Dolores Evelyn Schoenhoff, 88, of Watson, passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020, at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Effingham.
Dolores was born October 15, 1931 in Effingham, the daughter of Raymond and Mabel (Wohltman) Diehl. She married Gilbert Henry Wendte on September 30, 1951 at St. John’s Lutheran in Effingham. He preceded her in death on September 29, 1976. Later, Dolores married John “Jack” Schoenhoff on October 14, 1989, and he survives her.
Dolores attended Teutopolis schools, and then graduated from Effingham High School in 1949. She attended Eastern Illinois University. Dolores was a dedicated employee of St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital for 25 years from 1968-1993. She was recognized and awarded “The Employee of the Year” plaque for the year 1974-75. She worked as a switchboard operator, and later in the admitting department at the hospital. Dolores was a life-long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham, and a member of Illinois Homemakers Extension. Dolores had a passion for her family and farm. She loved working on her farm, especially raising beef cattle and baling hay. Many of her grandchildren were given the opportunity to milk her goats. In her younger years, Dolores was a talented accordion player and seamstress.
Dolores is also survived by her sons, Donald (Pat), Dale, and Douglas Wendte, all of Watson; daughters, Diane (Dean) Greuel of Effingham, Debra Sanders of Watson, and Dawn (Dan“Fred”) Roedl of Mason; daughter-in-law, Christy Wendte of Effingham; grandchildren, Alecia (Brad) Marshall, Eric Wendte, Darren Wendte, Lanette (Neil) Stuckey, Byron (Katie) Wendte, Ryan Wendte, Lindsay (Jordan) Altgilbers, Tyler (Tisha) Greuel, Aaron (fiancee, Audra Miller) Greuel, Chelsea Greuel, Logan (Catherine Zumwalt) Sanders, Lauren (Mike) Assalley, Nikki (Richard) Vahling, Brandon Roedl, and Stacey (fiancé, Seth Elder) Roedl; 22 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Howard (Sandra) Wendte; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Duane Wendte; great grandson, Kyler Marshall; sister, Dorothy Johnston; and nephew, Larry Johnston.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 901 W. Jefferson Street, Effingham, IL 62401.
Funeral Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Interment will follow the ceremony at Arborcrest Memorial Park in Funkhouser.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Guardian Angel Adult Daycare, 16101 E US-40, Teutopolis, IL 62467, or Effingham Area Alzheimer’s Awareness (EAAA), 21354 E.
1200th Ave. Dieterich, IL 62422.
The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.
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