Marie Margareta Schoon passed away at the age of 97 on October 12, 2017 at Candlewood Valley Health Center in New Milford, Connecticut after a short illness. She was a happy, active, and involved woman who will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. The family is deeply grateful for the wonderful care she received during her time at Candlewood Valley Health Center.
Marie was born on March 12, 1920 in Anamosa, Iowa. Her parents were Louise (Andreesen) and Gerhard Gerdes. She was married in 1941 to Gerald Schoon. Together, they owned and managed restaurants in Monticello, Iowa, Phoenix, Arizona, and Manchester, Iowa. Marie then ran her own bridal shop business in Manchester and Bellevue, Iowa for over 20 years. During her years living in Manchester, Iowa, she served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, and as Regional Director of the Red Cross. She was active in many organizations in Manchester, Iowa. Marie moved to New Milford, CT in 2005 to live closer to her family.
Marie is survived by her son, Craig Schoon and daughter-in-law Susan Schoon of Washington, CT, granddaughter Sara Schoon of New York City, New York, sister Helen Bender of San Diego, California and brother, Garrett Gerdes of Anamosa, Iowa.
Marie will be buried next to her husband, Gerald, in Monticello, Iowa.
Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.