GLENN W. SCHOENROCK

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.

13 guestbook entries for GLENN W. SCHOENROCK

  1. Nancy Schultz November 23, 2017 at 2:25 am #

    Dixie & family – so sorry for your loss. Glenn was a blessing to all who knew him for his friendly smile and great sense of humor. Always made you feel like you were his best friend. Heaven’s gain earth’s loss – praying God will hold you close and comfort you on this journey. Hugs

  2. Maria DeMarco November 23, 2017 at 9:22 am #

    There will always be a void in our hearts without Glenn in our lives. He was such a blessing to all of us, always sharing his genuine warm heart, and sweet smile with everyone he encountered. His hugs made us feel truly loved. And his love for our Lord was contagious.
    We are all better for knowing him, and he will continue to impact our lives, until we see him again. There’s a special place in Heaven, probably in the entertainment section, for Glenn. In the meantime, we will carry him in our hearts.
    May the Father give your family comfort, and surround you with His peace and love, now and forever.

  3. Sherri Jeffery November 23, 2017 at 11:32 am #

    Dear Dixie and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. While I did not know Glenn well, he seemed to be a truly kind soul. God bless you and comfort you as you go through this difficult time.

    Sherri

  4. Rob & Debbie Feucht November 23, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    Dixie and Family,

    Our hearts are so sad for your loss. Glenn had a huge personality and you always knew when Glenn was in the room. We were amazed at his ability to deal with the blows that life had dealt to him and still remain positive and full of life. He will be truly missed by many.

  5. Joseph Jacobson November 23, 2017 at 7:05 pm #

    Glen was my children’s pastor and my basis/foundational idea of who Christ was was because of his gift of ministry and teaching. This man could make anyone laugh on a very tough day. God has him now and he’s dancing with the angels and Jesus. Praise God for that. I pray the Schoenrock family blessing and peace in this very difficult time.

  6. joe duclos November 24, 2017 at 6:43 am #

    So sorry Glen you will be greatly missed so many of my childhood memories you were a part of rest in peace

  7. Linda Neault November 24, 2017 at 9:39 am #

    Mike and I are so sorry for your loss.

  8. Karen Joecken November 24, 2017 at 11:03 am #

    There are no words…I am so sorry Kelsey for losing your dear, loving daddy so suddenly and Dixie your loving husband of 31 years. Please accept our sincere sympathies and know that we care. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Denise Osterman November 24, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    So very sorry, Dixie and family for your huge loss! Words just can’t express! We are praying for you and your family.
    Denise and Dale osterman

  10. Mike Palmer November 24, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    God be with the family and all those who mourn Glenn’s passing.. In the time I got to know Glenn he proved to be an extraordinary guy.

  11. Lynea November 25, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

    I am so sorry for your loss! We love you all! You all have had a huge impact on our daughter Brooke and we feel so blessed to have known your family! God be with you at this time!

  12. Keri (Chambers) Ek November 26, 2017 at 6:52 am #

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Dixie! Prayers for you and your family.

  13. Gayle Geisenhoff Kennedy November 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm #

    Dixie …I don’t know if you remember me, but i helped you and Glenn with your mortgage on your home in Grasston; possibly the purchase and then later a refinance. I was honored to be Glenn and your “go-to” for your home financing needs. It’s been years since s we spoke, but I will never forget his deep voice and ALWAYS kind words. He was the kind of human who made you feel good about yourself and made you feel you had something of value to share with the world. I always appreciated his sense of humor and how positively he looked at life. I was so saddened to see he had passed and just want you to know I am praying for you and your family. Glenn will never be forgotten ….hugs Dixie :-)

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