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Gary F. Schoonmaker, age 75, died at home on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Sun Prairie. He was born in Olean, NY on November 8, 1942 to Francis W. and Anne (Derival) Schoonmaker. He married Kay Donaldson February 15, 1969 in West Covina, CA.
Gary graduated from Alfred State in Alfred, NY in 1962, and later received his BS in Animal Science at Cal Poly University in Pomona, CA in 1968. He worked at Oscar Mayer for 32 years in quality assurance in Los Angeles, CA and in Madison since 1973. After retirement in 1996 he started his own trucking business hauling bulls for genetic companies, then transitioned into hauling refrigerated goods in 2016. Schoonmaker Cattle Services, LLC remains family run.
Gary is survived by his wife Kay of 49 years; 3 children, son Jon (Kim Bungert) of West Lafayette, IN, daughters Erin of Sun Prairie, and Erica of Madison; 3 grandchildren, Jenna, Amanda and Lauren Schoonmaker; brother Jon (Jackie Thies) of Salamanca, NY; niece Heather Schoonmaker; nephew Jason (Brianne) Schoonmaker and their 3 daughters; he is also survived by extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by infant son Christopher; his parents; and sister-in-law Linda Schoonmaker.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie, Father Grant Thies will preside. A visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of Service at the Funeral Home on Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Carbone Cancer Center or Agrace HospiceCare.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation
Sun Prairie 608-837-5400
www.newcomerfh.com