Earnest “Ernie” M. Schoenberger Jr.

March 26, 1968 ‒ December 23, 2016

Fulton, Ohio

Earnest “Ernie” M. Schoenberger Jr., age 48 of Fulton, passed away Friday morning December 23, 2016.

He was born on March 26, 1968 in Delaware to the late Earnest M. Sr. and Pauline “Polly” (Smith) Schoenberger. He was a 1987 graduate of Big Walnut High School and a work planner for Asplundh Tree Company.

Ernie was proud of his family and loved his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting  deer, rabbit squirrel, turkey, fishing on Lake Erie, and morel mushroom hunting.

He is survived by his wife: Suella (Pettry) Schoenberger and they were married June 26, 1999 in Delaware; daughters: Chasity Schoenberger of Fulton, Becky Schoenberger of Westerville, Katie Schoenberger of KY; step-daughters: Brittany Yant of FL, Jerra Hess of Delaware; step-son: Brennen Yant of Galion; grandchildren: Ryan Schoenberger, Rylie Coburn, Justin Eastep, Zoey Maynard; step grandchildren: Hunter Tittle, Valynn Yant; brother: Joseph (Laureen) Schoenberger of Centerburg; sister: Cheryl Hubbard of Westerville.

Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held Thursday 11 a.m. with Frank Kirk officiating. Interment will follow in the Berkshire Cemetery.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Schoenberger family and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • So much tragedy this week. Suella, our hearts, prayers, and thoughts have you and your family in them. Do not hesitate to ask if you need something.

  • Chas, Becky and Katie….I am deeply saddened by your loss. Prayers to your family for strength and comfort. Your daddy was a wonderful man! ❤

  • Ernie was a brother to many of us and he will be truly missed . my thoughts and prayers are with his entire family . if there is anything I can do please let me know . my heart truly hurts for all

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I knew Ernie a long time and he was a good man. Will be missed.

  • Buddy, we are going to miss you, so many memories. I can remember when you were born and now you are gone, way too soon. We love you and will always miss you. Your last words for me, when I saw you only a few short weeks ago, was that you loved me. Thanks for that love, your easy smile, and for being you. God bless and welcome you into his home, we shall see you one day soon.

  • Ernie was a sweetheart. Such a wonderful father and friend. We knew him way back when he lived in Kilbourne. The girls were so little then, but so beautiful and man were they daddy’s girls! I just can’t believe he’s gone! He was just so lonely I guess it was too much for him to bear. Go rest high on that mountain Ernie. You have earned your heavenly reward. For the girls, your daddy loved you more than you will ever know. All he wanted was to be able to go back to work and take care of himself and you all. My prayers are with you.

  • How my heart is broken . The world lost a wonderful man . I know i dont have to tell you girls but your daddy was a great man he worked his hands raw to take care of you girls and his family . You all were his pride and joy and then the grandkids just set him over the moon . I wish there were more men out there like your daddy. I am proud to say that I knew him and am honored to call him my friend .I will miss him so very much and his out of the blue phone calls and his laugh what a wonderful laugh .My thoughts and prayers are with you girls and the whole family . I pray for peace comfort and most of all understanding. . Love to all. Im so very sorry.. Ernie my friend you are gonna be missed so very much…
    Robin Meade Cumberledge

  • I am just in disbelief. Ernie was such a sweet man. The world has lost a wonderful person. Rest In Peace cousin.

  • Still in disbelief.. so sorry for your loss Sissy and family our thought are with you always.❤️❤️❤️

  • So sorry for your loss Suella! Love you so much and here for whatever you need!! You are stonger than you think and will get through this!

  • My deepest condolences to Suella ..
    Family & friends ..
    Such a tragedy 🙁
    Much love to you all during this time ..

  • I am so sorry to hear about this and wish I’d have known sooner, as I would have came to pay my respects. Ernie was a good friend and though we grew apart as years went by, it was always great to see him as our paths crossed. He was a good person and a kind soul. You will be missed buddy!