Donald M. Schonberg Lawrence
Funeral services for Donald M. Schonberg, 88, Lawrence, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Lawrence Bible Chapel. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
He died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of Martin N. and Jewel Sophia Olson Schonberg. He lived in Lawrence since 1981. He previously lived in Minnesota and California.
He served his country in the Merchant Marines as a radio operator and then in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Schonberg’s occupations were many and varied from the shipyards in California to the aircraft industry in Minnesota. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and metal recycling until he retired.
He served as an elder at Lawrence Bible Chapel and enjoyed serving others.
He married Roene Jeanette Skoglund on Oct. 5, 1945, in Minneapolis. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Rebekah Lois Leason and husband Chris, Wichita; four sons, David and wife Jean, Alexandria, Minn., Steven and wife Debbie, Essex Junction, Vt., Philip and wife Kay, Eudora, and Mark and wife Ramona, Lawrence; a brother, Dr. Roy Schonberg, Stanwood, Wash.; two sisters, Bette J. Ulrich and Vivian Mae Frame, both of Palm Desert, Calif.; 24 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren .
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Morgan, on Dec. 8, 1985, and a brother, Russell Schonberg.
The family will greet friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials to the Avante Ministries c/o Boaz and Ruth Glad, which may be sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.