In Memory of

Billie L. Schoonover

January 9, 1930 - May 12, 2021
From: Callender, IA

Callender – Billie L. Schoonover “Hooey” 91, passed away Wednesday, May 12. 2021 at Sunny Knoll Care Centre, Rockwell City.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Callender, with Pastor Greg Stano and Pastor Deb Stano officiating.  Graveside Services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 20, at Lemons Cemetery in Lemons, Missouri.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Callender.  Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is serving the family.  Masks are optional.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Billie is survived by his son William G. (Karon) Schoonover of Paullina, Iowa; Billie Starlene (Randy) Ness of Callender, Iowa; grandchildren, Joshua (Annie) Schoonover, Emilee Schuck, Alexandria (Jeff) Pommer, Betsy (Nick) Bement, and Brandon, Naomi, and Ryan Kliegl; and 9 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth; parents, son Stevin Schoonover; his parents, George and Helen (Schnelle) Schoonover; and sister Linda Kaye Anderson.

     Billie L. Schoonover was born January 9, 1930 at Pollock, Missouri and graduated from Milan High School in Milan, Missouri.  Billie was united in marriage to Ruth Eckman on July 30, 1952 at Harrison, Arkansas.  They lived in Milan and Winigan Missouri until moving to Fort Dodge in 1962.  Billie was employed at Kalo Brick & Tile Co. and retired from the Georgia - Pacific Gypsum Co.  He loved woodworking, fishing, and quilting. 

10:30 a.m. - Wednesday
May 19, 2021
Our Saviours Lutheran Church
Callender, Iowa
Pastor Greg Stano
Pastor Deb Stano
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday
May 18, 2021
Our Saviours Lutheran Church
Callender, Iowa
11:30 a.m. - Thursday
May 18, 2021
Lemons Cemetery
Lemons, Iowa


Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 3:05 PM
“Our deepest sympathies of your loss of your Dad. Allway enjoyed talking to them at Fareway. Sending prayers
Dean and Jean Birkland”
- Jean Birkland

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 10:38 AM
“I am so sorry to hear this. The Schoonover family was a pretty important part of my childhood growing up in Kalo Iowa. I can still hear Bill calling out "MARCO POLO!" to me whenever he saw me! My sincere condolences to the entire family.”
- Mark Campbell

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5:48 PM
“Sorry to hear about the loss of your father/grandfather. Will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.
Pat Stinglin”
- Patricia Stinglin

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 4:57 PM
“So very sorry to see that your Dad passed away. Bill and Ruth were like family when I would run into them and enjoy a quick visit to catch up. Thinking of you and your families.
Sonja Mernka Scott”
- Sonja Mernka Scott

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