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William R Schauls

William R Schauls

William R. Schauls, age 94 of Durand, died Monday, May 20, 2024 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City, with his family by his side.

Bill was born on December 28, 1929 in Durand. He was the son of Julius and Clara Schauls. Bill grew up in Durand, attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Durand High School in 1947. After high school, Bill joined the U.S. Navy Reserves. At young age, Bill joined the family business and in 1955 he along with his father, Julius, started Schauls Gas in Durand. On January 29, 1951, Bill married the love of his life, Valetta “Pee Wee” Norrish, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage they lived in Durand the rest of their lives where they raised their family. 

Bill enjoyed traveling with Pee Wee on cruises, spending time at their cabin and wintering in Florida. He also liked to go fishing, hunting, golfing and bowling. Most of all, Bill loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his wife of 73 years, Pee Wee, children, Diane (Tim) Weber of Birchwood, Bob (Jane) Schauls of Durand, son-in-law, Mike Hayden of Durand, six grandchildren, Stacy (Kris), Jackie (Joe), Brian, Kristy (Jason), Heather (Lucas) and Jon (Tiffany), 17 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Clara, daughter, Sue Hayden and sister, Mary Ann Thompson.

Memorial Mass will be 11:30AM Thursday, May 23, 2024 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand with Rev. John Zweber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00AM until the time of services at the church on Thursday.

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


  1. Dick and Doshie Grey

    Our sympathy to Peewee and family, Bill was such a good and honest businessman, it was a pleasure to know him. Way back many years ago. I’ll and PeeWee gave our first introduction to parts of SW Florida. His was a life well lived.b

  2. John and Judy Parr

    Our prayers are with you all

  3. Crystal Dow

    We are sending our sympathy to Bill's family....Pee Wee...Bob...and the rest of your great family....so sorry about the news of his passing .
    He will be missed....from Crystal Dow (Sockness) and Ray Gjerdahl....

  4. Michele

    Our condolences to the Schauls Family!
    Mark and Michele Chilson

  5. Paula Smith

    Stacy Kris and family im truly sorry for your loss I hope the days ahead are good when you can keep the memories alive please know your in my thoughts and. Prayers ???????? ???? tell Jackie I'm so sorry too prayers to all

  6. Arlene Forster

    Please accept my husband's (and mine too) sincere sympathy in Bill's passing. Dennis remembers him fondly as a client and friend. Were he able, he would be at the funeral.

    Arlene Forster

  7. Pat Petrie/ Kurth

    My heart goes out to the entire family. Whar a wonderful man !

  8. Plum City Care Center and The Seasons Assisted Living

    It was our pleasure to care for Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Paul, Amanda, Devin and Clare Glaus

    We are sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  10. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Our sympathy to all.

  11. Roger Poeschel

    Our sympathies to the entire Schauls family. Enjoyed bowling with Bill and business dealings over the years.

  12. Tom & Mary Jean Schiefelbein

    To Pee Wee and family: Tom & I want to offer you our condolences… Bill and Tom were lifetime friends… As couples we enjoyed our time together. Our prayers are with you at this sad time.. Mary Jean & Tom

  13. Paula and Bob Komro

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.


    We are sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  15. Rick + Tammy Plumer

    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to your family.

  16. Donna

    So Sorry For Your Loss,God Bless You All ????❤️????

  17. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.????????????????????????

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