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LeRoy Arthur (Pete) Schoot


January 8, 2020

LeRoy Arthur (Pete) Schoot was born March 9, 1939, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to

Arthur Schoot and Edna Borseth. He passed peacefully from a sudden illness on Dec. 27, 2019 in Seattle at the age of 80. He and his wife Carol Roney were married 59 years ago in Westfield, Wisconsin. Their life was spent in WIsconsin, Minnesota, and Portland before retiring to Goldendale.

After graduating from Tony High School in northern Wisconsin, he attended University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His major employment was in Process Controls Sales, Honeywell Inc. and other companies in Minnesota. He was CEO of his own corporation, Lascom Inc. In retirement he worked part time in the northwest wine industry. His latest part-time work was as a Certified Lay Minister for the Goldendale United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Church and community ministries brought him great joy. For 70 years he was a member of Lutheran churches, including Christ the King Lutheran Church.

Hobbies have included rose and general gardening, John Deere tractor and Volvo restoration, original poetry writing, and sermons and church columns.

In Minnesota with his young family, 4-H rabbitry was a fun activity. All of his life, he has been a musician and enjoyed classical music. Latest was as a member of the United Methodist Church choir. Earlier years he sang with the University of Portland Choral Union.

He is survived by wife Carol; son Peter (Suzanne) Renton, Washington; son David (Stacy) Woodbury, Minnesota; son Steven (Susan) Zimmerman, Minnesota; daughter Lori in Lynnwood, Washington; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister Ruth in Fort Collins, Colorado; brother Jim (Linda) Tomah, Wisconsin; and many dear cousins and nieces and nephews. He loved his family and many friends.

A memorial service will be at the United Methodist Church in Goldendale on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m., with lunch following. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be the donor's choice.


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