August 3, 1928 - February 1, 2015


Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 7, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley for Frances M. Schoenecker, age 86, of Eden Valley, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at her home, surrounded by family. Father Richard Gross will officiate and burial will be in the Assumption Parish Cemetery, Eden Valley. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Eden Valley and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday, February 7. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Frances Marilyn was born August 3, 1928 to Emil and Margaret (Maguire) Fodstad in Minneapolis, MN. On November 4, 1950 she married Robert Schoenecker at St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Minneapolis, MN. Shortly after, the couple moved to the Eden Valley area where Frances was a homemaker raising their 15 children. She enjoyed family, lunch with friends, hosting the holidays, baking/cooking, flower gardening, reading, Eden Valley sporting events, trips to the casinos, and the wildlife surrounding her home in the country. Frances, also called Fran and Frannie by family and friends enjoyed visiting with her brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Frances is survived by her husband, Robert of Richmond. Her children, Bruce of Paynesville, Rhonda (Larry) Larson of Paynesville, Lucinda Scheierl of Richmond, Mark of Richmond, Scott (Brenda) of Richmond, Steven of Richmond, Theresa (Gary) Branstner of Richmond, Lance of Fargo, ND, Judith (Gary) Steil of Richmond, Milissa (Randy) Linz of Richmond, Rob of Cold Spring, Kayla O’Brien of Richmond, Brian of Clearwater, Blaine (Joleen) of Paynesville, Jay (Heidi) of Watkins. 29 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Sister, Bernice Rothstein of Mora. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Jessica Schoenecker, parents; sisters, Lucille Tatro, LuVerne Ruhland, Dorothy Sventek, Irene Pipp, Myrtle Fodstad; brothers, Raymond Fodstad and Donald Fodstad.