John M. Schauwecker

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John M. Schauwecker, age 90 of Pocahontas, IL, died Thursday, December 03, 2020, at his home, Pocahontas, IL.

He was born on Sunday, August 03, 1930, in Grandfield, OK, the son of Michael and Eva (nee Schauwecker) Schauwecker.

On Saturday, June 08, 1968, he married Karen S. Schauwecker nee Klaus at Hope Lutheran Church-Highland, IL, who survives.

He was a member of VFW Post 5694-Highland (Past Commander, Life Member, Adjutant 12 District and All State Post Commander); Paperworkers Local 1515.

John was born in Grandfield, Oklahoma and moved to Highland (north of Pierron) at the age of seven. In 1946, his family moved south of Highland to the Sebastopol area. After his graduation in 1948 from Pocahontas, he worked for the Highland Box Company. He joined the Army in 1951, serving his basic training in Hawaii with duty in Korea. After his military service, he went back to work for the Highland Box Company, where he was a dye maker for 46 years; retiring from the new owner, Smurfit Stone in October of 1994. After retirement he was a courier for First Mid Bank, Pocahontas and Highland; worked at Rural King for five years and Highland Home for five years. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, bowling with the Journal Printing team, listening to country music, watching baseball and football with his family and his greatest pride and love was his two sons Kurt and Mark and six grandchildren. He was looking forward of becoming a great grandfather and he and Karen were married 52 years.

Survivors include:
Wife – Karen Sue Schauwecker, Pocahontas, IL
Son – Kurt D. Schauwecker, Highland, IL
Son – Mark P. (Amber) Schauwecker, Greenville, IL
Grandchild – Wade M. (Chelsea) Schauwecker, Moscow Mills, MO
Grandchild – Tegan P. Schauwecker, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Brendan S. (Nichole) Schauwecker, Greenville, IL
Grandchild – Jordan C. (Jayde) Schauwecker, Effingham, IL
Grandchild – Brett P. Schauwecker, Greenville, IL
Grandchild – Ashley M. Schauwecker, Greenville, IL
Nieces and Nephews – Several
Great Nieces & Nephews – Several
Sister In-Law – Trina Hurter, Saint Peters, MO.

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Michael — Schauwecker
Mother – Eva — Schauwecker
Brother – Michael Schauwecker (Died 4/1/1901-Stillborn)
Brother – Michael H. Schauwecker (Died 4/2/1991)
Brother – Anton Schauwecker
Brother – Jacob E. Schauwecker (Died 7/31/2000)
Brother – Adam F. Schauwecker (Died 1/10/1997)
Sister – Eva McCasland (Died 2/1/1994)
Brother – Henry Schauwecker (Died 5/31/1973)
Sister – Katherine Schauwecker (Died 3/12/1918 at age 6)
Sister In-Law – Debbie Range.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Private Graveside Service will be on Tuesday, December 08, 2020, at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL, with Rev. Scott Busacker, Pastor, Hope Lutheran Church, Highland, IL, officiating.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bond County Hospice.

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