Daniel C. SchautIssue Date: July 8, 2020
Daniel Cyril Schaut, 76, passed away Tuesday, July 7 at home, after he lost his battle with cancer.
Born May 18, 1944 in Lena, to the late Cyril Schaut and Alice (Schonfeld) Schaut, he graduated from Lena High School in 1962. On Aug. 20, 1966, he married Gloria McKenna at First German Ev. Lutheran Church in Manitowoc.
Together, they operated Schaut's Appaloosa Ranch for 50 years that started as a hobby but became a business when horses they raised were bought by people from all over the world including Japan, Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy and Germany. He shared his love and equine knowledge as a Manitowoc County 4-H volunteer leader and was a well-known and respected horseman, mentoring hundreds of new horse owners. He enjoyed traveling throughout Wisconsin with his family showing his champion horses, with his final competition over 50 years later.
He founded and was an active member of several organizations for horsemen including Lakeshore Appaloosa Promoters, Northeastern Wisconsin Appaloosa Horse Club, Northeastern Wisconsin Pleasure Horse Association and Branch River Riders. A founding director of Horse-A-Rama, a local chartable organization, he built horse facilities at the Manitowoc County Expo Center.
He worked at Country Gardens Canning Factory, Coleman, Hamilton Industries, Two Rivers, Mirro Aluminum Company, HMF Inc. and retired from Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc. He was active in the Burger Boat retiree's group long after retirement.
As a young man, he joined the Wisconsin National Guard and served for eight years, was a longtime Manitowoc County Expo Board member and faithful member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church.
Altho losing his battle with cancer, he recently celebrated the gift of life he received 20 years ago with a heart transplant from a young donor named Chris Gallagher which allowed him to see his grandchildren grow and the family is forever grateful.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda (John) Krainik, De Pere and Lori (Brian) King, Oshkosh; four grandchildren; a sister, Sally Drewery, Green Bay and nieces; nephews; other relatives and family friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers in-law, Dale Drewery and Ronald Klein; mother and father-in law, Edna and Lyle Kurtz and a nephew, Rick Klein.
Relatives and friends can call at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, 916 Pine Street, Manitowoc on Friday, July 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Church on Saturday, July 12 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Services at 11 a.m., with Rev. Beck Goldbeck officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowoc. There will be no luncheon after the service. A memorial is being planned in his memory at a later date. Cremation has taken place at the Harrigan Parkside Crematory and Chapel. Online condolences can be sent to www.harriganparksidefuneralhome
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