John Henry Schonewise

March 29, 1961May 30, 2022
John Henry Schonewise, 61, died on May 30, 2022, at his home in Denver, Colorado. On March 29, 1961, Henry was born in Beatrice, Nebraska, to John Halbert and Dorothy Ann (Reynolds) Schonewise. Henry is survived by his three children Cecilia Guadalupe, Juan Diego, and Maria Esperanza Schonewise. In addition to his children, Henry is survived by his siblings Jim Schonewise of Bozeman, Montana, Julie Schonewise of Lincoln, Nebraska, Quintin (Karen) Schonewise of Lawrence, Kansas, and Enid (Tom Frette) Schonewise of Waconia, Minnesota, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. After graduating from Beatrice High School and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, he earned his master’s degree in economics at the University of Kansas. Henry moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1987 to pursue a career in banking and finance. Henry fulfilled his fiduciary duties as Trust Officer and Equity and Mutual Funds Manager at various banks and firms across 20 years. Throughout his life, Henry loved the musical and performing arts and continued his involvement by participating in the Northglenn Arts Community Theater, Mostly Strauss Orchestra, Central City Opera Pros, and the Arts Programs in the Denver Public Schools. Henry was also a founding member of “Second Bell,” a parent fundraising rock and roll band based at Southmoor Elementary. The sole purpose of performing was to create an awareness of the importance of keeping the arts in schools. Henry especially loved camping, fly-fishing, and hiking in the desert, canyon lands, and mountains with his three children. A funeral Mass will be held at Risen Christ Church in Denver on Friday, June 17, at 10:00 a.m. A rosary will be prayed before Mass at 9:30, with a reception immediately following Mass. Burial will follow in Adams, Nebraska, at a later date. Charitable donations can be made to Denver Teacher Awards, P. O. Box 370871, Denver, Colorado 80237-087. Olinger Hampden Mortuary, Cremation & Cemetery is arranging funeral services in Denver, Colorado.

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Friday, June 17, 2022


Friday, June 17, 2022

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