Kenneth Schons

Kenneth Schons

1945 - 2021

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Kenneth Leo Schons, age 76 of Sleepy Eye, MN passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 14, 2021 following a battle with Amyloidosis, an abnormal protein produced in the bone marrow. Ken "Kenny" was born January 21, 1945 to Leo & Mary Lucille (Cote) Schons in Tracy, MN. He attended the catholic school in Madison through 8th grade and then attended and graduated from the public school. He met the love of his life, Audrey Ann Wille of Lamberton at a dance in Sanborn in March of 1965. The couple was married on June 11, 1966 and made their home in Sleepy Eye. This 55 year marriage was blessed with three sons, Douglas, Jeffery and Bradley. Ken held various jobs in Sleepy Eye, starting with the Sleepy Eye Green House and City of Sleepy Eye before he began his 32 year career at AUI/Norwood. He retired in 2007. From entertaining in numerous country bands with his guitar and vocal talents, to camping, fishing, woodworking, card playing and gardening, the most important time Ken spent was with his family. He always had a smile on his face, a joke to tell, and advice to give. His kindness and compassion towards others is what drew so many to him. He was the kind of person everyone wanted as their dad, husband, grandpa and friend. Blessed be his memory. Ken is survived by his wife - Audrey of Sleepy Eye; sons - Doug (Maura) Schons of O'Fallon MO, Jeff (Paula) Schons of Brownton, MN, and Brad Schons of Sleepy Eye; grandchildren - Trista (Ben) Novy of Hutchinson, MN, Molly (Chris) Salazar of Phoenix, AZ, Alex (Lexi) of Glencoe, MN, Adam (fiance Mary Kate Anzalone) of Wentzville, MO; great grandchildren - William, Lucille, Rosaleigh, Beckett, Camryn, and baby due in December; along with a brother - John (Carlene) of Fairmont, MN; sisters - Alice (Charles) Dudley of Sarasota, FL, Sr. Avis Schons of Rochester, MN; brothers-in-law - Dave (Barb) Wille, Ron (Ginny) Wille, Gordy (Katy) Wille, Greg (Sandy) Wille, and Wendy Wille; sister-in-law - Delores Schons; father-in-law - Alvin Wille; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mary Lucille Schons; sisters, Elaine and Ruth; brothers, Bernard and William; his mother in law Christine. Memorials Preferred to Allina Health and Hospice/ Home Health; Allina Oncology; Sleepy Eye Medical Center; Sleepy Eye St. Mary's Church and School .
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Sunday
17
October

Visitation 1

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel
301 - 3rd Ave. S.W.
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States
Monday
18
October

Visitation 2

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Monday, October 18, 2021
Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel
301 - 3rd Ave. S.W.
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States
Monday
18
October

Service Information

11:00 am
Monday, October 18, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church-Sleepy Eye
636 1st Ave. North
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
720 3rd Ave. N.E.
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States