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David A. Schlosser

David A. Schlosser

David Alan “Snoose” Schlosser, age 75 of Durand, passed away at Mayo Health Systems in Eau Claire on January 2, 2019 with his loving family by his side. 

David was born to the late Ivan and Emma (Schuh) Schlosser on October 19, 1943 in Durand.  He graduated from Sacred Heart High School (Lima), Durand in May, 1961.  After graduation, from 1961-1962 he served in the Army in the 32nd Infinity Division in Ft. Lewis, WA.  After his military service he returned to work on his family farm where he worked until his death.  On June 22, 1968 he married his love Marsha Harmon at St. John Catholic Church in Plum City.  They resided on the family farm after their marriage to raise their family.

During Dave’s fruitful life he had many passions.  His first love was farming.  He loved spending his time outdoors and watching his farm flourish with his family by his side.  Dave also became a well-known left-handed fast pitch softball pitcher in the area.  He had a love of the game and played for many years!  Another great interest of his was hunting especially with his hound dogs.  His kids would tease him that he loved his dogs more than them.  Dave was also an excellent bowler being the first ever recorded person to throw a “perfect” 300 game of bowling at Club 10 Lanes in Durand.  He was also the first ever girls’ basketball coach at Lima School in Durand and got to coach his daughters Chris and Becky because they begged him to start a girls’ basketball team and coach them.  He also coached his sons Jeff and Bart also in boys’ basketball at Lima and continued to coach many girls’ teams there throughout his life.  One of his biggest passions in life was when he became interested in maple syrup production learning the ropes from his father-in-law Cecil Harmon.  He helped with Cecil’s syrup business in Arkansaw, WI, loved working with their draft horses gathering sap and brought his love of maple syrup making to his own family’s home in 1982 with the help of his wife Marsha and their children.  Since then their business has become known as Schlosser Sugar Farm and has grown by leaps and bounds from the help of his sons, Jeff and Tim who have since taken the maple syrup production business to a high level.  Dave was very proud of his syrup business and had a true love for the outdoors, draft horses, maple trees and the camaraderie his syrup business provided between all his family, friends and neighbors.  He too loved his Green Bay Packers, even naming his son Bart after the famous Bart Starr. Last but certainly not least was the love he shared with his wife by watching their children and especially their grandchildren play sports.  You always knew when Snoose was at the game because he was the best coach from the sidelines!  His true love was his family and it showed because they were always together in work and in play.

David is survived by his devoted wife Marsha of 50 years, his daughters Lisa (Gordy) Slinde, Baudette, MN, Christine (Robert) Brown, Elroy, Rebecca Hansen, Durand. His sons Jeffry (Sandra) Schlosser and Timothy (Angela) Schlosser, both of Durand.  His grandchildren Hailey & Seth Brown, Reid & Emma Hansen, Samantha, Bret & Katelyn Schlosser and Zachary Schlosser.  His siblings Deanna (Gerry) Rippley, Arkansaw,  Randy Schlosser, Chippewa Falls, Barb (Dave) Eisenhuth, Chippewa Falls, Ivy (Jeff) Bauer, Sarona.  His sisters in-law Robyn Schlosser, Durand, Judi (Jack) Scholz, Sun City West, AZ, John (Paula) Wiskerchen, Edmonds, WA, Linda (Cal) Schladweiler, Centuria, Nancy (Jim) Helmueller, Pardeeville, and his brother-in-law Lonnie Harmon, Plum City.  Also, many nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.

He is preceded in death by his beloved son Bart Joseph Schlosser who passed away in 1993.  Also proceeded in death by his parents Ivan and Emma Schlosser, brothers Glenn Schlosser, Craig “Cloudy” Schlosser, his in-laws Cecil & Betty Harmon and his sisters-in-law Kathleen Schlosser and Jaqueline Wiskerchen.

Memorial Mass will be 11:30AM Monday, January 7, 2019 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima rural Durand with Rev. Paul Bosco officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Durand American Legion Post #181 of Durand. A Eulogy will be given at 11:15 at church. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand, no visitation will be held Monday before the services.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Dick and Doshie Grey

    Dear Marsha and family, Our sympathy to you on Dave's death. I knew Dave briefly in my last years of high school and beyond, and before he married. I remember him as being such a nice guy and friend. You are one of the cousin I remember most from our family reunions.

  2. Tim and Julie Milliren

    Our deepest sympathies for the loss Dave. He was such a hoot at baseball games...he will be missed!!

  3. Bonnie Gibson

    My deepest sympathy.

  4. Amanda and Paul Glaus

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying that happy memories will help you through this most difficult time. With deepest sympathy.

  5. Mark & Michele Chilson

    Our condolences to The Schlosser Family. Dave always had a friendly greeting! Sure will miss him.

  6. Scott & Karen Brunner

    Marsha and Family,
    We are saddened by your loss and extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. Dave was a great man!

  7. Steven Schmitt

    My heartfelt condolences and prayers to all.

