Dec. 15, 1945 — Nov. 21, 2017

John C. Watson found peace on November 21, 2017, at the age of 71.

He was the beloved husband of Barbara (nee Schauwitzer) for 49 years; loving dad of Jeff (Nicole) Watson; proud grandpa “gramps” of Devin, Jake and Maddie Watson; dear brother of Mary Watson and Charlene George; and fond brother-in-law of Peggy, Steve (Lynn), Ken (Charlene) and Bill (Mary) Schauwitzer. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Jeanette, and his brother-in-law Dave Schauwitzer.

Visitation will be Friday, December 1, from 4 p.m. until 5:45 p.m., with a service at 6 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1052 White Rock Ave., Waukesha. Private interment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

John retired from the Milwaukee Journal and enjoyed hunting, shooting sports and photography. John was a genuinely nice person who enjoyed making people laugh who loved spending time with his best friend Barb, his family and friends.

Max A. Sass & Sons, Mission Hills, is serving the family. For more information, call 414-427-0707 or visit online at