Neil C. Schoenebeck, 62, De Pere, was called home on Saturday, April 10, 2021 with his wife at his side, after a four- and half-year battle with cancer which he fought like a warrior and gave everything he had. He was born on August 12, 1958 in Green Bay to Eugene and Donna (Semrad) Schoenebeck. He was a graduate of Preble High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from UW-Lacrosse. On January 12, 2002, he married the love of his life, Sally in Jeddo, Michigan. He worked as a social worker at St. Clair County Community Mental health in Port Huron, Michigan for 25 years until his retirement in 2015. After their retirements, he and Sally moved back to the area. Neil was a competitive powerlifter for 40 years. Those who knew Neil commented on how kind he was and the positive impact he had in their lives. He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, going out in the woods cutting down trees and spending time with his dogs, Mack and Carlee. Neil loved to travel especially to Aruba with family.
He is survived by his wife, Sally; daughter, Amber (Robert) McNeil; grand dogs, Roxie, Ranger and K9 Ryder; brothers, Dennis (Sheri) Schoenebeck, Wayne Schoenebeck, Kevin (Kelly) Schoenebeck and Colin (Rosa) Schoenebeck; sister, Dawn (Wendy) Schoenebeck; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Schoenebeck; and sister, Colleen Luedtke.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service. Funeral service 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Adam Jackson officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be sent to the Wisconsin Human Society, Green Bay Campus or Unity Hospice in Neil’s name.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Green Bay Oncology and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care.
It was important for Neil to be at home during this time, it would not have been made possible if not for all of the support of so many family members and friends especially, Kelly and Katie, who traveled from Michigan, and helped by staying nights and helping Sally care for Neil during his last days.
A heartfelt thank you to very special neighbors, Ronny and Sherry for all they did.