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Rev. A. A. Schoen Dies In Dexter

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Retired St. Andrew’s Minister Succumbs

DEXTER—Albert Anton Schoen, 70, retired minister of the St. Andrew’s Evangelical and Reformed Church here, died early this morning at his home.
A lifelong resident of this area, Rev. Schoen came to Dexter in 1932 from Manchester, where he had been pastor of the Emanuels Congregation since 1917. While at St. Andrew’s, he also served as pastor at the Salem church in Albion. He retired in June 1941.
A son of Anton and Christina Beutler Schoen, he was born Oct. 12, 1871 in Freedom township.
After attending country school until he was 12, Rev. Schoen attended for two years a confirmation school conducted by Rev. Paul Irion. In later years he regarded this period as the most fruitful regarding his spiritual life.
He later attended Elmhurst College in Illinois for five years.
His first post was a minister in Watervliet.
In 1901 he went to St. Paul’s Church in Chelsea, serving there until his transfer to Manchester.
In 1911, he married Bertha Charlotte Polk of Dayton, O. She died in 1914.
In 1917, he married Hannah Eisen Koffberger.
He was secretary of his church’s Michigan District from 1917 to 1930, a member of the board of directors of its Orphans Home for 25 years and a board member of Federated Charities.
Survivors besides his wife include one daughter, Mrs. Hedwig Goff, jr., of Pontiac; one son, Rev. Vector Herbert Schoen of Cincinnati, O.; one brother, Jake of Dexter; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrew’s, Rev. H. H. Schowe officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea.
Friends may call at the Carl Keehn Funeral Home until 11 a.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state from noon until the hour of the service.
The family has requested that flowers be omitted and that the church and its charitable institutions be remembered instead.