Ian Ray Schoeneberg, 30, born April 25, 1986 was taken to his heavenly home on February 6, 2017. Ian was born to Thomas and Darcey (Hendrickson) Schoeneberg. Ian spent his childhood in the Fond du Lac, WI area, attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Grade School in Mount Calvary and Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac. After high school Ian joined the United States Navy and served for over 5 years as a Mass Communications Specialist, Petty Officer 3rd Class, on the USS George Washington Aircraft Carrier, traveling in 24 different countries. After separating from the Navy, Ian attended the Art Institute of Los Angeles and later received his degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Phoenix where he earned “Best Portfolio” in his class. Ian worked as a graphic designer and free-lance photographer in the Phoenix area until September 2016 when he received a position as a photographer for the Department of the Army at Fort McCoy, WI.
Ian will be sorely missed and is survived by his father, Thomas Schoeneberg of Poynette; his mother Darcey (Andrew) Pipping of Fountain Hills, AZ; brother, Quinn (Jessica) Schoeneberg and their son, Hollis, the twinkle of Ian’s eye, all of Fond du Lac. Ian is also survived by his grandparents, Roger and Natalie Hendrickson of Lodi, Kathleen Schoeneberg of Poynette and Gloria Pipping of Fond du Lac; many cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Daniel Schoeneberg and Melvin Pipping.
The visitation was held from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mt. Calvary. The funeral service was held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Barenz officiating. Pallbearers were his brother, Quinn Schoeneberg; his cousins, Christopher Rowe, Dustin Woodruff, Kyle Hendrickson, Kelly Hendrickson and Ryan Woodruff. Military honors concluded the service. Burial in Town of Forest Cemetery will take place at a later date.
Ian always had a quick smile and would light up the room when he entered. His beautiful smile had the power to warm any heart. The outpouring of support by family, friends and cousins is greatly appreciated. His large heartfelt hugs will be sorely missed, until we meet again.
On Monday, February 13, 2017, Quinn and Jessica were blessed with another son. They have named him Lian Michael.