THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Terry Jo Schomaker
Issue Date: February 20, 2020
Terry Jo (Joanne) Schomaker, 68, of Peshtigo, passed away in the early hours of Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 with her daughter, Danielle, at her side.
Born Aug. 8, 1951, to June B. and Herman R. Schomaker, she lived most of her life in the Marinette and Peshtigo area and graduated from Marinette Catholic Central High School in 1969.
She loved to cook, sew and was a talented artist with chalk, water colors, crayon and pencil. She also enjoyed creating flower arrangements of cut, artificial and live flowers. Each Spring, she created the arrangements that adorned the family home on Jackson Street.
She also canned and froze all the vegetables from the family garden, especially tomatoes, pickles and beans, but especially her dad's favorite pickle recipe, called chow-chow, every year so he would have a fresh supply. She loved to cook, especially for her parents, with her favorite of her own spaghetti sauce, spring rolls and potato salad.
She was a big sister to her family and friends. She gave of herself often and was known to create and sew Halloween costumes for friends and family. She was a mother, a daughter, an aunt, a niece, a sister, a sister-in-law, a granddaughter and most importantly was a grandma to two grandsons and was a part of their daily lives. She attended all of their school plays, concerts, sporting events and supported all of their activities.
She is survived by a daughter, Danielle Neely; two grandchildren; her father, Herman "Bob" Schomaker; two sisters, Vicki Rae (Rudy) Schiller and Debbie Len (Steve) Gamelin; four brothers, Mark, Kenny John and Pat (Carol) Schomaker; a brother-in-law, Jeff Hasenfus and many nieces; nephews; grand-nieces; grand-nephews and a great-grand-niece.
She was preceded in death by her mother, June; a brother, Stevie; a sister, Dottie Beth (Jeff) Hasenfus and a special friend, C.J. Kotecki.
Friends may call at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette from 5 p.m. until time of a service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19.