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Penny Lee (Berger) Schoeneck

August 30, 1950 ~ January 28, 2018 (age 67)

Penny Lee Schoeneck, 67, Wausau, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 28, 2018 with her loving husband by her side.

Penny was born August 30, 1950 in Mattoon to Patricia (Janssen) and the late Lawrence Berger.  She met Rick Schoeneck and the couple were married on March 22, 1975 in Mattoon.  The couple was blessed with two sons: Dylan and Brett.  Penny began working in the sales department with Wausau Insurance in 1968 and eventually retired from the call center at Connexus Credit Union in 2014.  While her sons were growing up she also worked part time with Our Savior’s Lutheran Church as the church secretary and Hardees.  In retirement, she became very active with Mountain of the Lord Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed the fellowship of the quilting group and evenings with the MOTL Girls Night Out events.  The members of the church were truly her second family.

Penny was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who selflessly thought of others first at all times.  She loved the little things in life; hugs, heartfelt “I Love You’s”, and spending time with her family.  Over the years, many trips were made as a family or together with Rick on the back of his Harley seeing Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, Canada, and the eastern US’s Blue Ridge Mountain Trail.  For the past 10 years, Penny enjoyed spending time at the family cabin near Rhinelander.  She was also an avid reader and loved to dance with Rick throughout her life.

Penny is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years, Rick; sons, Dylan (Krista) and Brett (Kari); granddaughters, Tenley and Kenedi; soon to be grandson; mother and step-father, Patricia and Edwin Marten; brothers, Kim (Judy) Berger and Randy (Kyle) Berger; sister, Kerri (Claude) Johann; half-brothers, Kirt (Tracie) Marten and Kevin (Karen) Marten; mother-in-law, Eileen Schoeneck; brother-in-laws, Ron (Kathy) Schoeneck, Bill (Candy) Schoeneck; sister-in-law, Sharon (Tim) Chapman; nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.  She is preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Berger and father-in-law, Rudolph Schoeneck.

The memorial service for Penny will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Mountain of the Lord Lutheran Church, Rib Mountain.  Pastor Andrew Buschkopf will officiate.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the church on Friday.  A private family burial will take place at Mattoon Woodlawn Cemetery.  Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guestbook at

Memorials may be directed to Mountain of the Lord Lutheran Church (5506 Bittersweet Road, Wausau, WI 54401).

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