On Aug. 27, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., he was born to William Frank Schauer and Anna M. (Otradovic) Schauer. Bill grew up in Argos. He had spent the last four years in Texas, moving there from Fort Wayne to be close to his daughter.
On May 6, 1950, in Argos,he married Ellen Mae Lowry. She preceded him on March 20, 2017.
Bill was a automotive mechanic in charge of motor pool in the Air Force, he owned the DX Station in Argos. He had worked as a mechanic for Studebaker, Dalton Foundry and Howard Sober; later he worked as a dispatcher and manager at Howard Sober.
He was a member at Parkwood Church of God of Fort Wayne. He was a member of Masonic Wayne Lodge, Fort Wayne, and served as a Past Master, York Rites of Freemasonry, Fort Wayne, serving as Commander of the Knights Templar, and Fort Wayne Valley of the Scottish Rite, American Legion Post No. 68, Argos.
Bill was a graduate of Argos High School with the class of 1946
Bill served his country in the United States Army Air Corp, later the United States Air Force in the 2463 Supply and Maintenance Squadron; 2463 Air Base Group. On June 17, 1949, Staff Sgt. William T. Schauer received his Honorable Discharge.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Beverley (Schauer) Norris and husband David of Jonestown, Texas; granddaughters, Christine Simpson and husband Daniel of Cedar Park, Texas; Denise Stiglich and husband Matthew of Cedar Park, Texas; four great-granddaughters, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Adalia, and Lydia; sister-in-law, Anita Kay Snell of Fort Wayne; and many nieces and nephews
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Arthur Schauer; and sister, Violet Kristle.
Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday May 1, at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos; a 3 p.m. Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home.
Graveside services will then follow at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday May 1, at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Juniper Road, Argos, with Pastor James Keckler of Parkwood Church of God, Fort Wayne.
Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with military rites preformed by the United States Air Force Honor Guard and James Lowell Corey American Legion Post No. 68, Argos.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, 2222 Welborn St, Dallas, TX 75219.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.