Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Herman G. Schoener, 80, born in Encinal, TX., died Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in his son’s loving care.
He served honorably in the U.S. Military for 31 years. Due to his love of Germany, he was involved with the Belleville-Paderborn Sister Cities program. He enjoyed family road trips all over America and Europe. As a point of pride, Herman remembered every single road he ever traveled and ever got lost on in his 80 years of life.
He was preceded in death by his dear wife of 29 years, Irene F. Schoener, whom he married on a cool spring day in Grafenwoehr, April 1967; his parents, Richard A. and Hattie Schoener; his sisters, Anna Garcia, Virginia Prince, and Marcella Schoener; and his brothers, Allen and James “Jimmy” Schoener.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Christy and Mohammad, Rich and Ying, and Robert and Amy; and five grandchildren who miss him already. He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Humes; brother-in-law, Rene Garcia; sister-in-law, Kyoko Schoener; and countless cousins, nieces, and nephews who love him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Belleville Sister Cities program. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.
Burial with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.