Gordon F. Schauer, age 83, of Sheboygan, Wis., passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 21.
Funeral service will be held at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 South 12th Street, Sheboygan, at noon Friday, Nov. 29. Pastor Brett Matz from St. Mark Lutheran Church will officiate.
A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 29.
Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with military honors being accorded by VFW Post #9156.
Gordon was born to the late Alfred and Helen Schauer in Gaylord on April 15, 1936. He lived in Arlington until he graduated from high school in June of 1954. In 1955 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served three years of active duty and five years in the inactive reserves, receiving his honorable discharge in 1962. On July 15, 1960, Gordon was united in marriage to Marian Morgan in Lordsburg, New Mexico. She preceded him in death on May 15, 2007. Gordon worked as a salesman for John Morrell and Company in the meat and mink food division for 19 years. He then worked as a salesman and plant manager for United Foods, XK Mink Food Inc., in Plymouth retiring in 2004. Following retirement, he became a consultant. Gordon was a member of the Kettle-Moraine Mink Breeders Association and a longtime member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. He spent many years hunting and fishing, especially on Lake Michigan. He was also a member of the Jaycees and the Whitetail Bow Club.
He is survived by his children, Lorraine (Mike) Holzem of Cleveland, Cindy Freitag of Two Rivers, Ed (Deb) Cline of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Tina (John) Pearson of Eldon, Iowa; grandchildren, Gary (Andrea) Kaat, Jason Kaat, Ryan (Anne) Holzem, Kyle Holzem, DJ (Jacinda) Freitag, Melinda Denniston, Chad (Wendy) Cline, Brad Cline, Joe Pearson, and Amanda Pearson; 16 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marian; brothers and sisters and a grandson, Jacob.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.