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Richard "Dick" M. Schatz

July 9, 1942 December 15, 2019
Richard "Dick" M. Schatz
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Obituary for Richard "Dick" M. Schatz

Richard M. (Dick) Schatz Sr. of rural Cambria passed away at home on Sunday December 15, 2019 at the age of 77.

Dick was born at home in Salemville, WI on July 9, 1942 to Merton & Florence (Kamrath) Schatz. He graduated from Cambria Union Schools in May 1960. Dick was a hard worker his entire life, working at Rockwell of Randolph for 25 years, where he met his wife, Nancy Drost Schatz. Dick & Nancy wed on July 21, 1962 at the Fall River Methodist Church. When Rockwell moved out of state, Dick began working at Sta-Care, Inc., until his retirement in 2011. In his spare time he would work for Willard Hoffman Construction or in his woodworking shop. Dick was a skilled craftsman. He created a variety of items from cabinetry to rocking chairs that will forever be cherished. Dick was also an avid bowler, bowling for over 50 years on various leagues and having received numerous awards. He dearly loved spending time with his family, watching the Brewers and ringing the cow bell for a Packers score.

Dick will never be forgotten by his wife of 57 years, Nancy of rural Cambria; his children, Louise (Len) Dyer of Lake Delton, Pamela (Kevin) Manthey of Pardeeville, Michael Schatz and Richard Schatz Jr.of Cambria and Robert (Rebecca) Schatz of Waupun: his grandchildren, Matthew (Molly) Froehlich, Leland (Kayla) Dyer, Nikki Manthey, Hunter Manthey, Liz (Alex) Schrader, Kim (Kyle Fischer) Schatz, Jenny Schatz, and Lauryn Dyer; his great grandchildren, Ethan, Pennelope, Brantley, Piper, Lindsey and Elliot; his sister, Margie (Earl) Voigt; his sister-in-law, Lillian Jones; several other relatives and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane K. Schatz Wills, his parents, his step mother Margaret Schatz, a brother & sister in infancy, mother & father-in-law; John & Theodora Drost, step brother, Larry Quade; brother and sisters-in-law, Jeanette & Dick Hayward Jr, Betty & Dave Wright, Byron Jones and great niece, Ashley Mallon.

Relatives and friends may call on the family on Wednesday evening, Dec.18, 2019 at the Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Cambria from 4-7p.m. and also on Thursday morning, Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. until the time of Remembrances at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Salemville Cemetery, town of Manchester, Green Lake Co. A funeral luncheon will immediately follow committal service at the Cambria Fire Dept. Community Center, 702 N. Elizabeth St (Hwy 146).

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

18

Dec

4:00 PM 12/18/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/18/2019 7:00:00 PM
Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home Cambria

323 Mary Street
Cambria, WI 53923

Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home Cambria
323 Mary Street Cambria 53923 WI
United States

Visitation

Thursday

19

Dec

10:00 AM 12/19/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home Cambria

323 Mary Street
Cambria, WI 53923

Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home Cambria
323 Mary Street Cambria 53923 WI
United States

Service

Thursday

19

Dec

11:00 AM 12/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home Cambria

323 Mary Street
Cambria, WI 53923

A luncheon will follow the committal servicre at the Cambria Fire Dept. Community Center 702 N. Elizabeth St. (Hwy 146) Cambria.

Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home Cambria
323 Mary Street Cambria 53923 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Salemville Cemetery Final Resting Place

Township of Manchester
Green Lake County
Manchester, WI 53945

Township of Manchester Manchester 53945 WI
United States
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