John Schatschneider of Minneapolis, MN passed away on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 after a hard fought battle to Esophageal Cancer.
John was born April 17, 1945 in Perham, MN to Harold and Laura (Lohman) Schatschneider. He attended country school and graduated from Perham Public School in 1963. Following graduation, John attended the University of MN Morris and then enlisted in the Air Force, serving in Vietnam from ‘67-’69. John was an Electrical Engineer at Unisys for his entire career.
John loved spending time at the family farm- Hunting and Fishing and appreciating the outdoors. He enjoyed four-wheeling, listening to birds, admiring flowers, and he definitely didn’t enjoy spraying thistle. He loved spending time with his children, and helping others with his big generous heart, and he enjoyed Wednesday lunches at the VFW with his buddies. John loved giving his family and friends a rough time.
Surviving John are his children and their mother, Rusten and Tiffany (Moore) McKenzie of West Palm Beach, FL, David Schatschneider of Mahtomedi, MN, Danielle Schatschneider of Minneapolis, MN, and Jaci McKenzie of Mahtomedi, MN, and his siblings, Ann Scott of Phoenix, AZ, Roy and Carol Schatschneider of Perham, MN, Fern and Randal Nundahl of Perham, MN, and Lynn Braaten of West Fargo, ND, and many grandpets whom he loved dearly. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Jim Schatschneider and Donald Schatschneider.
John’s ashes will be spread privately at the family farm during hunting season, and by his wishes, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks John’s friends to spend time with your loved ones, hunting or fishing or spending time to appreciate nature and wildlife. We’re sure he would ask that you have a (strong) drink of your choice to celebrate his life, and dance to your favorite oldies song.