The Free Press, Mankato, MN


December 11, 2012

Franklin J. Schoeb

—  Franklin J. Schoeb, age 63, of Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of  Cleveland and Waseca, died Friday, December 7, 2012, at Kindred Hospital-Greensboro, North Carolina.

  A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, December 14th from 1 to 3 P.M. at McRaith Funeral Home & Crematory in Waseca, followed by a 3:00 P.M. Rite of Christian Burial with Fr. Martin Schaefer, officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in Waseca's Calvary Cemetery.

  Franklin Joseph was born February 8, 1949, in St. Peter, Minnesota, to Carl and Phyllis (Hart) Schoeb.  He graduated from St. Peter High School and went on to attend Hennepin County Technical College in Minneapolis.  Frank served in the U.S. Army.  He was stationed in Germany during his tour of duty.  On October 10, 1979, he was united in marriage to Debra Ann Spies at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waseca.  Frank and Deb resided in Waseca where Frank began a long career in the printing industry with Brown Printing Company.  His career took them to Corinth, Mississippi, and in 1997 to Charlotte, North Carolina.  Following his wife's death in 2004, Frank has continued to reside in Charlotte.  

  He is survived by his brother, Roger (Myrna) Schoeb of St. Peter; sister, Rita (Jim) Siefert of Savage; brother-in-law, Leo Spies of Waseca; sister-in-law, Carol Sell of Owatonna; many nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.  

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Deb; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Mary (Collins) Spies; sister-in-law, Sandy Spies.

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