LOCATION OF THE SERVICE HAS CHANGED. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT ST. MARGARET CATHOLIC CHURCH, 766 S. FARMER ST., OTSEGO, MI AT 11:00 AM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7TH, 2013
SSG Mark H. Schoonhoven of Fort Carson, Colorado (formerly of Plainwell, Michigan) passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as the result of injuries suffered December 15, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan, after recently beginning his fifth tour of duty. He served for almost 7 years, joining the Army in 2006. He graduated from basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and served as a motor transport operator for the 32nd Transportation Company, 4th Infantry Division. He had also served in the 82nd Airborne Division.
SSG Schoonhoven was born June 13, 1974 in Plainwell to Harry and Deb (Markle) Schoonhoven. He attended Plainwell High School and enjoyed fishing and playing video games.
Surviving are his wife, Tammie (Loffer); six children, Nickolus Ramsey Schoonhoven of Otsego, Anjelika Schoonhoven and Ava Schoonhoven, both of Colorado, Sylvia Loffer and Forrest Loffer, both of Colorado and Sheeshta Perry of Crossville, TN; his parents; a brother, Christopher (Daniela) Schoonhoven of Plainwell; his grandmother, Jacobas Schoonhoven of Alabama; two nephews and one niece, Brandin, Gabriel and Elizabeth Schoonhoven; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may visit with Mark’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Funeral Services will be held at St. Margaret Catholic Church, 766 S. Farmer St., Otsego, at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 7, 2013, Mr. Don Verkow and Pastor Louis Arnett officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.
Contributions in memory of SSG Schoonhoven may be made to the Warrior and Family Support Center, 3138 Rawley Chambers, San Antonio, TX 78219 or the Semper Fi/Army Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com
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