Frank R. Schoenhardt Jr.

August 31, 1949February 20, 2013
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Frank Russell Schoenhardt passed away suddenly on February 20, 2013. He was born on August 31, 1949 to Frank and Gertrude (Krull) Schoenhardt in Freeport, IL, and graduated from Forreston High School. He served our country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He attended college in Minneapolis, MN. He married the love of his life, Carolyn Kling, on May 24, 1973 and raised eight children. He and his wife fostered dozens of children through AASK AZ. He was a fleet manager in the auto business for many years. He will be remembered for his quick wit, his storytelling ability, and his great sense of humor.

He was greeted in heaven by his beloved wife Carolyn, his daughter, Lizbeth Leticia (Betsy); his parents; his sister, Betty Crull; and his brother-in-law, Jean Cross. He is survived by his daughter, Teresa (Daniel) Bengtson; son, Daniel (Sarah), grandsons, Tony and Tommy; son, Brett (Patricia), grandsons, Noah and Preston, granddaughter, Mckenzie; son David (Michelle), granddaughter, Jordyn, grandson, Dylan; daughters, Rebecca (JoJo) and Anna; son Michael; sisters, Alice Cross and Lynn Thomas; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and brother’s-in-law and sister’s-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am, Thurs. Feb. 28, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1551 E. Dana Ave., Mesa, AZ. A Visitation will take place Wed. evening, Feb. 27, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ, with a Rosary to start at 7:00pm. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ. Reception at Christ the King Catholic Church Presentation Hall following burial.

In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for Frank’s three youngest children at Chase Bank. Contact Chase Bank for details reference account#2935536815.


  • Visitaion Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Rosary Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 28, 2013
  • Interment Thursday, February 28, 2013

Frank R. Schoenhardt Jr.

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peggy collins

April 2, 2013

What a wonderful man. So glad to have been associated with Frank and Carolyn and the whole family. A true giving and loving family man.
Peggy Collins

Bob Wiederholtz

March 26, 2013

I had not seen Butch in many years. I remember his Dad taking us to Cyclone Heights School in his old Chevy pick up. We grew up down the road and up the creek from each other and went to school toghether from that old one room country school thru high school. There is and empty spot in my heart even though we had not seen each other in years. May God ease the pain of your loss with the comfort of knowing that one day you will be reunited with Frank where God will dry every tear from our eyes.

Bobby Wiederholtz

Lynn (lyla) Thomas

March 3, 2013

My Dear! Dear! Baby Brother!! With years and years of memories you alway would shine through with your humor! quick wit! and Love! This is so glorious for you!!! Being ushered into the presence of GOD!!! LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!! SIS!!!!!

Mary Reder

February 28, 2013

Condolences to the Schoenhardt family. Fond memories from St. Ed's.

February 28, 2013

Condolences to the Shoenhardt family. Fond memories from St. Ed's.

Peggy Wagner

February 28, 2013

Love ya uncle Butch. Thanks for taking me fishing years ago. No thanks for throwing me in Mud Creek to teach me to swim. Will miss you. My condolences to your wonderful, wonderful kids and their families.

February 27, 2013

Dear Frank, I hope your sitting down in a fold up easy chair on a quite shady river bank. Don't catch all the fish and save a spot for me would ya.
God Bless every Life you touched.
David Schwegler

Ken Nichols

February 27, 2013

Frank was such a great guy...I loved his company...He always made time to just talk, even tho he was very busy...
He and I worked together at three dealerships over a five to six year period...He always could find ways to make me laugh...I will never forget Frank Schoenhardt...What a great Friend...

Harley Ewing

February 26, 2013

Frank was such great person to work with and be around. He was also very aggravating too. He just would not give up on a deal. Which for most of us put money in our pockets. Sometimes it took a long time but he usually got it done. It is true, that he had a great sense of humor, he loved his wife and children. He shared his life with many. RIP Frank.