Tyrone E. Schave, 78
Dec. 18, 1937 — May 23, 2016


Tyrone E. SchaveTyrone E. Schave, 78, of Rhinelander, sailed his best race ever May 23, 2016, when he came in first and received his heavenly crown. Heaven not only received a great sailor but a master gardener. He was born Dec. 18, 1937, to Herbert and Mabel (Baumann) in Wausau. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy for four years in the 103rd Battalion. Tyrone was united in marriage to Carolyn Sonnenburg and later on Dec. 24, 1986, Tyrone was united in marriage to Sylvia Novak. Anyone who had the opportunity to know Tyrone could tell you one of the greatest joy’s in his life was spending time out on the lake sailing. He also had an amazing “green thumb” and was able to grow just about any kind of vegetable to enormous sizes. One of Tyrone’s last wishes was for Sylvia and Tim Klunder to plant a tomato plant in the garden. In his spare time, he volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Seventh Day Adventist thrift store.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia of Rhinelander; two sons, Trent (Annette) Schave of Roopville, Georgia, and Art (Karla) Meyer of Rochester, Minnesota; a daughter, Alissa (Steve) Smith of Savannah, Georgia; two grandsons, Russell Richardson and Matthew Smith; three granddaughters, Sommer Schave, Elizabeth Smith and Amanda Jacob; two brothers, Herbert Schave of Tampa, Florida, and Milton (Jeanie) Schave, of Fond du Lac; two brothersin- law, Duwayne Witter and Phillip Saindon; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters, Betty (Elroy) Tezloff, Nancy Yokimcus, Alice Crotteau, Dawn Witter, Marie Saindon and Verna Gorski; and a brother, Gerald (Dawn) Schave.

The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.