Joseph Andrew Schatz of Lodi, CA passed away at the age of 80, on Monday, October 21, 2013, after a brief illness with cancer. He was born on October 18, 1933, in Napoleon, North Dakota to Andrew and Veronica Schatz. Joe lived in North Dakota for many years. In 1958, he married Tillie Fischer, they had five children, Joe Jr., Wanda, Allen, Marvin and Glenn. Tillie passed away in 1985. In 1987, Joe married Angie Huber-Swain, they resided in Lodi until his death. He worked as a machine operator for General Mills for 20 years. Joe enjoyed playing golf. He was an active member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Angie; children, Joseph Schatz Jr., Wanda (Wendal) Sonoda, Allen (Kathryn) Schatz, Marvin (Connie), and Glenn (Shelley) Schatz; grandchildren, Amanda Schatz, Ashley Schatz, Derek Schatz, Allison Schatz, Emily Schatz, Dylan Schatz, Christine Schmidt, and Jacqueline Schmidt; step-grandchildren, Keelie (Jaie) Medie, and Ryan (Bobbie) Schatz; step-children, Bill, Maryann, Tim, Brian, and Larry; sister, Agnes Schmidt and Carol Weigel. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Tillie Fischer-Schatz; siblings, Katherine, Andrew, Antone, Magdalin.
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Visitation will be on Tuesday, October, 29, from 10am-5pm at Lodi Funeral Home. A chapel service will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at 10 a.m. at Lodi Funeral Home. Committal will be private. Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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725 South Fairmont Lodi, CA 95240
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2, 2013