Delmar E. Schoneweis, 82, of Beatrice died at his home on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was born July 4, 1936 at Beatrice and attended Fairview Country School. He married Sharon Giesman on August 24, 1957 at Christ Lutheran Church of Pickrell. He owned and operated Schoneweis Drywall for many years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice. He was also a member of Aerie #531 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Blue Valley Tractor Association both of Beatrice. He was a former member of Elks Lodge #619 of Beatrice. He enjoyed driving tractors, his grandchildren and their activities, and the 4th of July. He was a firecracker.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon of Beatrice; two daughters, Sherri (Rod) VanLaningham of Beatrice and Robin (Steve) Sugden of Adams ; one son, David Schoneweis of Tulsa, OK; one son-in-law, Lonny Wendelin of Crete; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Harlan Schoneweis of Beatrice; one sister-in-law, Alice Schoneweis of Adams; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Schoneweis and Ann Ideus Schoneweis Schmidt; his daughter Diane Wendelin, who died March 3, 2019; one brother, Eldean Schoneweis; one sister, Sharon Ann Abitz and husband Roger; one sister-in-law, Mary Schoneweis; parents-in-law, John and Elsie Gebhard Giesman; one brother-in-law, Dennis Giesman.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Ernesto Medina and Pastor Leah Lawson officiating. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. Wednesday in the chapel of the church. A memorial has been established to the Beatrice Humane Society. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 12:00 noon to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday and Monday not at the church on Wednesday. The family will meet and greet friends and relatives from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday and Monday at the funeral home. www.foxfuneralhome.net Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.