Michael Dale Schoning, age 60, was born on September 18, 1961 in Clay Center, Kansas to Delbert and Joneen (McDonald) Schoning. He grew up in Grundy Center and spent his time at the Schoning Feed & Supply store with his dad and grandfather. He graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1981. He was the best driver anyone knew, sports car, motorcycle, or big rig, he gave many friends, nephews, and his kids their first driving lessons. He spent the last 18 years with his best friend Denise Smith, they were married on April 16, 2010.
Mike loved spending time with his family and especially his grandkids, he was such a proud Papa. He had a great love of music and rock bands and he shared that with us all. He was the coolest Papa around with an amazing moustache and ponytail that always seemed to gather attention. He loved watching old tv shows we all thought were awful and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a loving and supportive husband, father, son, brother, and grandfather that will be deeply missed.
He is survived and missed by his loving wife, Denise; mother, Joneen Schoning; children: Lauren (Joe) Clark of Madrid, Iowa, Sara (Travis) Ugland of Sioux Falls, SD, Brittany Schoning, Overland Park, Ks, Rikki Yeager of Carthage, NY and Brianna (Rusty) Rader of Kansas City, Ks. He will be greatly missed by his 9 grandchildren: Madison, Timmy, Jaiden, Henry, Makaio, Grace, Wyatt, Winnie, and June. He is also survived by his two sisters Michelle (Rick) Johnson of Ames, Ia and Melissa (Jon) Tozier of Conifer, Co and a host of nephews and cousins.
Michael is preceded in death by his father Delbert Schoning, his grandparents Walter and Pauline Schoning and Johnny and Evelyn McDonald.
A memorial was held September 16, 2022 at Highland Park Funeral Home in Kansas City. A graveside service in Clay Center, Ks will occur at a later date.