Donald Francis Schoen

August 26, 1932 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 87)


Donald Francis Schoen, 87, of Barrington passed away peacefully on September 11, 2019, at home, surrounded by family. He was born in Chicago, August 26, 1932.

Don graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1954 from Marquette University. He was a member of the Pi Tau Sigma Honorary Mechanical Engineering Society. After graduation, he served in the US Army during the Korean War. Don held a Professional Engineer License in Illinois. For over 30 years, he was a proud and respected employee of the Quaker Oats Company. As Quaker’s Director of Engineering, Don patented two new food processing technologies and served as a judge in the Food Processing Magazine awards program.

Active in the community, he founded and served as president of the Elk Grove Village Park District and as a commissioner of DAMP, an organization to bring Lake Michigan water to the suburbs of Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect and Palatine. Since 1981, Don was a faithful member of St. Anne Catholic Church. He enjoyed a long life of sports and outdoor activities. He was an avid golfer.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Therese Marie (nee Clark); and children, Kathleen (Kent) Kraft, of Springfield, IL, Donald (Susan) Schoen of Broomfield, CO, Monica (Lawrence) Ziemba of Houston, TX, Diane Petrovich of Arlington Heights, IL; and Thomas (Karen) Schoen of Wheaton, IL; grandchildren, Daniel (Emily), Claire (Corey), Annamarie, James, Anne, Katherine, Madeline, Sarah, Donald, Michael, Stephen, Matthew, David, Katie, and Emma; brother, Alan Schoen; sister, Kathryn Michas; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Cecilia Schoen; brother, Jack Schoen and sister, Ruth Caboor.

Visitation will be Monday, September 16, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main Street (Lake-Cook Rd), Barrington, IL 60010. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 120 Ela St. (corner of Franklin & Ela St), Barrington, IL. Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL, 60607.

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September 16, 2019

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory
149 W. Main St.
Barrington, IL 60010

Mass of Christian Burial
September 17, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Anne Catholic Community
120 Ela Street (not Ela Rd.)
Barrington, IL 60010

September 17, 2019

11:00 AM
PALATINE, IL 60067-9048

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