Obituary

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Agnes O'Toole Murphy

A memorial mass will be held for former Juneau resident Agnes O'Toole Murphy at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Fifth and Gold streets in downtown Juneau. O'Toole Murphy died Oct. 6 in Ketchikan.

Jack Schoenmann

Longtime Juneau resident Jack J. Schoenmann died Oct. 17, 2000, at his home after a long battle with cancer.

Schoenmann founded Jack's Plumbing and Heating in 1957 and Reliable Sheet Metal in 1968. He was active in both businesses until his death.

He was born July 16, 1924, to John and Ruth Schoenmann in Spring Green, Wis. After graduating from Spring Green High School he entered the military in 1943 and served in Europe during World War II, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he returned to Wisconsin and married his childhood sweetheart, Betty, who preceded him in death after more than 50 years of marriage.

In 1945 he became an apprentice plumber and worked in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., until 1954 when the family moved to Juneau. He was a founding member of the Juneau Golf Club and a member of the Elk's Lodge, Juneau Yacht Club, Pioneers of Alaska, Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion.

A man of simple interests, the things he enjoyed most in life were his wife, work and golf.

He is survived by his son John Schoenmann and daughter-in-law Sue Barkey of Juneau, and sisters Polly Ann McGinley, Nancy Schoenmann and Dolly Doyle, all of Wisconsin.

Pallbearers will be Gary Baxter, Wayne Stauffer, Mike Sweeney, Dennis McCluggage, Bob Hoag, Keith Burgess, Bill Schoenmann and Dennis McGinley.

Services will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church at 3 p.m. Saturday. Contributions may be made to Hospice and Homecare of Juneau, 3200 Hospital Dr. Juneau, 99801.



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