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1950 John 2023

John L. Schancer

August 18, 1950 — June 21, 2023

Kennan

 

John L. Schancer, 72, of Kennan, WI, passed away on June 21, 2023, at Tomahawk Health Services after a long battle with Lyme Disease, Parkinson Disease, and Lewy Body Dementia. John was born to Clement Russell and Anna Maria (Erdman) Schancer, on August 18, 1950, in Phillips, WI. 

He graduated from Phillips High School in 1968 and worked on the family farm. John and Sue were married on May 3, 1975. They purchased the farm from his parents where they continued dairy farming until 2001. John enjoyed woodworking, sawing lumber on his sawmill, and making many pieces of furniture for Sue and other family members. John designed a hunting cabin inside and out. He built 3 twin and 1 queen post and beam beds, all of the cabinets inside, and sawed all the wood paneling inside of that cabin himself. Another passion of John's was cutting firewood to heat the 3rd generation farmhouse his grandfather built. While farming and after retiring, he loved taking vacations to national parks and staying in historical lodges. He was so proud of his daughter's accomplishments, enjoyed taking his grandson, Andrew, on vacations, and just hanging out on his homestead. His granddaughter, Addison, was the light of his eyes. John loved watching her dance recitals and just being around her. He didn't hand out compliments very often but would share with his wife how proud he was of all of them.

John is survived by his wife, Susan of 48 years; daughter, Laurie (Darren) Hanson of Iron River, WI; two grandchildren, Andrew and Addison; four siblings, Lois (Bob) Vojtech of Blaine, MN, Lyndon Schancer of Hawkins, WI, Alan (Teresa) Schancer of Hayward, WI, and Alice Balsis of Post Falls, ID; brother-in-law, Russ Whittenberger of Holcombe, WI; many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Tom Balsis; and two sisters-in-law, Agnes Shancer and Judy Whittenberger.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at the Heindl-Nimsgern Funeral Home, 284 Chestnut Street, Phillips, WI, 54555, with Pastor Hailey Halmstad officiating. A visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be held in Kennan Cemetery. Heindl-Nimsgern Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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Saturday, July 15, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services - Phillips

284 Chestnut St, Phillips, WI 54555

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Memorial Service

Saturday, July 15, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services - Phillips

284 Chestnut St, Phillips, WI 54555

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