Joseph SchaeferJanuary 2, 1964 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 53)
Joe Schaefer, 53, Combined Locks passed away peacefully on September 26, 2017 following a battle with brain cancer. Joe was born January 2, 1964, the third of six children born to Jack and Vivian (Van Lanen) Schaefer.
Joe graduated from Kimberly High School in 1982-he was a proud member of the Papermaker Football team as an offensive lineman. He played baseball, CYO basketball and softball and made friends for a lifetime through sports. Joe was united in marriage to Barb Barclay at United Methodist Church in Seymour on September 25, 1987. Together they had two daughters Amber and Amanda. Joe enjoyed hunting and fishing including many family fishing trips to Minnesota and Lake Winnebago. Joe was a member of the Kimberly Recreation Association board of directors for a several years.
Joe was a sales rep for a food distributor and worked in the grocery business from high school until his retirement in 2015. He was an excellent salesman and was named "Salesman of the Month" on several occasions. He always made work fun and looked for ways to entertain coworkers especially his friends at Woodman's.
Joe loved to cook and entertain. A perfect day for him was to fry up some fish and have some beer around the fire pit or in his man cave.
Survivors include his wife, Barb and their children: Amber and Corey Evers and Amanda Schaefer (special friend Erik Nelson). His parents, Joseph (Jack) and Vivian Schaefer and siblings: Al (Sue) Schaefer and their children Christopher Schaefer and Taylor (Nick) Geske, Amy (Steve) Wieckert, Jane Schaefer (special friend Diane Jamison), Paula (Jon) Sanders and their children Jack and Noah Sanders, Pat (Jane) Schaefer and their children Samantha, Brandon and Ryan Schaefer. Also surviving are his brothers-in-law Scott Barclay and his children Bailie and Jake Barclay, Doug Barclay, and sister-in-law Bonnie (special friend Robert Gallegos) Mc Clone and her children Kristi (Richard) Rose, Morgan, and Mya McClone.
Preceding him in death are his in-laws Maurice and Janet Barclay, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives, plus his childhood friend Steve Vandehey.
Services for Joe will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday September 30, 2017 at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Deacon Jeff Prickette presiding. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
A special thank you to the Evers family for their help with Joe the last few months. Not only did we get a great son-in-law but also added their family into our lives. We would to thank our Fairway Street neighbors especially Jerry Kieffer and Rick Fulcer plus our family at August Winter & Sons for all their support Thank you to everyone who helped us through this journey, you will forever hold a special place in our hearts.