In memory of

Kenlee Schomaker

July 26, 1953 - April 30, 2018
From: Early, IA
Kenlee Schomaker

Kenlee Schomaker

Born: July 26, 1953
Died: April 30, 2018
Age: 64
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   Kenlee Schomaker, age 64 of Early, IA, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018, at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, IA, after a courageously fought battle with cancer.

   Kenlee Jay Schomaker was born on July 26, 1953, to parents Clair and Maxine (Turnquist) Schomaker in Storm Lake, IA. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove.  Kenlee grew up with his parents in the Linn Grove area and attended school in the Sioux Valley school system. He graduated with the class of 1972 from Sioux Valley High. After graduation, he attended college at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, graduating with his Associates Degree in Feed and Fertilizer.

   On October 13, 1979, Kenlee was united in marriage to the love of his life, Jane Feilmeier, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early.  This union was blessed with two daughters, Nicole and Kelsey.

   Kenlee was a tank wagon truck driver for Larson Oil for many years. He would go on to drive a semi-truck and finish his career by hauling products for Koster Grain.  He loved tinkering in his garage, although when asked by his family what he accomplished, he could never really say. He was a man full of love and one who was loved deeply by his family and friends. Everything he did, he did for “his girls.” Kenlee loved golfing and enjoyed playing cards in his free time. Kenlee and Jane, along with their daughters, also ran a catering business on the side for over two decades. Kenlee was a volunteer firefighter and EMT for the Early Fire Department for over twenty years. Kenlee will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

   Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jane; daughters Nicole Schomaker of Le Mars, IA, and Kelsey Schomaker of Sioux City, IA; mother-in-law Wilma Feilmeier of Early, IA; brothers-in-law Lynn Feilmeier of Early, IA, Don (Mickey) Feilmeier of Harcourt, IA, Dale (Mary) Feilmeier of Early, IA; sister-in-law Bonnie (Kevin) Ehlers of Sioux Rapids, IA; brother Steven (Bev) Schomaker of Cedar Falls, IA; many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

   Kenlee is preceded in death by his parents Clair and Maxine Schomaker;   father-in-law Art Feilmeier; sister-in-law Irene Feilmeier.


10:30 a.m., Thursday
May 3, 2018
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Early, Iowa
Deacon Butch Stone
4:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday
May 2, 2018
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Early, Iowa
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Early, Iowa


Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:48 PM
“So Sorry to hear of Ken's Passing... My Husband Don rode to The June Nylon Center with him for Treatments ..Our thoughts & Prayers to The Family.....Don & Marcia Florke.....Cherokee, Iowa...”
- Don Florke
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:37 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. I have so many funny memories of Kenlee from those few times I helped you cater, and babysitting the girls! He always made me laugh! He will be truly missed. Hugs to all of you - you're in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Lynn (Drey) Christensen
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:37 AM
“Kelsey and family,
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.”
- Sharon & Connie Miller
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:37 AM
“So sorry to hear about Kenlee. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find peace and comfort with your memories as you hold them close in your heart. ”
- Shelly Jensen
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:37 AM
“Our heartfelt sincere sympathy to you Jane and also to your daughters. What a super guy he really was! I am so glad I stopped to see him when I did. ”
- Paul and Ina Rae Shannon
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:37 AM
“May God comfort you all during this difficult time!! Our deepest condolences!!”
- Mike & LuAnn Norris
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:17 AM
“My heartfelt sympathies to you all. May God wrap His comforting arms around you and give you peace with many warm memories.”
- Theresa (Struchen) Melohn
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:22 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. May Kenlee’s peace be comforting to you. We will miss him in the neighborhood. ”
- Mark & Tami
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