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Joseph Francis Schauer

February 15, 1934 April 23, 2019
Joseph Francis Schauer
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Joseph “Joe” Francis Schauer, 85, of Rockton, IL died at 6:20 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Highview in the Woodlands after a brief illness.

Born on February 15, 1934 in Chicago, IL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Catherine (Vanco) Schauer, graduated from Morton High School and Morton Jr. College before attending the University of Illinois. He married the former Geraldine M. McDonald in Chicago, IL on February 20, 1960. Joseph was employed as a crew scheduler by United Airlines for many years, beginning in 1959 and retiring in 1991. He was a veteran of peace time serving in the United States Army and was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church where he was a former member of the choir and served as Eucharist Minster of Highview in the Woodlands. Joe was also a member of the Cursillo Movement in the Catholic Church.
Joe enjoyed nature, history and had a love for people. He was a man who had a passion for music and life. His family was very important to him and he loved to reminisce about family history. He lit up a room with his smile whenever he walked in. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by wife Gerry; daughter Kathy (Jay) Pinney; son David J. (Darlene) Schauer; son Tom (Tashia) Schauer; son Joe Schauer; Twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister Geraldine (Jim) Fronek and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.

A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 620 Blackhawk Blvd, South Beloit, IL with Fr. Steven M. Sabo and Fr. Randy Fronek co-officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Durand, IL. A visitation will be held at McCorkle Funeral Home- Rockton Chapel, 767 N. Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, IL from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 West State St. Rockford, IL 61102 and St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center, C/O St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center -Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockford, P. O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125

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4:00 PM 5/2/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
McCorkle Funeral Home - Rockton Chapel

767 N. Blackhawk Blvd.
Rockton, IL 61072

McCorkle Funeral Home - Rockton Chapel
767 N. Blackhawk Blvd. Rockton 61072 IL
United States

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1:00 PM 5/3/2019 1:00:00 PM
St. Peter Catholic Church

620 Blackhawk Blvd
South Beloit, IL 61080

St. Peter Catholic Church
620 Blackhawk Blvd South Beloit 61080 IL
United States

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