Mike Schoenfelder was born June 17, 1931 at Dimock, SD to Joseph and Minnie (Mettler) Schoenfelder. He grew up on the farm north of Mount Vernon, where he was raised by Laura and Joe Pollard. Mike graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1951. He was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War. Following the service he returned to Mount Vernon where he was involved in farming and raising livestock his entire life. On January 8, 1958, he married Laska Lyon at Meadow, SD. Mike was a member of the American Legion, a great Community Supporter, avid sports fan, enjoyed hunting and fishing and playing poker and pinochle. His grandchildren and great children were an important part of his life and enjoyed being involved in their lives.
He is survived by five children: Julie Greenway of Mount Vernon, Joi Electa of Silver Bay, MN, John (Sandi) Schoenfelder of Huron, Jacki (Tim) Petersen of Mitchell, Joe Schoenfelder and fiancé, Cleo of Mount Vernon, 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one brother, John (Helen) Pollard of Mt. Vernon, his mother-in-law, Margaret Lyon Reno of Lemmon, three sisters-in-law: LuAnne (Irving) Jordan of Faith, Barbara Lyon of Meadow, Barbara (Tony) Lorenz of Huron, three brothers-in-law: Jim (Joan) Lyon of Meadow, Norman (Sue) Lyon of Box Elder and Ralph (Shari) Lyon of Meadow.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laska in 2001, two sons-in-law: Alan Greenway and Dwight Reisinger, two brothers: Leo and Ray Schoenfelder and brother-in-law, Vivan Lyon.
Memorials are preferred to the Laska and Mike Schoenfelder Memorial Fund.