William C. Schauer

William C. Schauer
June 10, 1926 – February 13, 2017
William (Bill) Charles Schauer, age 90, was born on June 10, 1926 in Chicago, IL to Herman and Georgia (Weidenmiller) Schauer. He passed away Monday, February 13, 2017. Bill was married to his Walther League sweetheart, Marilyn Schauer (Freese) for 64 years.
Bill grew up in Chicago and started his family there. He then lived in Glenview, IL for 33 years and moved to Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake, IL after he retired. He served in the Navy during World War II in the pacific theater aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Franklin. Bill worked as an electrician for over 40 years, member of IBEW 134. He was a committed Christian and volunteered for several church organizations over the years, ushering and serving on building & finance committees. He was active in the American Legion Post 166, Glenview, IL. In recent years he enjoyed sharing his NASCAR passion with his children and loved to follow the activities of his grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his wife Marilyn, two daughters, Wendy (Martin) Landwehr, Sally (Jeff) Owen, his son, Michael (Vicki) Schauer, his grandchildren, Lauren (Rob) Dion, Kelsey Schauer, Matthew Seidl and his son-in-law Brian Seidl. He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Kimberly Seidl.
Visitation and Celebration of Life Service will be at St Matthew Lutheran Church, 24500 Old McHenry Rd, Hawthorn Woods, IL on Saturday February 18, 2016, visitation 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 AM. Inurnment will be private at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St Matthew Lutheran church.

5 thoughts on “William C. Schauer

  1. I loved this man always enjoyed talking with Bill. I was so touch as he explained what the men on the USS Franklin went threw trying to save all the injured as their ship was sinking. Bills an example the the world war 11 hero’s
    I’ll will miss you dear friend
    Al Schneider

  2. Dear Marilyn, I am so sorry at, yet, another loss. I am praying for you and asking for God’s comforting arms to be wrapped around you. Bill was a great guy. I will miss him, even though I would only get to see you guys once a year if lucky. Take care, Marilyn and peace be with you.
    Cousin Dorothy

  3. Marilyn, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Bill was a wonderful man and an honor to know him. Rest In Peace Bill !
    Sincerely Judy & Bruce Gallo

  4. Dear Marilyn,
    We were so saddened to hear of Bill’s death. Another loss for your family and so soon after Kim. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
    Know that you all will remain in our thoughts. We are praying for comfort and peace for you all.
    Love,
    Kathi & Chris Faust

  5. To Sally:
    So very sorry to hear about your dad. He was always so kind to me. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family…
    Kelly Monroe (Klohn)

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