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Mildred V. (Millie) Schoen

Obituary for Mildred V. (Millie) Schoen

December 14, 1916 - January 27, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 101


Millie Schoen, 101, passed away peacefully January 27, 2018. Millie was born in International Falls, MN to William Van Lynn and Annette Olson Van Lynn. She grew up learning the work ethic and simple joys of farm life.

She married Edward E. Schoen in 1937 and moved to St. Paul, MN. Like so many of the Greatest Generation, their lives changed forever with World War II. They moved to Washington DC after Ed received a commission as an officer in the Navy. After leaving the Navy in 1945, Millie and Ed relocated to Austin buying a 3-story house at 18th and Congress. They rented rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors to 31 male University of Texas students. Millie ran the operation when Ed traveled for work. Their lives centered on their family and the Schoen House. Through the years Millie and Ed acquired other properties in the campus area. Over 51 years, she touched the lives of hundreds of students, some remaining in contact with her through the end.

Millie was preceded in death by her parents, sister Wahneta Tonn, husband Ed, son Gary, and granddaughter Becky. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Robert Schoen and Mary Ganz of Brookfield WI, daughter and son-in-law Nancy and John McBrine of San Antonio; grandchildren Heather Schoen of Denver, CO; Bill (Ericka) McBrine of Fredericksburg; Brent Schoen of Birmingham AL; Sally (Christopher) Parker of San Antonio; Luke (Karen) Schoen of Redmond, WA; Amy (Josef) Kristofoletti of Austin; and Emily (Michael) Branch of Brooklyn, NY; and great-grandchildren Kaia Payne, Hayden Payne, Daniel Kristofoletti, Jack McBrine, Fletcher McBrine, Leona Branch, Kira Schoen, Grace Parker and Addison Parker; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Millie was a fabulous Mom, Grandma and Great-grandma, full of joy, and ready for adventure and fun. She had traveled extensively, having seen all 7 continents. She was proud to say that she "still had all her marbles" at 101. She loved to sew, making many quilts for the church and her family until age 100. The family wishes to thank all the people at Westminster Manor who helped Millie, especially the assisted living team led by Joe Sanchez.

A memorial service celebrating Millie's life will be held at 4:00 pm February 18, 2018 at St. Martin's Ev. Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th St., Austin, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Upbring New Life Children's Center, 8305 Cross Park Drive, Austin, TX 78754; St. Martin's Ev. Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

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