John E. Schoen

October 1, 2015

John E. Schoen 67 of Kirklin, passed away at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Saint Frances Hospital in Greenwood.   He was born on April 9, 1948 in Beech Grove, IN to Edward & Mildred (Stewart) Schoen. John married Lu Ann Hansen on September 21, 1975 in Kirklin and she survives.

John had formerly worked at the Pendleton Penitentiary as a Guard, Fox Worthy Ford in Sales, Precision Truss in Kirklin. He has spent the past 29 years as a Millwright at Chrysler in Kokomo.
He has lived the past 40 years in Kirklin and was a 1967 graduate of Sheridan High School. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the US Army from October 1967 to May 1969. John attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Frankfort and was a member of the United Auto Workers, National Hot Rod Association, and formerly served on the Kirklin Volunteer Fire Department. He loved to race his 1967 Plymouth GTX in the quarter mile drags.

Visitation and Services

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Goodwin Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Entombment with military honors will be held following the service at the Clinton County Mausoleum located in Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort. Memorials may be made to: IBMT Attn: Patient Assistance Fund, 8111 S Emerson Ave Suite 207, Indianapolis, IN 46237.

Survived by:

Wife: Lu Ann Schoen of Kirklin 1 Son: JJ Schoen of Frankfort 3 Daughters: Becky (Husband-Jason) Bradley of Lebanon Trisha (Husband-Michael) Bray of Kirklin Neva (Husband-Brian) McCaffery of Midland, TX 3 Brothers: Bob May of Texas David May of Florida Bill May of Kirklin 1 Sister: Genia Juroff of Indianapolis 4 Grandchildren also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tom Schoen.


Leave your Condolences

16 Condolences for “John E. Schoen”

  1. Director and Greg russell October 2, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    So sorry for your loss maybe God give u peace

  2. Lori LoPresti October 2, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Dear Uncle John,
    You were always very special to me and you will hold a very special place in my heart! I will always treasure the doll you brought home to me from Vietnam. I am happy that you are no longer struggling and are now at peace.
    I Love You,
    Lori xoxo

  3. John & Debbie Payne October 2, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our thoughts and Prayers.

  4. Loretta Zollman October 2, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Sorry LuAnn my prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Mary King October 2, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss, what a great person John was. Prayers will be going up for all of you as you go through this incredibly difficult time.
    Chris & Mary King

  6. Tiffany (Davis) Tribble October 2, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Lorraine Jeff Allen October 2, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss; prayers for you and your family.

  8. Gary D. Laurence October 3, 2015 at 5:22 am

    I am very sorry for your loss. I had known and worked with John here at Chrysler 22 yrs. John was indeed a very hard and dedicated worker. John is a very good friend. I am very glad that I had the opportunity to work with and know John.

  9. Larry and Patty Polster October 3, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Dear family,

    May our good and gracious Lord Jesus, be with you and comfort you in this time of loss. His peace be with you, always.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Larry and Patty
    ( Bill, Jr. and Kim May’s parents )

  10. Gayle Hensley October 3, 2015 at 10:57 am

    To John’s family–I worked with John for many years. He was our millwright. He has been missed and will continue to be missed. You are in my prayers.

  11. Bill Moss October 3, 2015 at 1:20 pm


    Sorry we did not keep in better touch ,,, RIP. Bro ,,,


  12. John & Darla Large October 3, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Prayers & Hugs to all of the family..

  13. Tom Payne October 4, 2015 at 1:25 am

    I am sorry for your loss. I’ve been living in Tucson and have not seen John when I visit back there, but I remember his smile, laugh, and always joking around when I lived back there. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  14. Patti Crockerr October 4, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Lu Ann, My heart goes out to you and your family. I know you will miss him. May God give you comfort, love and peace during this time. Love and prayers, Patti

  15. Melinda Jobe October 5, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.

    Kenny, Melinda & Kortney Jobe

  16. Judy (Barker-Findlay) Jurisic January 5, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Genia, We were in the same high school class, I am so sorry for your loss, will be praying for you and your family for comfort and understanding.
    Judy (Barker) Jurisic

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