On December 8, 2020, James (Jim) Schauer, 89, passed away peacefully at Allouez Parkside Village in Green Bay, WI. Jim was born on May 15, 1931 in Green Bay, WI., son of the late Anna and Elmer Schauer. He graduated from East High School in 1949. On June 19, 1954 he married Arlene Juranitch, they celebrated 61 years of marriage until her passing on May 6, 2015. James proudly served 29 years in the WI Army National Guard 2/127 32nd Infantry Battalion, Mechanized Brigade," Red Arrow,", retiring from active duty in 1991 as a Sergeant First Class. In 1961, his WI Army National Guard Unit was activated to Ft. Lewis, WA, where he served during the Berlin crisis.
Jim & Arlene resided in Green Bay & Ashwaubenon where he helped startup the Green Bay Daily News, worked for the Green Bay Press Gazette and spent 21 years selling advertising for the Green Bay News Chronicle. Later, he became a full-time recruiter with the WI Army National Guard and received several awards for his performance. Jim was a member of the American Legion Sullivan-Wallen Post 11 and the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Marquette Assembly #1197 as well as the Vincent Lombardi Council #11834. He loved to spend time at the family cabin in Silver Cliff where he would hunt & fish. Jim also enjoyed traveling with Arlene to Florida, Hawaii and Jamaica and playing cards with friends.
Jim is survived by four children, Debra (Mark) Henn; Stephen (Carol) Schauer; David (Jenifer) Schauer; and Thomas (Cindy) Schauer, nine grandchildren, Danielle (Zach) Gooch, Alicia Schauer, Kelly (Bill) Wildenberg, Brett (Chelsey) Schauer, Benjamin Schauer, Emilie (Mitchell) Melendy, Kaitlyn Schauer-Endries, Courtney Schauer, and Spencer Schauer, and eight great grandchildren. He is survived by one sister, Rita, (Bill) Muldoon, Green Bay, along with many nieces and nephews. Jim was greeted in Heaven by his wife Arlene, grandson Ryan Kamholtz, his parents Anna & Elmer, and three sisters, Dorothy Brahan, Lois Meert, and infant Mary Ann.
Private graveside services are being held at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Military Honors will follow the committal prayers. A livestream of the services will be available at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 18, 2020 on James’ tribute page at www.lyndahl.com.
The Schauer family would like to thank the staff at Allouez Parkside Village 2, and the staff at Heartland Hospice, De Pere for their care, kindness, and support.
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