Stella M. Schauer, age 81, of Abbotsford, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 at The Waterford in Colby.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. The Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church.
Stella was born on July 15, 1936, the daughter of Emil and Lydia (Jurgemeyer) Venzke in the Town of Johnson. She graduated from Abbotsford High School. Stella was united in marriage to Donald Schauer on October 23, 1954 in Milan. He preceded her in death on February 18, 2017. She worked at Hawkeye Dairy for several years.
Stella was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. She loved fishing, bird watching, needle point, camping, going to the casino, picking berries and making jam. Stella also taught her children how to squirrel hunt. Most importantly, she cherished her family and never missed any of her grandchildren's sporting events.
Stella is survived by four children: Burt (Theresa) Schauer of Spencer, Gary (Patty) Schauer of Holcombe, Nancy Schauer of Tomahawk and Todd (Peggy) Schauer of Tomahawk; nine grandchildren: Stephanie Schauer, Joshua Schauer, Travis (Trisha) Schauer, Kelly (Corey) Demulling, Dustin (Ashley) Schauer, Jacob (Katie) Luther, Isaac Luther, Tiffany Schauer and Mitchell Schauer; nine great-grandchildren: Cal, Max, Dane, Reed, Samantha, Brooklynn, Aiden, Gavin and Teigen. She is further survived by her brother Ed (Evelyn) Venzke of Hubertus; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and eight brothers and sisters.
The family requests Memorials to Zion Lutheran Church.