Thursday, June 09, 2005

Obituary: Francis "Joe" Schadauer - Class of 1944

MADISON - Francis "Joe" Schadauer died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack on Tuesday, June 7, 2005. He was born on Jan. 4, 1927, in Madison, to Julius and Anna (Haas) Schadauer. He attended grade school at Holy Redeemer School, and graduated with the class of 1944 from Central High School. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Joe graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1950 as an electrical engineer, and especially enjoyed playing in the marching band. He married Louise Cooper on June 20, 1959, and they had one son, Michael. Joe spent most of his working years maintaining electronic equipment for the University of Wisconsin Medical School, retiring in 1993. He was a train buff and enjoyed riding the trains of U.S.A., Canada, Mexico and continental Europe. Joe was still playing softball and had spent Memorial Day weekend playing in the U.S.A. Volleyball Tournament in Denver with the over 75 league. He was an active member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, being an usher and Eucharistic Minister. He is survived by his wife, Louise; his son, Michael (Elise), and two grandsons, Wilson and Jonah, all of Minneapolis. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CHURCH, 405 S. Owen Drive, Madison, on Friday, June 10, 2005, at 11 a.m. Monsignor Ken Fiedler and the Rev. Brian Wilk will officiate, with inurnment in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the church on Thursday and also at the church on Friday after 10 a.m. until the service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Queen of Peace School Endowment, Church Foundation or Catholic Charities. Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 9, 2005

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