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Obituary for Lorene R. Schomberg


Lorene Rose (Garbers) Schomberg, at the age of 97 years and 26 days, unexpectedly and peacefully entered her heavenly home on October 25, 2018. Born on September 29, 1921, to Marie and Fred Garbers, Lorene was blessed with a full and rich life; a devoted wife to Willard, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Lorene's priorities were her faith in God, family, and the joy of living on the farm. She was granted her prayerful wish to live on the farm in Barre Mills, until her death. Lorene was an active member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Barre Mills, and the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed attending WELS conventions, OWLS, volunteering at Good Steward, and church trips to Brewer's Games. She especially enjoyed baking cookies for the VBS children; even in her 90's. Lorene will be missed not only by her family, but also the many friends she made through these activities. Among her closest friends were the ladies with whom she enjoyed playing cards - sometimes late into the night! Lorene and her husband, Willard, started farming following their marriage on August 30, 1940. She loved her farm; especially caring for young calves. Harvest season was a special time for her. In particular, she enjoyed baking pecan pie for" the guys." Even though Lorene was a country girl at heart, she also loved sports-Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. Lorene had an unwavering faith in God. She always believed that God has a plan for all of us and that His angels are continually watching over us. Even in her late 90's she never feared. She said, "God will look over me." Survivors include her sons, Russell (Janet), and Warren; her daughter, Kay (Steve) Zantow; grandchildren, Evan Andrew Zantow, Jolene (Todd) Endres, Kelly (Don) Ponce, Todd (Jenn) Schomberg, Jessica Schomberg, Teri Schomberg, and Kiki Schomberg Lang; great-grandchildren, Taryn and Morgan Endres, Zeke and Zadie Lang, and Reese and Madison Schomberg; her sister-in-law, Arlyss Schomberg; and nieces and nephews who were so special to her. Lorene unconditionally loved her entire family; a new baby always added extra joy in her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard; three sisters, Lillian (Raymond) Hoyer, Elvira (Clarence) Johnson, and Louise (Don) Koenen; one brother, Wilfred (Florence) Garbers; and one very special daughter-in-law, Violet "Vi" Schomberg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, November 2, 2018, at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Barre Mills. Rev. Andrew Schultz will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m., until the time of service, Friday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to either St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church or Luther High School would be appreciated. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Jostad Chapel, West Salem, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com. The family would like to give a special thank you to Jean and Jim Hauser and James and Vicky Johnson for always being there when her children couldn't be. The family would also like to thank Dr. Michael Dolan, the staff of Gundersen Health System, and Rev. Andrew Schultz for their continued support.