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Betty Jane Schoenborn


April 15, 2021

Betty Jane Schoenborn

November 2, 1936 - April 12, 2021

Betty J. Schoenborn (Waabishkibinesiik which means White Feather Woman – Eagle Clan), 84, of Red Lake, MN died Monday, April 12, 2021 at Jourdain Perpich Extended Care Facility in Red Lake.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, April 16, 2021 at the new Redby Community Center in Redby, MN. A wake will begin at 1:00 pm, Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the new Redby Community Center and go until the time of service. Interment will be at the Redby Community Cemetery.

Betty was born November 2, 1936 in Ponemah, MN, the daughter of Joseph and Beatrice (Jones) Johnson. Betty married Chris D. Schoenborn April 25, 1957. Chris' pet name for Betty was "Big Woman". Betty was employed with Red Lake Headstart for 47 years, from 1968-2015; she loved children. She helped her husband with fishing. She enjoyed bingo, pull tabs, slots, and family dinners. Betty followed her husband Chris and sons to their pool league games, she was the Warrior's team cheerleader and their #1 fan. She was a fluent ojibwe speaker. She loved watching Lifetime, mystery shows, and Golden Girls and spending time with her grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her children, Jan (Arlen) Roberts, Mike Schoenborn, Chris "Gus" (Tammy) Schoenborn, III, Bryan Schoenborn, Marlys Schoenborn, Billy Jack Schoenborn, Sr., Dawn Schoenborn, Kevin Schoenborn, and Joe (Chelsey) Schoenborn, Sr., numerous grandkids, great grandkids, and great great grandkids.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Chris D. Schoenborn, son, Donald "Buck" Schoenborn, daughter, Rose Marie Schoenborn, grandsons, Kyle J. Schoenborn and Chris Schoenborn IV, and her parents and siblings.

Active pallbearers will be Michael Schoenborn, Jr., Joshua Stately, Wyatt Roberts, Joseph Schoenborn, Sr., Xavier Schoenborn, and Tyrone Schoenborn with alternates, Travis Roberts, LaTrell "Bear" Roberts, Stephan Strong, Dan, Avery, Brent, Trevor, Christopher, Marvin, and Billy Jack, Jr. Schoenborn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dawn Schoenborn, Kristina Schoenborn, Kristin Roberts, Raven Roberts, Judy Faymoville, Maurice "Jocko" Thunder, Beverly Schoenborn, Angela Charnoski, Wendy Johnson, Tammy Cobenais, Donna Whitefeather, Arlen Roberts, Elsie Strong, Millie Johnson, Joyce Batdorf, Dorla Chaboyea, Debbie Kingbird, Richard Johnson, Susan Johnson, Darlene Johnson, Patty Kingbird, Barb Cloud, Julius "Toady" Thunder, JPECC Staff, and Red Lake Headstart Staff.



Thursday, April 15, 2021

1:00 PM-10:00 PM

Redby Community Center

19050 MN-1

Redby, MN 56670


Friday, April 16, 2021

1:00 PM

Redby Community Center

19050 MN-1

Redby, MN 56670


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