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Joseph G. Schemenauer

HARTFORD, Wis. - Joseph G. Schemenauer, 79, passed away on June 19, 2021, at his home on Spider Lake with his family present after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born on Feb. 11, 1942, in the township of Addison, Washington County, to Clarence and Lucille (nee Peters) Schemenauer.

Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara A. (Pfalz); his children, Randy S., of Hartford, Wisconsin, and Stephen J., of Hartford. He is also survived by his sister, Eeileen (Norvin) Lehman; brother-in­law, Ralph (the late Dianne) Wiedmeyer; and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thank you to the doctors and staff of Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua for the services they provided. A special thank you to Compassus Home Health, and the nurses and aides for their special care given to Joe. Because of your services, Joe was able to stay in his home until his death.

There will be a memorial service in Hartford at a later date.

Online condolences and full obituary at

Nimsgern Funeral and Cremation Services of Woodruff, Wisconsin, is serving the family.