February 2, 1924 - August 24, 2017
Leo Schon, 93 of Carroll, and formerly of Glidden, died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. The Celebrant will be Fr. Kevin Richter assisted by Leo’s son, Deacon Gary Schon. Con-Celebrant and Homilist will be Fr. Timothy Johnson. Music will be by Mary Blinn with Michael Bolton as cantor. Mass Servers will be Andrew Schon and Leah Schon. Lectors will be Ryan Schon, Angela Lensch, and Chris Schon. Gift Bearers will be Leo’s grandchildren. Casket Bearers will be Deacon Gary Schon, Dale Schon, Mark Schon, Jeff Schon, Joey Schon, Andre Angrick, John Pletchette, and Rex Knudsen. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll. Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 4 p.m. on Friday where there will be a Christian Wake Service at 7 p.m. The casket will be moved to Holy Spirit Church on Saturday morning where visitation will resume at 9 a.m. and will continue until time of the funeral mass. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for Leo’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com. Born on February 2, 1924 on the family farm near Willey, Iowa, Leo was the son of William Sr., and Anna (Mersman) Schon. He grew up near Willey, and attended St. Mary’s School. After his formal education Leo farmed with his father. On November 27, 1950 Leo was united in marriage to Rosemary Masching at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll. The couple made their home south of Glidden where Leo continued to operate his grain and livestock farm. Although Leo enjoyed many things about farming; he enjoyed his yearly trip to the Omaha Stock Yards where he would sell his livestock, something that he had worked hard to raise. In 1986 he retired from farming, and he and Rosie moved to Carroll. Leo enjoyed gardening, softball, baseball, Euchre, and polka music, especially Mollie B. Later in his life, Leo discovered his singing voice. “You Are My Sunshine” became his theme song to share joy with many. Most of all Leo enjoyed his family, and each and every grandchild, great-grandchild, and great-great-grandchild, and their accomplishments. Leo was a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Carroll, and through frequent visits to Holy Spirit School he became known as Kuemper’s Grandpa Leo. Left to celebrate Leo’s life are his three daughters: Mary Schon of Carroll, Shirley (Andre) Angrick of Glidden, Jean (John) Pletchette of Winterset; five sons: Deacon Gary (Sheri) Schon of Glidden, Dale (Lori) Schon of Willey, Mark (Joleen) Schon of Cedar Rapids, Jeff (Melanie) Schon of Glidden, and Joey (Monica) Schon of rural Glidden; son-in-law: Rex Knudsen of Carroll; 28 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren with 4 on the way, and 7 great-great-grandchildren with one on the way. Also surviving are his sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law: Dorothy Schon of Carroll, Harriet Schon of Carroll, Barb Schon of Pleasant Hill, Dorothy Schon of Glidden, Edna Ludwig of Carroll, Lois (Chuck) Neumayer of Carroll, Don (Barb) Masching of Breda, Jim (Joyce) Masching of Carroll, Don Wieland of Carroll, Paul Wieland of Carroll, Jim (Mary Ann) Pudenz of Carroll, and Betty Masching of Carroll, as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Rosemary in 2010, and his children: Sandy Knudsen in 2005, and Patrick Schon in 2017. Also preceding Leo in death are his siblings: William Schon, Andrew (Katherine) Schon, Joseph (Dorothy) Schon, Sil Schon, Norbert Schon, Robert Schon, and Louis Schon; his sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law: Evie Wieland, Rainy Wieland, Mary Pudenz, Louis (Eunice) Masching, Edwin (Norma) Masching, Orville Ludwig, and Leona Masching, and Bob Masching both in infancy.
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