Frank Schoendienst

Frank Schoendienst
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Franklin J. “Frank” Schoendienst, 82, of Belleville, IL, born June 12, 1933, in Germantown, IL, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He worked as a machinist for Monsanto in Sauget, IL, before his retirement.  He was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Parish, Belleville, IL. Frank was a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Laura, nee Heidemann, Schoendienst; a sister, Corrine Eversgerd; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herman and Clara, nee Duepmann, Robben; a sister-in-law Vivian (Norbert) Hedtkamp; and brothers-in-law Richard, Herman, Thomas, Harold, James, and William “Billy” Robben.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth “Betty”, nee Robben, Schoendienst, whom he married on November 26, 1959, at St. Boniface Church in Germantown, IL;
his two sons, Jerry (Anna) Schoendienst of O’Fallon, IL,
and Steve Schoendienst of O’Fallon, IL;
his daughter, Susan Schoendienst of O’Fallon, IL;
his four grandchildren, Ashley, Jacob, Lindsey, and Drew Schoendienst;
his sister, Marlene (Royce) Fletcher of Breese, IL;
two brothers-in-law, Jerome Eversgerd of Breese, IL,
and Leonard (Jeanette) Robben of Germantown, IL;
sisters-in-law, Venetta Robben of Trenton, IL,
Betty Robben of Carlyle, IL,
Carolyn Robben of Germantown, IL,
and Marlene Robben of Germantown, IL;
and dear nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Monsignor John Myler officiating.  According to Franklin’s wishes, cremation was held.

Condolences Left For Frank Schoendienst

My wishes to the family. Frank was a great, great man!

Larry Goscinski, Freeburg, IL, 62243

Frank was great to work with and loved to talk Cardinal baseball.

Don Reeves, Breese, IL, 62230

I am just reading Tuesday’s BND and am so sad to see that your Dad has died. I am so sorry for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Take care,

Michelle Taylor (Wagner), Belleville, Il, 62220

I would like to extend my condolences to the entire family. He was a kind person and I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. He will be missed and my thoughts are with you.

Julie Tucker, Bradenton, FL, 34207


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