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Henry J. Schoof

July 4, 1934 — October 27, 2022

Primghar

 

 

 

Henry J. Schoof

Primghar, Iowa

            Services for Henry J. "Heinie" Schoof, age 88, of Primghar who passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley.

Services will be 11:00 AM Friday Nov 4, 2022 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar Pastor John Adams ~ officiating.

Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.

Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

HENRY “HEINIE” J. SCHOOF

 

BORN

July 4, 1934 ~ Primghar, Iowa

PASSED AWAY

October 27, 2022 ~ Hartley, Iowa

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

11:oo A.M. Friday, November 4, 2022

Grace Lutheran Church; Primghar, Iowa

Pastor John Adams ~ Officiating

 

SCRIPTURES

23rd Psalm     John 11:25     2nd Timothy 4: 7&8

 

CD MUSIC

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS

“Jesus Loves Me”

“Amazing Grace”

Organist:  LaNan Eldridge

 

CASKET BEARERS

Lee Schoof                                          John Schoof

Alec Schoof                      Lucas Van Ermen, D.D.S

Brad Smith                                        Mike Hohbach

Bob Callenius

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE

Pleasant Hill Cemetery ~ Primghar, Iowa

 

After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are

Invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

 

Arrangements are under the care of the

Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa.    

 

     Henry John Schoof, the son of Hans and Marie (Meier) Schoof was born July 4, 1934 in Primghar, Iowa. He attended country school and later graduated from Primghar High School in 1953. After graduation he helped his father with the family farm. On February 23, 1956 he was united in marriage to Eunice Steffen at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown, Iowa. The couple settled on the Schoof family farm east of Primghar where they farmed for many years. He enjoyed farming and milking his Jersey cow herd. He had a candy stash in the milking barn where both his kids and later his grandkids always knew where it was, and helped themselves. Also in the early years Henry was a member of the National Guard. After many years of farming the couple moved into Primghar in January of 2011. He remained in Primghar in his retirement years and for the last week before his passing he made his home in the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. He passed away on Thursday October 27, 2022 at the Health Center in Hartley, reaching the age of 88 years three months and twenty-three days.

     He was a longtime member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar and had served on the church council. As his health failed, he enjoyed watching church on the TCA channel. In younger years he attended the North American National Livestock show in Louisville, Kentucky which was held twice a year. Henry also enjoyed watching the Kentucky Derby and listening to polka music,

      He is survived by his wife of 66 years Eunice Schoof of Primghar, Iowa; their children Rick (Mary) Schoof of Fairfax, Virginia; Doug (Sandy) Schoof of Primghar, Iowa; Jean (Paul) Van Ermen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; seven grandchildren Kristy Schoof of Spencer, Iowa; Lee (Brittany) Schoof of Harlan, Iowa; Alec Schoof of Aberdeen, South Dakota; Sarah (Megan Masek) Schoof of Brooklyn, New York; John (Belle) Schoof of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Lucas Van Ermen, D.D.S of Indianapolis, Indiana and Shannon Van Ermen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and three great grandchildren Wynn and Brixx Schoof of Harlan, Iowa and Ada Schoof of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania also other relatives and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents Hans and Marie Schoof.H

 

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