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Thursday January 21st, 2021
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Ethan T. Schoonveld

17 year old, Ethan T. Schoonveld, of DeMotte, passed away January 15, 2021, as the result of an auto accident.

Ethan was born to Dustin Schoonveld and Mandi Tognarelli, on September 12, 2003, in Hobart, Indiana. Ethan was a junior at Kankakee Valley High School, a member of Grace Fellowship Youth Group, K.V.H.S. Band playing his trombone, Trail Blazers 4-H Club, and  Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program as a mentor. He enjoyed restoring old tools and playing video games.

Ethan never met a stranger. He had a way of making others feel comfortable, like they had been friends for years instead of minutes.  He always greeted you with a smile and a handshake or a hug.  The reach of those touched by Ethan spanned beyond our town, our state, even our country.  He was always willing to put aside anything to help someone else. 

In closing, this seems to be the theme the family has had repeated to them by those who knew him.

Ethan is survived by his loving family: mother: Mandi Tognarelli, father: Dustin (Jennifer) Schoonveld, siblings: Andrew Schoonveld, Anabella Schoonveld, Natalie Schoonveld, and Kayla Musch, grandparents: Rob & Kathy Schoonveld, Tom (Kristina) Tognarelli, Jodi (Terry) Cooper, and Susan Stemper.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. on  Thursday, January 21, 2021, at the Boersma Funeral Home, 90 E. Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana. Private graveside services will be held at the Holland Cemetery with Pastor James Stacy officiating.

In lieu of flowere memorials are requested for the Grace Fellowship Youth Group.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions we respectfully ask that you follow all government mandates. Only 50 people will be allowed inside at any one time and must follow rules of social distancing. Please limit visits to 5 minutes or less, unless time permits.

If you have been COVID-19 tested positive or exposed in the last 14 days, please refrain from attending.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing will be required.



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dylan Feb 25 2022 7:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethan Schoonveld

dylan Feb 25 2022 7:08 PM

Rob and Kathy, Dustin and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family in the time of such sorrow.

Mark and Linda Kingma Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethan Schoonveld

Linda and Jerry Williams Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

Ive been really good friends with you since 5th grade and you were just the best friend that I could ever ask for we both played trombone you made me laugh all the time my mom loved you like a second son we played basketball together in Fifth grade u were just the best friend that a man could ask for thank you for being there fir me bro me and my family love and miss you till the end of time I will never forget you I hope God keeps you in his heart and I hope you watch down on us always love you Ethan - Carson Hines

Carson Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

Ethan was a very kind hearted person and always knew what to say when youre down. He helped you get back up on your feet, i have so many fun memories with him and it hurts to know that hes gone, but maybe he is in a better place now.

Hailey Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

Wow.... I cant believe this has happened. Ethan was such a great person and he was always there when you needed someone. There was this time I was walking down the parking lot getting tickets to watch the football game and I saw him walking up to me and my friends and you know how it is when someone says hi to you they give you a hug and say whats up hows it going... well, Ethan here. He was so excited to see his friends all the time like he knew how to shine a room. Especially when someone is in a dark space at the moment and when Ethan is there, theres always a spark that Ethan gives to people that really need it! Ethan was such a good friend of mine. I would 100% considered him as my brother. Prayers to his family and friends

Blake Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM