Frederick Edward “Fritz” Schanen

photo_schanen_webFrederick Edward “Fritz” Schanen, age 86, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away peacefully Friday, October 14, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Friendship. Father Valentine will officiate.  Interment with military honors will be at the St. Leo Catholic Cemetery in Friendship. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until the time of mass on Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Fritz was born May 6, 1930 in Port Washington, Wisconsin to William and Julia (Link) Schanen.

Fritz attended Port Washington High School. He then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. in July of 1948 and was honorably discharged in July of 1952.

He married Clara M. Schmit on September 28, 1957 in Port Washington.

Fritz was a self-employed master plumber for many years and then later retired from the Wisconsin Rapids School District.

Fritz enjoyed camping, fishing, cutting firewood, and spending time with his family and friends.

He was a member of the Saukville Fire Department and the Saukville American Legion

Fritz was preceded in death by his parents, William & Julia Schanen; brothers, Joseph Schanen; James Schanen and Thomas Schanen.



Wife:  Clara Schanen of Friendship, Wisconsin

Son:  Kurt (Louise) Schanen of Mosinee, Wisconsin

Daughter:  Sue (Gary) Pieper of Adell, Wisconsin

Son:  Gregg (Julie) Schanen of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Son:  Paul (Shannon) Schanen of Adams, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Nick Schanen of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Matt Schanen of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Katie Schanen of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Gary (Valerie) Pieper Jr. of Fredonia, Wisconsin

Grandson:  John Pieper of Random Lake, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Dan Pieper of Adell, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Victoria Pieper of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Amanda (Jason) Reimer of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Lisa (William) Dortch of Campbellsport, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Gregory (Hayley) Schanen of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Austin Martinez of Adams, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Emily Schanen of Adams, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Allison Schanen of Adams, Wisconsin

Great-Granddaughter:  Ellie McMahn of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Great-Grandson:  Nathan Reimer of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Great-Grandson:  Nolan Reimer of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Great-Grandson:  Ian Reimer of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Great-Grandson:  Owen Reimer of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Great-Granddaughter:  Madalyn Dortch of Campbellsport, Wisconsin

Sister:  Ruth Blecha of Port Washington, Wisconsin

Sister-in-law:  Rosie (Tom) Watry of Cecil, Wisconsin

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  1. Rick Falk says:

    My condolences are extended to the Schanen family. Fritz was a good man. He led a full life. May he rest in peace.

  2. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Ray and I are sending our prayers.

  3. Pat, Rick and Josh Raught says:

    Clara and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Fritz passing, he was a great guy! We have a lot of great memories of him from the bar and at your house.
    Our prayers are with you always.

  4. Pavelec family says:

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  5. Reza and Elly Tabrizi says:

    Paul and Family. Very sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Reza, Affy and I ask that you convey our condolences to your Mother and the rest of your family.

  6. Landt-Thiel American Legion Post 470 says:

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences to family and friends. May you all be comforted knowing that God has called our friend and comrade home.

  7. Michelle and Paul Roden says:

    Praying that fond memories and the love of family and friends will bring you peace during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Rose Hayes says:

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you……..

  9. Marilyn Prom says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Clara and your family. So sorry to hear of Fritz’s passing.

  10. Randi Peters says:

    Prayers be with you now and the days ahead. Fritz will be truly missed.

  11. Don & Dorothy Weyker says:

    Dear Clara & Sue, We are so very sorry for your loss.

  12. Jodi Lecy Helgeson says:

    Schanen family – I’m sorry for your loss.

  13. Megan and Eric Thornton says:

    so sorry to hear about your loss. we love you and are here for you all. hugs!

  14. Diane Pfister says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Scott and Jane Sisco says:

    Sorry for your loss, your family will be in our prayers.

  16. Jim and Vicki Depies says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to all.

  17. Theresa David says:

    Very sorry for your loss. His regular attendance at St. Joseph’s will be missed. God bless you during this difficult time.

  18. Don and Roxie Ratz says:

    Sorry for your loss. He will always be remembered with a big smile and words of wisdom.

  19. Kathryn Linden says:

    Clara and family:

    Sorry for your loss, Fritz was a great guy and will be remember by all of the Lindens.

    Take care and God be with you at this difficult time.

  20. Kim Draeger-Cleland says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Dennis Bubla says:

    My sincere condolences to the Schanen Families.

  22. Frau Borski says:

    I am very sorry to learn of the passing of your grandfather (Greg ) and your father-in-law, Julie. You are in my prayers. May you find comfort in the love shared with you at this time and in the memories such as what Greg posted on fb.

  23. Bev Ward says:

    My thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  24. The Maxwell family says:

    So sorry for your loss. May God grant you comfort during this difficult time.

  25. Susan Moran says:

    Clara and family,
    Prayers to you all during this difficult time.

  26. Mary Kay Burmesch says:

    So sorry for your loss. It always put a smile on my face to think of Fritz.

  27. Allen Cardo says:

    Very sorry for your loss.

  28. Valerie Mecklenburg says:

    So sorry for your loss..prayers, hugs.

  29. Judy Alderman says:

    So sorry for your families loss

  30. Peg & Loren Lecy says:

    so sorry on your loss. may God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time