Mike built a career with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company as a truck and farm tire sales representative that spanned 37 years. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School, Belleville, IL, Althoff Catholic High School, Belleville, IL, and Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL. Mr. Schomber was a previous member of St. Mary Catholic Church and St. Augustine Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and a current member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Edwardsville, IL. He was also a member of the Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, Swansea, IL. Mike served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1968-1975 and was an avid golfer, St. Louis Cardinal’s fan, and family man.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rita, nee Grandcolas, Schomber; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Andrew and Valeria, nee Wegman, Schoendienst; a brother, John Thomas Schomber; an infant son, Joseph Schomber; and a nephew, Barton Schomber.
Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Susan, nee Schoendienst, Schomber;
one son, Chris (Robin) Schomber;
one daughter, Anne (Luke) Runge;
four grandchildren, Mia and Chase Schomber,
and Melanie and George Runge;
two sisters, Patricia Hall,
and Jane (Mike) White;
one brother, Kenneth “Joe” (Patricia) Schomber;
one brother-in-law, Andrew (Lorelei) Schoendienst;
one sister-in-law, Janet (David) Billhartz;
seven nieces, Jill Billhartz, Jeanne (Gordon) Mitchell,
Christy (Eric) Fortin, Lauren (Mike) Cruz,
Megan White, Elizabeth Schomber,
and Dana (Jason) Miller;
and six nephews, Andrew Schoendienst, Todd Behrmann,
Shaun (Michelle) Behrmann, Scott (Peggy) Hall,
Chadd Hall, and Matthew Schomber.
He also leaves behind countless friends and business associates. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS), or in the form of masses to St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Augustine Catholic Church or St. Boniface Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, October 3, 2016, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, October 3, 2016, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating. Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
My thought and prayers are with your families during this difficult time. I have known Mike for many years as he was our Goodyear Tire representative for Prairie Farms Dairy. He was a very nice man and always helpful. May he rest in peace.
Aimee McCormick, Litchfield, IL, 62056
So sorry to hear about the loss of Mike. I had the pleasure of working with Mike at Goodyear for many years. He was one of the Good guys and a pleasure to work with. Many fun times with Mike. He will be missed. Best to the entire Schomber family.
Joe Stuglis, Mokena, IL, 60448
Prayers and comfort go out to the Schomber Family. May perpetual light shine upon him,may he rest in peace .Amen
Jackie Lauf, belleville, Illinois, 62226
Have great memories of us together with Goodyear. A hard worker. One of the good guys.
Greg Barnard, Danville, Ky,
So sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. We had some great times together at Goodyear. Mike was a hard and dedicated worker always willing to go that extra mile. I know that he will be missed by many people
My condolences go out to the entire Schomber family
Ron Doherty, McHenry, IL – Illinois, 600501734
Dear Schomber Family;
I had the pleasure of working with Mike most of my career at Goodyear. What a gentleman.
Please accept my sincere condolences. He will be greatly missed by all.
, Akron, OH, 44306
Cindy Newell, Akron, OH, 44306
Sue, and family I was very sad to hear of Mike`s passing. I have known Mike for probably 25 years as he called on me at Dot Foods while he was working for Goodyear. He was a great guy and a good friend. We just played golf together in August and had some good laughs. He always spoke of his family and shared many stories over the years about Sue, Chris, and Anne. The last few years the conversation had turn to the grand kids and how proud he was of his children and how much he loved those grand babies. I am very fortunate to have gotten to know Mike and to call him a friend. He was a great guy. May God bless you and your family.
Doug Underwood, Mt. Sterling, IL, 62353
Sue and Family,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Mike was a pleasure to know / be around.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Larry and Terri Hoff, Swansea, IL., 62226
Dear Sue and family,
Mike brought one special thing to my life and that was
Always remember to laugh and enjoy life!!! I’ll always remember how he loved Sue and his girls! Softball games will never be the same without you buddy, rest in peace and help us find love and understanding! I’ll always remember our time together at ball games. Enjoy the golf courses in heaven⛳️ Kevin& Glenna
Kevin & Glenna Creek, Millstadt, Il, 62260
Please accept our sincere condolences. It was an honor to have known such a great person and we will truly miss him. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time.
Jim and Donna Smith, Leesburg, Florida, 34748