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Hedy Schoenhard was born November 2, 1934, the third child to Gottfried and Lena Horn. On March 26, 2021, Hedy, 86, joined her heavenly family.
This is her story.
Hedy was raised on a farm north of Steele. She graduated from Steele High School and continued her education at Bismarck College. Returning to Steele she was joined in marriage to Dean Schoenhard on July 1, 1956.
She held various jobs in her life: the Extension Office, Bowling Alley, Lone Steer, and the Golden Manor. Hedy was recognized for her leadership in the 4-H program for over 25 years.
She was known for her caramel rolls, pies, kuchen, buns, and knoephla soup - you name it and she could make it. Hedy enjoyed gardening, canning, and cooking for her family.
Grandkids and great grandkids were the joy of her life, she was a part of many milestones in their lives. She loved going to the school concerts, sporting events, and church programs. Hedy had many adventures, a favorite was sledding in the sheep pasture because she wouldn’t take no for an answer.
She shared her baking skills with the granddaughters teaching them how to make cookies, sneak dough, and lick the beaters. When asked how long to bake them she would always say “Til it’s done”. A finger full of frosting off the birthday cake always made for lots of giggles.
Hedy loved the farm, milking cows, making hay, feeding bottle lambs and bringing them in the house to warm up was a chore she never missed out on.
Hedy passed on her work ethic, compassion, and humility to Gary (Jean), Jean, Dana, Lori, Mary (Bill), Kari, Sara (Donavan), and DeAn (Jason); was grandmother to Tim (Kaylene), Samantha (Jeremy), Alexis, Alyda, Alece, Marcus, Olivia, Zachary, Londyn, Ierlyn, and great-grandmother to James, Zoey, Brody, and Cade.
Hedy is survived by her siblings, Betty Harpole, Lee Ann Doepke, and Hazel Houkom.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dean; brother, Eugene Horn; sister, Gertrude Bridges and her dog Buddy.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church and the Woodlawn Cemetery.