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Norma J. “Nonnie” Schoepp

Norma J. "Nonnie" Schoepp

Norma Jean “Nonnie” Schoepp, nee Wagner, 87, of New Athens, IL, born February 27, 1934, in Belleville, IL, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday January 19, 2022.  She was a medical assistant for Dr. Bernard Strassman in New Athens, a manager at the New Athens Shoe factory and the plant manager at Mallinckrodt Medical in New Athens, IL. Mrs. Schoepp was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, a member of the Lutheran Women’s League and the Auxiliary Committee of the New Athens Home for the Aged.

Nonnie’s greatest joy was spending time with her family.  During the early years, Nonnie and husband Ardell spent many weekends camping at the Marissa Rec Area.  As their family grew, they enjoyed many family vacations with their children and grandchildren.  Nonnie participated in both line dancing and Seniors trips with the PSOP.  In her free time, she could be found baking delicious desserts in her kitchen.  Her grandchildren loved her Texas chocolate sheet cake.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Norman and Marie (Beimbrink) Wagner, her husband – Ardell Schoepp, whom she married on August 3, 1952, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL and who preceded her in death on November 7, 1999, two daughters – Jane Schoepp and Lynne Powell, granddaughter – Jill Powell, son-in-law – Ronald “Shorty” Powell, her brother – Arthur Wagner, brother-in-law – Delmar Frech and two sisters-in-law – Mae Keil and Karen Wagner, and by her mother and father-in-law – Elmer and Olinda Schoepp.

Nonnie is survived by three children – Alan (Anne) Schoepp of Ben Lomond, CA, Mary Lou (Todd) Pruett of Belleville, IL and Diane (Skip Thomas) Geraghty of Pagosa Springs, CO, one sister – Shirley Frech of Milan, TN, one brother – Ronald Wagner of Freeburg, IL, twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to be made to Vitas Hospice or to the New Athens Home for the Aged.

Visitation:  Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday January 24, 2022, and again from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday January 25, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday January 25, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL with Rev. Lyle Buettner officiating. Interment will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

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  1. Mark & Sharon Gaubatz says:

    Deepest sympathy to the Schoepp family. So hard to loose a mother & friend. Hugs & prayers—Alan, MaryLou & Diane—to you & your families.

  2. Sheila Burk Barrale says:

    Sincere condolences to the family. Your Mom and I met several times and had some good conversations. She was a very special person. Caring and good. 🙏🙏 praying for the family.

  3. My sincerest condolences to the Schoepp siblings. Your mother was such a nice lady. She will be missed.

  4. Melanie May Goodwin says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the Schoepp family. I remember your mother’s kindness and fun humor – a life well lived. Praying you’re comforted by memories and held close in God’s love during this sad time.

  5. Kevin Birkner says:

    So very sorry to hear this news. ALWAYS enjoyed seeing her and Ardell, such great friends of my mom and dad. She was always so kind and always had a smile on her face. My deepest sympathy to Diane, Mary Lou and Alan.

  6. Pat Bartsokas says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of Nonnie’s family. She and Arielle and their kids will always be part of my fondest memories of New Athens. Her sunny disposition and loving ways made Nonnie a dear friend

  7. Pam Hammel says:

    My sympathy to Nonnie’s familly. She was a very special person and will be missed by many. Rest In Peace.

  8. Karla Drysdale says:

    Nonnie was an amazing role model and like a second mother to me in early childhood. I remember camping with your family at Marissa Rec and play dates at your home, she was always so kind and compassionate to people. My deepest sympathy to your wonderful family. She was loved by so many. 💕💕

    • Deborah Jones says:

      Diane, this is your 1st grade teacher,Deb (Garbs) Jones. You and all of your family have my deepest sympathy. I loved your mother. She was so sweet and helpful to me when I was beginning my teaching career at New Athens. I’m so glad she was part of my life.

  9. Celeste Bowman says:

    Nonnie was the sweetest person. I have so many fond memories of her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, especially Alan, Mary Lou, and Diane.

  10. My sympathy to the Schoepp family. Nonnie was a beautiful person inside and out.

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  1. My sympathy to the Schoepp family. Nonnie was a beautiful person inside and out.

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  2. Nonnie was the sweetest person. I have so many fond memories of her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, especially Alan, Mary Lou, and Diane.

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  3. Nonnie was an amazing role model and like a second mother to me in early childhood. I remember camping with your family at Marissa Rec and play dates at your home, she was always so kind and compassionate to people. My deepest sympathy to your wonderful family. She was loved by so many. 💕💕

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    • Diane, this is your 1st grade teacher,Deb (Garbs) Jones. You and all of your family have my deepest sympathy. I loved your mother. She was so sweet and helpful to me when I was beginning my teaching career at New Athens. I’m so glad she was part of my life.

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  4. My sympathy to Nonnie’s familly. She was a very special person and will be missed by many. Rest In Peace.

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  5. My deepest sympathy to all of Nonnie’s family. She and Arielle and their kids will always be part of my fondest memories of New Athens. Her sunny disposition and loving ways made Nonnie a dear friend

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  6. So very sorry to hear this news. ALWAYS enjoyed seeing her and Ardell, such great friends of my mom and dad. She was always so kind and always had a smile on her face. My deepest sympathy to Diane, Mary Lou and Alan.

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  7. Our deepest sympathies to the Schoepp family. I remember your mother’s kindness and fun humor – a life well lived. Praying you’re comforted by memories and held close in God’s love during this sad time.

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  8. My sincerest condolences to the Schoepp siblings. Your mother was such a nice lady. She will be missed.

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  9. Sincere condolences to the family. Your Mom and I met several times and had some good conversations. She was a very special person. Caring and good. 🙏🙏 praying for the family.

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  10. Deepest sympathy to the Schoepp family. So hard to loose a mother & friend. Hugs & prayers—Alan, MaryLou & Diane—to you & your families.

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