Elizabeth “Betty” Schoonover

Elizabeth “Betty” Schoonover, 90, of Waupun, died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Prairie Ridge in Waupun.


Betty was born March 30, 1928 in Sheboygan, the daughter of Eugene and Erna Mueller Stahl. Betty graduated from Sheboygan North High School. She continued her education at The University of WI Extension and later Mission House in Sheboygan where she met her future husband. On January 24, 1948 she married Robert “Bob” Schoonover in Klemme, IA. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. After raising their family, Betty was employed at Waupun Middle School as a secretary for many years. Betty was in the same bridge club since 1948.  She loved to be of service and was a very active member of Waupun United Methodist Church, serving on many committees. She was a past president of Church Women United and Waupun Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Betty loved Tuttle Lake where their family vacationed since 1952. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Betty is survived by her children: David E. Schoonover (Joan Mitchell) of Green Bay, Beth (Keith) Irish of Neenah, and Jane Derksen of Huntington, IN; seven grandchildren: Kip Irish of Oshkosh, Marnie (David) Hyland of Madison, Missy (Marty) Stordeur of Colorado, Lynn Schoonover of Green Bay, Amy (Adrian) Barroso of Australia, Neil Derksen of Lakeland, WA, and Megan Derksen of Kalamazoo, MI; and seven great-grandchildren.


Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Schoonover, in 2010; and  brother, Dr. George Stahl.


Funeral services for Betty will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Waupun United Methodist Church with Rev. Deb Hastings officiating.  Relatives and friends may call on the family on Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family.  Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.