It is with profound sadness that the family of Glenn D. Schraufnagel of Mayville announce his unexpected yet peaceful passing on April 23, 2023, at the age of 66 years.
In honoring Glenn’s wishes, private family services will take place.
Glenn was born the son of Victor and Florence Schraufnagel on October 7, 1956, in Waupun, Wisconsin. He was united in marriage to his sweetheart Tammie Grabow on December 13, 1975, at St. Paul’s Church in Mayville. He graduated from Mayville High School in 1974 where he excelled at playing football. He worked at several companies including Waas Boring & Cable, Wisconsin Drainage, Mayville Die & Tool and Metalcraft of Mayville.
Glenn was active within the community from coaching little league and high school baseball to volunteering for the Mayville Athletic Booster Club where he was given the honor of the Katie Award. He was a top fund raiser for the MS Society for his daughter. Glenn’s love for sports, especially those of his grandchildren, was undeniable. He truly was their biggest cheerleader and was always beaming with pride for them. The 50-yard line of Ray Dunn Field just won’t be the same without him.
Glenn will also be remembered for his incredible love of the outdoors. He had many cherished memories of growing up on the farm. He could be found on any given day driving around the marsh checking out God’s creation, heading over to Leroy Meats or sitting in his garage playing the role of grill master. Glenn treasured every opportunity he got to spend with his children and grandchildren, especially when he could create memories around hunting and fishing. A special thank you to Burt Bushke and Wings Over Wisconsin for allowing him to hunt these past few years.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 47 years, Tammie; three children: Jeremy (Raquel) Schraufnagel of Mayville, TJ (Kelly) Schraufnagel of Lakeville, MN, and Kasey (fiancé Kevin Fischer); seven grandchildren: Amber and Blake Schraufnagel of Mayville, Gavyn, Hailey and Maci Schraufnagel of MN, and Evan and Hailey Fischer of Mayville. He is further survived by his sisters, Vicky (Steve) Vande Zande of Tucson, AZ, Lois (Dan) Buchta of Mayville, Lynn (Todd) Thiede of Burnett and sister-in-law Carol Schraufnagel of Knowles; Other in-laws Lee and Mae Grabow of Benson, AZ, Dale Grabow (special friend Jenny Robbins) and Terry Grabow (Laurie); nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents Victor and Florence; brothers: Roger, Leon, and Lyle. Brother-in-law Scott Grabow and Nephews: Brett Schraufnagel, Dane Buchta and Roger Stanek.
Glenn never gave less than 100% in whatever role he held…. Son, Brother, Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Friend, Coach & the famous “Camp Commander”. This self-proclaimed “Smartest Man in the World” is leaving a tremendous hole in our hearts, but we are thankful for the wonderful memories that will carry on. Glenn was one of those people who made your life better just by being in it.