Elmer Edward Schanke
January 18, 1930 - March 1, 2014
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Thursday 3/6, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Thursday 3/6, 11:30 am

Elmer Edward Schanke, 84, Amberg Wisconsin, formerly of Neenah, passed away on March 1, 2014. Elmer was born January 18, 1930 to Elmer August and Lydia (Erdman) Schanke at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah. He attended school in both Neenah and Menasha. After graduation he served his country as a member of the US Air…

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Lynn Allen left a message on March 6, 2014:

Vera, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, the wonderful memories of him will help you to get through this...sincerely, Lynn & Darrel

Greg and Mary Reinhardt left a message on March 5, 2014:

We have been full time up-north neighbors of Helens and Elmer for the past 14 years, and always looked forward to Elmers call to us whenever he had black bear in their yard and were headed to our house 200 feet away. In addition his fish fries using Glen Lake trophies were extremely delicious and appreciated. In addition Elmer and I worked at the same Banta plant together since 1959. God speed Elmer, we will miss you and offer our help to Helen in anyway we can.

- Greg and Mary Reinhardt

Jeff left a message on March 5, 2014:

I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I remember spending a summer at the cottage in Amberg YEARS ago with Jeff (Best Friend) and family while we were growing up. I caught a trophy Bluegill that was inadvertently filleted for consumption rather than making it to the taxidermy! (Can't remember which one of his sisters helped me out!) I got to know your family and parents very well as I practically lived at your home on Reed St. Elmer was a hard worker and transformed a place in the woods into a beautiful home with the help of family. Once again, please accept my condolences.

Gary and Lori Shavlik left a message on March 4, 2014:

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficulty time. Our sincere sympathy.

Gene and Elsie Patterson left a message on March 4, 2014:

Dear Helen and family,

Gene and I were sorry to learn of Elmer's passing, but we were also happy to know that he really enjoyed his years in Amberg, pursuing the activities he loved. It's certain that each of you will have special memories of the good times together. Sending condolences and all good wishes as you move forward without your loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Lea left a message on March 4, 2014:

I love you Grandpa and miss you already.....

Amie left a message on March 4, 2014:

Uncle Elmer was a big man with an even bigger personality. He was loved and will never be forgotten, particularly those great big hugs he gave. It may seem funny, but I cannot smell fishing tackle without reminiscing of fun times I had at the cottage as a kid. Mix in the aroma of cut wood and the fireplace... so nice. Smells like love.

I wish I could be there this week to hug my aunt Helen and see all my amazing cousins again. My heart is heavy and truly with you all; I'm truly sending you all big hugs from afar.

Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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