David R. ‘Dave’ Schauwitzer

April 10, 1950 - Dec. 25, 2008

David R. "Dave" Schauwitzer went to heaven Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, at age 58 after a short, courageous battle with brain cancer.

He was the loving husband of 32 years to Peggy (nee Ruediger); devoted dad of Doug (Cassy), Dan and Patty; brother of Barb (John) Watson, Steve (Lynn), Ken (Charlene) and Bill (Mary); son-in-law of Don and Shirley Ruediger. Dave is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helen; infant daughter, Christine; and Aunt Jo.

He was an employee of G.E. Medical for 32 years. He enjoyed hunting, hiking, traveling and working in his shop. Dave could and would fix anything for anyone. He was truly a remarkable man.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church, S39-W32887 Highway D, Genesee Depot, WI 53127. A service of celebration will begin at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church or the American Brain Tumor Association are appreciated.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit  to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.