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Philip William Schorn

December 11, 1939 — July 6, 2017

PHILIP W. SCHORN December 11, 1939 – July 6, 2017                   Philip W. “Phil” Schorn, age 77 of Park Rapids, MN, peacefully passed into eternity on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga, MN.                 Phil was born on December 11, 1939 to Jake and Kathryn (Thissen) Schorn on his parent’s farm near Raymond, MN.  As a boy he attended the District #85 Country School near his home and then attended grades 6th - 8th at the St. Clara Parochial School before going on to the Raymond Public High School from where he graduated with the Class of 1957.  He then attended St. Cloud State College from 1957 to 1961.  In 1962, he purchased the Valley Nursery in Montevideo, MN which he operated until selling it in July of 1978.  He then returned to Raymond where he cared for his ailing mother.  In August of 1985, he began working for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raymond in a variety of responsibilities.  In October of 1990, he ventured to Park Rapids, MN where he accepted the position of the Park Ranger of Camp Wilderness Boy Scout Camp.  He enjoyed this work until his retirement in 2000.  Following his retirement, Phil continued to devote his time and talents to the camp on a volunteer basis.  In addition to all of his other responsibilities, Phil also served for 21 years in the Minnesota National Guard, where he received the National Guard Forces Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the MN National Guard Ski Instructors badge, and also received the Army Accomodation medal. Over his National Guard career, Phil earned the rank of Master Sargeant.  Throughout his entire life, Phil was a dedicated Catholic.  He enjoyed his years of serving and worshipping at St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Church. He was a member of the Youth Council, and served as a Youth Director and Youth Advisor. He was an Inner Guard Advocate and taught CCD classes for 30 years.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he held the title of Grand Knight.  For over 58 years, Phil was involved in the mission of the Northern Lights Council of the Boy Scouts.  He was a former troop leader in St. Cloud, Montevideo and Raymond.  He was an Order of the Arrow Advisor and loved all facets of the Scouting Program.  In his spare time, Phil enjoyed beekeeping and made his own honey and beeswax candles.  For a number of years he enjoyed spending his winters in Florida with his sister, Regina and her husband, Bob.                 Phil will be lovingly remembered by his brother, Robert (Gladys) Schorn of Willmar, MN and his sister, Regina (Bob) Shaffer of Glenwood, MN and DeBarry, FL as well as many nieces and nephews.                 He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: Anthony, Jake Jr., Vincent, Eugene and Stanley; two sisters: Mary and Susan and a number of nieces and nephews.                 Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, July 13, 2017 at St Peter The Apostle Catholic Church with Father Thomas Friedl officiating.  The music will be led by Annette Haas and Trevor Pikula.  Casket bearers will be:  Andy Kietzman, Jeff Brown, Myron Barnes, Brad Olson, August Faber and Mike Melby.  Military honors will be provided by the Star Of The North Marine Corps League. The church will host a luncheon for all following the funeral service. Interment will be made in the Schorn family plot at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Raymond.  There will be visitation from 5 to 7 PM on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and will continue on Thursday beginning one hour prior to the funeral at the church.  To leave on line condolences please visit www.jonespearson.com
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