4:00 - 6:00 PM Friday, April 12th at O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson
11:00 AM Saturday, April 13th at St. Patrick Catholic Church of Hudson
Evelyn Marie Schoenoff, 83, of Hudson, WI, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2019 at Kinnickinnic Health & Rehab Center in River Falls, WI. She was born to parents Robert & Lucille Hayden on a farm in Eau Claire County, WI on May 10th, 1935. She attended one-room schoolhouses in Dunn & Eau Claire Counties as well as Menomonie High School. As a teenager, Evelyn would accompany her parents to the 400 Club, a local dance hall, where she met a handsome young man named Charles “Chuck” Schoenoff. Their mutual love of dancing brought them together. Evelyn’s father hired Chuck as a live-in farmhand, which is when their fondness of each other grew into what would become a life-long love. Evelyn & Chuck were married on June 28th, 1951 at St. Joseph’s Church in Menomonie. They shared 64 years of marriage before Chuck’s passing in 2016. In those years, they were blessed with five children; each of whom neither could be more proud.
After Chuck’s retirement from Nor-Lake, the couple sold their Hudson home and enjoyed living the full-time motorhome life. After 12 years of traveling and seeing all 50 states, they moved in to Boulder Ridge Apartments and settled back in Hudson; where many great friends were made over the years. Evelyn enjoyed playing bingo and cards, and was usually lucky at the casino playing her favorite slot machines. The joy that Evelyn received from those in her life she gave back ten-fold to her family, friends, & everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Evelyn is survived by her children; Randy (Barb) Schoenoff of Hartford, WI, Karen (Brian) Blok of Hammond, WI, Susan (Joe) Meulemans of Hudson, Steven Schoenoff of Woodville, WI, & Patti (Gaylon) Harwell of Bedias, TX, her 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, & siblings; Elaine (Allen) Hoff, & Sally Anderson; as well as many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and special friend Gene Neumann.
She is preceded in death by her husband; Charles “Chuck,” her parents; Robert & Lucille, & her brothers; Kenneth, Vernon, & Glenn Hayden.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Evelyn will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 13th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Hudson. A Visitation will take place from 4-6:00 PM Friday April 12th at O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson as well as one-hour prior to mass at the church. Interment will occur at St. Patrick’s Cemetery of Hudson. Memorials preferred to the family.