C.W. “Shorty” Schoen, 72, of Bluford, passed away at home, Monday, April 15, 2013, at 10:55 a.m.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood with Pete Lake officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to time of funeral. Memorials are requested to the Jefferson County Humane Society, American Lung Assn., or donor’s choice.
Shorty was born Nov. 2, 1940, in Champaign, the son of Russell D. and Alberta (Matlock) Schoen. He married Joyce Metcalf on Sept. 7, 1996, at Bluford United Methodist Church. Shorty was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran.
Shorty was a farmer, over the road truck driver and a welder. He was a member of the Edgewood American Legion Post 1168 and the Draft Horse Association; a past member of D.A.V. and was affiliated with the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed farming and raising horses and was an infamous story teller.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce Schoen of Bluford, daughter, Tammi Withrow (special friend, Jim Hale) of Mt. Vernon; sons, Russell B. Schoen and Willie (wife, Maggie) Schoen both of Bluford; step-daughter, Marcie Dawn Snyder of Stewardson; step-sons, Davie Gene Chapman of Bluford, Leslie Dale (wife, Debbie) Chapman of Centralia; sister, Vicki (husband, Mike) Edwards of Centralia; nieces, Shannon (nee, Cook) Shelley of Shiloh and Alisa Rogers of East Peoria; eight grandchildren; tive step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one due in a month; four step-great-grandchildren; two Belgian horses; five dogs; and two cats.
Preceding him in death were his parents; grandparents, Clyde and Alta (Hites) Schoen and Roy and Ruth (Allen) Matlock; son, Robert C. Schoen; grandson, Tyler Shafer; and step-great-granddaughter, Jocelyn.