nnette H. Schoenberg, 92, of Urbana passed away at 8:10 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020 at home.
Graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
Annette was born in Hamburg, Germany on April 20, 1927 to parents Charles and Annelise (Cohn) Hartig. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Thomas Hartig, and grandson Zachary Schoenberg.
On August 24, 1952 Annette married Melvin Schoenberg in New York, who passed away on June 28, 1984.
Annette is survived by her children: Jannette (Don) Helfrich of Bridgeton, MO; Susan (Alan) Kelly of Nederland, CO; Steve Schoenberg of Sacramento, CA; Ed (Susan) Schoenberg of Roscoe, IL; Jeff (Pris) Schoenberg of Cedar Lake, IN; and Ella (Alex) Herz of Washington D.C. Eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive her.
She lived in Hamburg, Germany; London, England; New York City; Potsdam, NY; Cleveland, OH; Rochester, NY; and South Euclid, OH before settling in Urbana in 1974.
Annette earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Library Science, and a Master of Science in Linguistics, both from the University of Illinois. She worked for the U of I for thirty years before retiring in 2008, the last twenty for the Library in Foreign Book Acquisitions.
She was a member of the CU Herb Society, the Cosmopolitan Club, Krannert Center and the Sinai Temple.
Annette loved horseback riding, reading, riding her bike, and gardening. She enjoyed tennis, classical music and opera, swimming, bubble baths, cooking, and crossword puzzles. She loved all kinds of animals and the many pets throughout her life.
She should be remembered for her kindness, generosity, strength, and devotion to her family.
Annette loved to give to many causes so memorial contributions may be made in Annette's honor to a charity of choice.