ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Glenn Schoenrock, of Sauk Rapids, formerly of Grasston, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 55 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the Open Arms Church in Grasston with Pastor Eugene Sherrod officiating.
VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service on Sunday.
INTERMENT will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Bear Head Cemetery in Swanville, MN.
Glenn William Schoenrock, of Sauk Rapids, formerly of Grasston and Maple Grove; passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 55 years old.
Glenn was born on June 3, 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents Ned and Beverly (Schroeder) Schoenrock. As a child Glenn attended several different schools before graduating from Park Center High School in 1980. Glenn had a dream to become a truck driver, but instead was steered onto a more practical path and attended Dunwoody College where he trained as a draftsman. Glenn took a drafting job working for LSI Corporation in Plymouth. A coworker set Glenn up on a blind date where he met Dixie Ekstrand and over pizza, a love match was made. Glenn and Dixie were married on August 30, 1986 at the Crystal Free Evangelical Church in New Hope. They made their home in Maple Grove and were blessed with 2 children, Kyle and Kelsey.
Glenn continued to work for LSI for more than 20 years before taking drafting work at several smaller companies over the next few years. In 1994, Glenn and Dixie moved to Harris where they purchased a quaint farmhouse. In 2000, they moved again to Grasston where they spent a wonderful 16 years before moving to Sauk Rapids in 2016.
After Glenn and Dixie moved to Grasston, they became members of the Open Arms Church in Grasston. Glenn served as the head of the children’s ministry for a few years and also sang with the Praise and Worship team. His deep base voice and bongo playing will be dearly missed.
In October of 2017, Glenn got his dream job working as a semi-truck detailer for Anderson Trucking Service in St. Cloud. Glenn was meticulously organized and loved to clean, so this was the perfect job. Glenn always kept his vehicles spotless and would wash them every Friday. He kept everything pristine and would even armor all the wheels on his lawn mower. Glenn enjoyed spending playing Bingo and Djembe with his family and friends.
When Glenn wasn’t at work, he loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting deer, squirrel, raccoons, and ducks. He enjoyed fishing and riding 4wheeler in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. Glenn loved to spend time at his friend Jim’s cabin in Swanville—his “Happy Place”. Most of all Glenn loved sitting in his deer stand, taking in all the beauty and peace that surrounded him.
Glenn is preceded in death by his mother-in-law Helen Susan Ekstrand.
Glenn is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Dixie; children Kyle (Ashley) of Fridley and Kelsey (Mathew) Lund of Barnum; grandchildren, Leah and Annabella; parents, Ned and Beverly of Hot Springs Village, AR; sisters, Diane (Larry) Crawford and Renee (Dean) Korts; father-in-law Richard Ekstrand; sister-in-law Julie (Ken) Holzkopf; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.