Linus Schons

Linus Schons

Mass of Christian Burial for Linus Schons, 84, was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Clements. 

 Mr. Schons died Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Gil-Mor Manor in Morgan. 

Linus Herbert Schons, the son of Harry and Theresa (Steffl) Schons, was born March 23, 1930, in New Ulm. He grew up on the family farm near Clements and received his elementary education at a country school near Clements. Linus graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Sleepy Eye on June 1, 1947.

On June 12, 1951, Linus married Inez Zamzow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clements and the couple made their home on a farm near Clements. Following their retirement they moved to Springfield. Linus became a resident of St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield before he and Inez entered Gil-Mor Manor in Morgan in January 2012.  Linus was a farmer and a truck driver. He worked for Clements Grain and Feed and Sanborn Farm Chemical, driving truck for many firms, most recently Brown Transfer. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clements where he was involved in various church activities including church dinners and festivals; he also was a member of Catholic Aid. After he and Inez moved to Springfield, they were members of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church.

Linus and Inez enjoyed going out to eat and dancing – they went dancing almost every weekend. Each year, they traveled for six consecutive weeks. Linus also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and drinking coffee and playing cards with “the boys” at the Mark Twain Café.

He is survived by his daughters, Lynn (Steve) Dolan of Wittmann, Arizona, and Lori (Eugene) Zempel of Morgan; and grandchildren, Jennifer Schmidt of Morgan, Jason (Carrie) LeGare and their children Gabby, Ethan, Owen and Olivia of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Jeremy (Heather) LeGare and daughter Elise of Louisville, Kentucky. Also surviving are his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Joyce Zamzow of Sleepy Eye; and sisters-in-law, Lil Zamzow of Sacramento, California, Fern Kitzman of Edmond, Oklahoma, Shirley Smetak of Redwood Falls, Dorothy Zamzow of Morgan, and Mary Ann Zamzow of Morgan. Linus was preceded in death by his wife, Inez, in 2012.

 The Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Morgan was entrusted with funeral arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent via

Blessed be his memory.

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