Frank Edward Schoen

August 30, 1956June 28, 2018

Frank Edward Schoen was born August 30, 1956. He was the ninth of ten children of Willi and Erika Schoen. He was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Shortly after his birth his parents moved the family to Chicago Heights, Illinois and when Frank was ready to start the fifth grade the family moved to Washington where Frank spent the remainder of his life. As a child Frank was like any normal boy he loved to play hard with his friends and his brothers Willi and Hans. Once he climbed on top the roof of the family home and yelled down to his surprised older sister below “catch me KaK” and down he jumped. Frank’s parents taught him to work hard, and his first job was delivering papers for the PI at the age of 11, then he went to work in his father’s Shell Gas Station and other gas stations, he eventually went to work for Sound Ford and Host International. Frank was a self taught mechanic, but anyone will tell you he was the best mechanic going, if you would tell him what was going on with your car he would say oh it is probably this but I will need to take a look at it, but you can bet your bottom dollar Frank was right, and when he fixed your car it never cost much for him to fix it, just parts and $20 if you were family. One of Frank’s proudest days was when he became a homeowner. He loved his home in Darrington. His family was proud of him too. He loved his little home in the mountains. And he loved having his family over every year for a barbecue to celebrate his and his sister’s birthday. Frank did not have much but the little he did have he put toward making his home as nice as possible, he liked having a nice home, simple but nice, he took pride in his home. Frank often opened his home to the community when they were in need. Frank enjoyed fishing with friends, watching football, playing with his beloved Labradors’ and visiting with the many friends he had. Everyone who knew him will tell you he was a good person, who was kind hearted. He had lifelong friendships. One of his lifelong friends was Ron, who was very good to Frank, Frank loved him very much. Another friend Frank recently met was Laddie; Frank loved him very much and spoke of him often as someone who was always there for him. Shirley was also a good friend to Frank and he loved her dearly. Of course there is Jack Stanley and his wife who have known Frank for many years and have been good friends of Frank they have stayed in touch with him and been there for him through thick and thin and he loved them both. His list of friends is endless, these are just a few that stand out in our minds; we do not mean to negate any of his friendships. Frank has four surviving sisters Erika Cox, Karin Evers, Helga LaFountain, Irene Diep, one surviving brother, Willi Schoen, their spouses, and many nephews and nieces. Frank had a wonderful laugh, it was loud and full, we loved it; we will miss it. We will miss his smile. We will even miss his tall tales, though we can’t believe we are saying that, they were a part of him. We miss him and we will think of him often, we love him with all of our hearts.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 5, 2018

Frank Edward Schoen

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