John T. Fanshaw, age 77, of Beaver Dam, died Monday, December 16, 2013 surrounded by his family at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.
Visitation for Johnnie will be at the Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Funeral services will follow on Thursday at 2:00 PM. Burial will be at St. Peter”s Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
John Thomas Fanshaw was born on November 12, 1936 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Russell and Stella (Duehring) Fanshaw. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School. On February 8, 1958, Johnnie was united in marriage with Mary Ellen Scholz; she preceded him in death on December 6, 1969. On September 30, 1972, he was united in marriage with Barbara Stegner. He owned and operated Johnnie”s 66 on the corner of Third St. and N. Center St. since 1958. John appreciated his customers and he always enjoyed the many people who stopped to visit; he will also be remembered for handing out Tootsie Rolls. Through the years, Johnnie had both horses and dogs that he truly enjoyed and cared for, especially his current dog Copper.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Fanshaw of Beaver Dam; six children, Therese (Roy) Voight of Beaver Dam, Marylee (Scott) Neuendorf of Beaver Dam, Leann (Allen) Schultz of Beaver Dam, Linda (Kent) Thurston of Hillsboro, Jacklynn Fanshaw (fiance Gabriel Tousey-Schmidt) of Beaver Dam, and Steve (Laurie) Fanshaw of Beaver Dam; two step-daughters, Brenda (Anthony) Lopresto Groveland, FL and Gina (Donald) Elliott of Warrens; grandchildren, Justin (Cassie)Voight, Shana Voight, Mitchel Schultz, Brody Fanshaw, Gillian Moritz, Marina Tousey-Schmidt, John D. Fanshaw, and Mary Beth Fanshaw; step-grandchildren, Shelby Lopresto, Chelsi Lopresto, Katy (Mark) Moldenhauer, Becca Schultz, Debbie Arbogast, David Schultz, Naomi (Jeremy) Jones, and Danielle Bell (fiancAC. Scott Hammond); great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Kay Fanshaw of Beaver Dam; other relatives and friends.
Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; two infant sons; two brothers and a sister, Duane Fanshaw, Lydell Fanshaw, and Phyllis Firari.
The Murray Funeral Home, 131 East Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Thursday, December 19th, 2013, 10:30am – 2:00pm
Thursday, December 19th, 2013, 2:00pm
St. Peter’s Cemetery-Beaver Dam