Michael Schoenborn

Michael Schoenborn
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Michael R. Schoenborn, 66, of Belleville, IL, born December 15, 1952, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Michael had a passion for live music and loved motorcycles.  Most importantly, he loved his family and friends. He held a bachelor’s degree and served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond J. and Doris K., nee Krummrich, Schoenborn; a sister, Diane Schoenborn; and a brother-in-law, John Roth.

Surviving are his two children, John “Jack” Schoenborn and Hanna Schoenborn;
a brother, David (Sandy) Schoenborn of Belleville, IL;
a sister, Marsha Roth of Belleville, IL;
and five nieces and nephews, Jeremy Roth, Melissa (Denny) Crain, Brandon Roth, and Sydney and Alex Schoenborn.

Memorials may be made to the family, in care of David Schoenborn. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral:  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Crehan’s Irish Pub, 5500 North Belt West, Belleville, IL.


7 Comments on Michael Schoenborn

Tina K. Erwin said : Guest Report May 21, 2021 at 9:17 PM

Mike saved my life when I was going through my divorce in 1996. Had a mutual friend not introduced us I would not be alive today. I moved about 6 months after we met but I have held him close to my heart all these years and always will. Mike thank you for being my refuge in the biggest storm of my life. Thank you for bringing joy to me at such an entirely joyless time. I will never forget you or your kind heart. I pray they find the person who robbed your children and all who love you of your presence. Until we meet again my sweet friend. You were truly one of a kind Mike. Thank you for saving me when all I wanted to do was die. I know you will be standing with my dad in heaven when my time comes . ~Tina

  • Rumford
  • Maine
Laureen McCarthy Hartnagel said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Well I feel a huge sense of loss....I just found out you were gone..I must say after 45yrs of being your friend going on without you is unbearable.Ive lost my Big Brother by another mother.We have shared the best of times and the worst...But no matter what we always have had true friendship So I wish you could have stayed longer 66 is young.I also wish you would have gotten out of Belleville, That place has a strong pull.Had to be quite the reunion when your folks and our friends welcomed you home.Someday I will be coming along too. SO until then give my love to you ,Diane,Kelly JW,&Mom Dorothy Tommy,Dan,Peggy,Jessi,Jan Pete,Renee,Jeff,&Bill. Mike thanks for being my friend,I will always love you.. You will always be in my heart. YOUR SISTER Laureen

  • Holt
  • Missouri
Maggie Wilson said : Guest Report Nov 24, 2019 at 1:23 AM

So sorry that Mike died in this matter after having battled & suffered cancer. I'll always remember him as being "a wild & crazy guy" & also very nice & considerate. I'll miss him.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Beryl Shoemaker said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2019 at 8:34 PM


  • East Alton
  • Illinois
michael barttelbort said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2019 at 5:47 PM

My mother opened the garage door and told me that I could ride my bike ,left two house and into culdesac or right one house and into the other culdesac,but not down the hill -this was the first decision a 6 year old boy could ever remember having ! as I waited for a sign as to which way to go my decision was made for me-a large explosion came from my left-as any 6 year old would do , I was headed to that noise, I drove up to a boy a little older, (14) skinny, tall, blacked framed glasses, we talked , I watch as this boy blew up all shorts of stuff, I had met my first friend on my own, Did I say we had something else in common, we were both named mike, this boy loved chemistry, having a gilbert chemistry set in the 1960's was something, Schoenborn which is what I called him, it was never mike had it all, planes that he would fly around in circles attached by strings, the best backyard for baseball and football, but what really stood out was the hill along side there house winter everyone headed to there hill for slid riding , I lost track of him for a few years when I was 16 --but to my amazement on my first day on my first real job working for Peabody Coal at age 18 I ran into him, we both ended up working in the same lab. I could not believe it, neither did he, mike became tired of the 8-4 days and left to start rocket records -I could go on with all sorts of scheonborn stories most I couldn't print But for 53 years he has been one of the best friends anyone could ever had-I would tell him if I had a brother it would have been him, I'm going to miss him-he came by weekly-to visit and talk, always miss understood-but one of the nicest people I've ever met

  • swansea
  • ill
David Stephens said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2019 at 5:06 AM

To the family of Mike. So sorry for the loss of Michael. DAVE STEPHENS (Theatre Organist at the Lincoln Theatre).

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Trish Cook said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2019 at 11:31 PM

I consider myself quite blessed and fortunate to have connected with Michael, even though our friendship was short compared to most. I could tell right away his love for music and community and friends and family was deep and strong. He took me under his wing and it was like we had known each other for years. He was just that warm, caring, supportive person that everyone knows and loves. God bless the Schoenborn family, his children, and his loved ones. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Though I hardly knew him, I feel like I lost a life-long friend. Rock In Paradise, Michael! You've front row, center now!! <3

  • Ferguson
  • MO

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