Gary Joseph Schoenfelder was born to Anthony and Jennelle (Muth) Schoenfelder November 19, 1953 at Mitchell, SD. He attended Mt. Vernon High School and then entered the US Army. During his service in the US Army, Gary guarded the Berlin Wall. He worked 21 years at Dakota Salvage until they closed. He had been working for Krohmer Plumbing until he retired due to his health. Gary was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and had a great love of family, hunting, fishing, camping and following the Kansas City Chiefs.
He is survived by two daughters, Carly Schoenfelder and Joey Muntefering, and Stacey Schoenfelder and Travis Kleinsasser all of Mitchell, SD; siblings: Mary Ann Suhr and husband, Don, Bismarck, ND, Norm Schoenfelder and wife, Carol, Mitchell, SD, Gloria Grooms, Ohio, Pat Eimers and husband, Dick, Madison, SD, Randy Schoenfelder and wife, Nancy, Ethan, SD, Alvin Schoenfelder and wife, Trish, Colorado, Sandy Long and husband Jerry, Mitchell, SD, Diane Morgan and husband, Lyle, Mt. Vernon, SD, Mike Schoenfelder and Yvonne Mitchell, and Ron Schoenfelder and wife, Rayma, Columbia, SD.
He was preceded in death by parents, Anthony “Jim” and Jennelle; and brother, Robert Schoenfelder.
The family requests that on Friday everyone wear a football shirt or jersey
or anything college or NFL football in Gary’s honor.