Harvey Schoen, 82, lost his battle to Alzheimer’s on April 6, 2022. He was born on January 18, 1940, to Harvey and Ione Schoen. His business, ACME Frame & Axle Service, was his life. He started working there in high school and worked his way to becoming the owner. His work at “the shop” was well known. He was a generous man when it came to his customers and always kept his prices reasonable. Taking goods for payment, such as crates of fruits, vegetables or other items, wasn’t unusual. On one memorable occasion, he took a lobster as payment because he knew the customer couldn’t afford to pay the price, but needed their vehicle worked on. He especially showed his skill when repairing Semitruck frames. His sons also joined him in working there. He loved his wife of 55 years, Carol, who kept him in line.
His passion was his work and that came across in his hobbies. He enjoyed fixing cars, and when he could, would sneak off to go fishing. Through his business he had the opportunity to meet many people and forge several special friendships that lasted until the end.
Harvey was proceeded in death by his wife, Carol Schoen, parents Harvey and Ione Schoen, and son Harvey “Tiger” Schoen.
He is survived by his children, Kathy (Dan) Paulik, and Jesse (Esther) Schoen; grandchildren, Matt, Katie, Tony, Abbey, Heather, Samantha, and Bradley; 7 great-grandchildren, siblings Barb (Roger) Retzloff, Wayne (Lucy) Schoen, and Dennis (Evelyn) Schoen. As well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be a service held for Harvey on Friday, April 22, at 5 PM, at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St, Appleton. There will be a visitation prior to the service from 3 PM to 5 PM.
Family would like to thank Compassus Hospice, especially Michelle, for the care provided to Harvey.