllis was a faithful member and organist at Trinity Lutheran Church at Berwick for many years. In that little community, there was a Lutheran Church on the north side of town and Trinity Lutheran on the south side. Services were scheduled at different hours, so she often played for both churches on Sunday.

    May you have special memories of Phyllis. A life time goes rapidly. Many times we don’t realize how much influence one has on others or all the kind deeds which they have shown to others.

    Blessed be her memory.

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