  8. Cecilia Parker

    Sorry for your loss! May God continue to bless you and your family! You are in my prayers.

  9. Denise

    Dave sure did pick on me alot growing up, but he was also the one other father figure I had in my life who would tell me to get my head out of my a** if I wasnt doing something right.

  10. Jean Dougherty

    I am so sorry for your loss. I offer you my prayers and heartfelt sympathy. Jean

  11. Nadine Schuh

    To David's family-- I want to say how sorry I am at your loss.--- I always like to send this little note which helped when my dad, sister, and brother died. ((When a loved one leaves to go on a trip we sadly say, " Good-bye, there he Goes" BUT, on the other side friends and relatives excitedly say, " HERE HE COMES" )) Cousin, Nadine Schuh

  12. Gordon & LaVina Gifford

    Prayers and loving thoughts to Marcia and her family upon losing Dave. His personality is so well portrayed in his obituary. He will be missed by anyone that knew him. The Gifford Family Gordy, LaVina, Liz, Maria & Gina.

  13. Rose Glatczak

    Marsha and family
    My deepest sympathies. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Dick & Jan Bates

    Family of Dave Schlosser:

    We will miss Dave's commentary from the sidelines. I am sure Dave is talking sports with the Good Lord right now.

    Dick & Jan Bates

  15. Judi and Gary Bauer

    Sending our sympathy Marsha to you and your family
    Keeping you and your family in our prayers

  16. Rick and Stella

    Our sympathy goes out to all your family. God bless

  17. Bob and Judy McCaffrey

    Remembering the funny stories Chris shared with us about her Dad.
    Beautiful Obituary. Sounds like quite a guy.
    We are very sad that he won't be with you now.
    Fondly ,
    Bob and Judy

  18. Colleen Forster Garnevicus

    Dear Marsha and Family,

    You are in our prayers in this sad time. There are no words!

    Colleen & Tom

  19. Gerald Rippley

    May David's soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in pease

  20. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry to read this you all have our hugs

  21. Lori Klein

    Very sorry for your loss...many great memories coaching against Dave...

  22. Patti Blount

    Sorry to hear about the passing of David. Sympathy to Marsha and the entire family during this difficult time.

  23. Tim Tschumperlin

    We are so sorry to hear about David. He always went out of his way to say hi to us when we came home to visit my parents during the summer. Always with a smile.

  24. Jamie 'Bomber' Karshbaum

    So sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for sharing your loved one, I wont forget the softball memories. RIP

  25. Rachael (Ware) Steines

    Words cannot express how you all must be feeling during this time of grief. Thoughts and prayers for you all. I have so many memories of Coach Dave and Bart. From snowmobiling to basketball to dancing with Dave at church. Take care and know he impacted so many lives!

  26. Russell ellenberger

    Sorry for your loss .

  27. Becca (Berg) McHugh

    All my love and sympathy to all of Dave's family!!

  28. Raymond Schlosser and Ruby

    Deepest sympathy to you Marsha and family.David and I had many talks over the years about family history. The neighborhood will miss him greatly!

  29. Jim and Cynthia

    You are in our thoughts and prayers

  30. Pat Rosenberg

    Marsha an d family, words can not express how sorry I am to hear of Dave leaving us here on earth. He definitely was one of the good guys. You and your wonderful family have my deepest sympathy.hxha

  31. Denis Bilderback

    Condolences go out to Dave's family on their loss prayers coming your way.

  32. Steve (scare) and Lori Bauer

    We are so very sorry to hrar about snooses passing, he was a great man that was like a father to scare. Always with a smile in his face and a joke to say. Our prayers are with you Marsha and your entire family.

  33. Melissa (Sabelko) Ganz

    Marsha and family,

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the memories of David.

    With deepest sympathies,
    Melissa Ganz

  34. Frank A Bilderback

    I am so sorry to hear this! That a great man.

  35. Lois Myers Charen

    Marsha and family so sorry for your loss, prayers ????????flowing from here

  36. Don and Vicki Asher

    Our deepest sympathies to the family of Dave, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  37. David@lori klein

    So many wild and crazy times we had during the old fastpitch days in plum city. When Dave was on the mound you learned not to crowd the plate. I still remember the time I got a bit off of Dave and they still threw me out at first. He got a good laugh. Our sympathy to the family,he was one of the GOOG OLD BOYS!!.

  38. Stacey Otto

    I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am. Sending many prayers to all of you. He loved to pick and joke around, and had such a kind heart. Thinking of all of you.

  39. Scott and Becky Prissel

    Our deepest sympathies to the family of Dave. He was such a great man and good to so many people. He will be greatly missed throughout the area.

  40. Jean Fredricksonn

    To David's family my thoughts and many prayers are with you. Remember basket ball games.
    Love and prayers Jean

  41. David and Pat Bauer

    David was our friend and a very good neighbor, always there to help any of us out when needed. We so enjoyed his teasing and humor. He was liked by everyone he knew or met. We are so sorry to hear Dave passed and we have the family in our prayers and thoughts. Dave and Pat Bauer

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