Wayne Schauer, age 71, of Arlington, passed away at the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Memorial services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Green Isle at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8.
Military Rites will commence immediately after the services outside the church, followed by a luncheon in the church social hall.
Visitation will be held at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Visitation will continue at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8.
Wayne was born to Fred C. and Hilda (Reinitz) Schauer during a heavy snowstorm at the family farm in Green Isle Township, on Feb. 7, 1947. Wayne was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Green Isle. He attended Zion Lutheran Parochial School in Green sle Township and grew up in the Green Isle area. Wayne graduated from the Arlington-Green Isle High School in 1965. He spent a year working as a carpenter before entering the United States Air Force in May of 1966. He was in Vietnam from November of 1968 and honorably discharged on November of 1969. Wayne later served in the Minnesota National Guard from 1979-1980. Once he returned home, he married Norma Lindemann at Brownton on Sept. 4, 1971. He worked for a while at Glencoe Manufacturing and later with Hutchinson Technologies for 23 years, retiring in 2009. Wayne enjoyed working in his “shop” and making furniture out of wood and his time farming his small farm and acreage. He also enjoyed reading and going out to eat with family and friends.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Norma; children, Harlan (Heidi) Schauer of Tallahassee, Fla., Emily Kuphal (friend Brad Goetsch) of Gaylord, and David Schauer (friend Alissa Fedie) of Arlington; granddaughter, Kaylea Kuphal; and sisters, Adeline Seay of Glencoe, and Linda (Glen) Plieseis of Arlington. He is also survived by in-laws; Marilyn (Clinton) Rettig of Brownton, Joan (Randy) Brockoff of Green Isle, Larry (Edna) Lindemann of Arlington, and Fred Lobitz of Hamburg.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and parents-in-law, Harold and Mildred Lindemann.