Marie Margareta Schoon passed away at the age of 97 on Oct. 12, 2017, at Candlewood Valley Health Center in New Milford, Conn., 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 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, Ariz., 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, 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. Marie moved to New Milford, Conn., in 2005 to live closer to her family.
Marie is survived by her son, Craig Schoon, and daughter-in-law, Susan Schoon, of Washington, Conn.; granddaughter, Sara Schoon of New York City; sister, Helen Bender of San Diego, Calif.; and brother, Garrett Gerdes of Anamosa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; four sisters and two brothers.
Marie will be buried next to her husband, Gerald, at Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello. Goettsch Funeral Home in Monticello will host the visitation at 10 and services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center, Resident Trust (Marie Schoon), 30 Park Lane East, New Milford, CT 06776.