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Gary Martin Schauer, age 70, of Winsted passed away on Monday, September 9th, 2019.
He was born on June 18, 1949 in Watertown, Minnesota the son of Martin J. & Viola L. (Gatz) Schauer.
Gary was baptized on July 10, 1949 by The Reverend A.F. Vomhof. He was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on June 2, 1963 by The Reverend E. F. Schroeder at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted.
Gary graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1967.
He formerly worked at Sterner Lighting for twenty-four years.
He was a life-long, faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. Gary also was the treasurer for The Winsted Sportsman’s Club for forty years.
In his early years, Gary enjoyed fishing, camping and trap shooting. Following retirement, he became interested in street rods.
Along with his brother Ronnie, Gary was the Grand Marshal of The Winsted Summer Festival.
Survived by his loving brother: Ronnie J. Schauer of Winsted; several cousins, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his father Martin Schauer in 2002 and by his mother Viola Schauer in 2013.
Funeral services for Gary Schauer will be held on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. The Reverend Dave Hormann will officiate. Organist for the funeral service will be Kay Knutson and vocalist Bruce Gatz.
Interment Winsted Public Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 17th from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at the church.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bob Rathkamp

    My sincere condolences to the Schauer family. Gary was a perfect example of a true gentleman and a great friend to all who knew him—may he Rest In Peace.????????

  2. Lisa Hagen

    Rest in Peace Dear friend and co-worker. I am so glad we got to visit at the car show in Waverly. May God give Ronnie the strength during this difficult time without his brother and best friend. Fly high with the Angel’s Gary. Until we meet again.

  3. Carol Gueningsman Pfeifer Harrahill

    I offer my condolences Ronnie. My memory of spending time with Gary (and you) are the camping trips eons ago. He will be missed by many, many people. I’m glad Winsted honored him (and you) as Grand Marshalls for festival.

  4. Larry & Jeanette

    We extend our sympathy to you Ronnie, family, and friends. We enjoyed seeing you both at car shows and visiting with you both. He will be missed.

  5. ed & Arlene Schauer

    We are saddened by the death of Gary. We enjoyed our visit in August.

  6. Mary Kay Alger Deidrick

    l loved Gary and Ron. They would never dance. So I would dance around them; they always laughed because I would dance around them with no shoes.


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