Robert E. “Bob” Schamaun, age 81, of Fountain City, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. Anne’s Extended Care of Winona.
He was born on June 13, 1938 in Alma to the late Harvey and Grace (Kath) Schamaun.
Bob graduated from high school in Denver, CO.
On July 16, 1960 Bob was united in marriage to Karlyn Kaste at St. John Lutheran Church in Alma. To this union, four children were born. Karlyn preceded Bob in death on September 16, 2011.
Bob was employed at the Federal bakery in Winona, and in the maintenance department at Froedert Malt of Winona. Following his employment at Froedert Malt, Bob began farming in Fountain City for around 40 years. He also volunteered as a First Responder for Fountain City.
Bob received a heart transplant in 1991 and was proud to have overcome many obstacles along the way.
Bob will be remembered for his love of riding his motorcycle and his trips to Colorado and Sturgis.
Bob will be sadly missed by his children, Mark (Sue) of Alma, Nancy (Joe) Drazkowski of Fountain City, Bruce (Lori) of Fountain City and Michael (Tonya) of Fountain City; six grandchildren, Matt (Julia) Semling, Katie (Alan) Storandt, Kristin (Dustin) Frank, Mitch (Alonda) Schamaun, Jarod (Samantha) Schamaun and Jenny Drazkowski; great granddaughters Ava, Ella and Isla Storandt and Nora Frank; also by nieces, a nephew, other relatives and dear friends.
Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Karlyn; great granddaughter, Lily Frank; brother, Kenny Schamaun; a brother in law and sisters in law.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.