Rudy G. Schoewe

Rudy G. Schoewe

TRIMONT — A Celebration of Life service for Rudy G. Schoewe, 93, of Trimont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimball Township, rural Alpha, Jackson County, Minn., with Rev. Rick Bremseth officiating. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, rural Alpha, Minn.

Rudy was called to his eternal rest Sunday morning, Dec. 17, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Minn. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Kramer Family Funeral Home in Trimont, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

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Rudolph George Schoewe was born June 26, 1924, in Kimball Township, Minn., to Rudolph and Maria (Oeltjenbruns) Schoewe. Rudy attended a country school half a mile from his home. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping and continued those interests all his life. As a young man he enjoyed playing softball.

On Sept. 12, 1943, he was united in marriage to Ruth Shewmaker at their Kimball Township home. They were married for 70 years.

He has been a life-long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimball Township.

He farmed the land homesteaded by his grandparents until he moved to Trimont in 1980.

Rudy was treated for chronic illnesses for many years. He attributed his long life and ability to stay active to the Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He remained positive and interested in all of us until his last day.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary (Neal) Taylor of Osage, Minn.; son, Loren (Sherry) Schoewe of rural Alpha, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Schoewe of Mankato, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Tom) Kreel, Paula (Brent) Bergeman, Lora (Mike) Bagur, Sara (Jeff) Norstad, Troy Schoewe, Tara (Tony) Klaers, Todd (Melissa) Taylor, Ryan Taylor; great-grandchildren, Isabell Kreel, Emily and Katelynn Bergeman, Abigail and Nicholas Norstad, Brynn and Bailey Klaers, Cory and Jesse Taylor; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rudy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth Schoewe on June 5, 2014; son, Charles “Butch” Schoewe; and other relatives.