Schaufenbil, Anthony “Tony” J.


Anthony “Tony” J. Schaufenbil, 70, of Winona, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. He was born on March 22, 1945, to Ernest and Erna (Janke).

Tony retired just two weeks ago from Winona Lighting after having worked most of his career at Watkins. He loved fishing, bowling, spending time with family, and traveling with friends. Tony enjoyed conversations and had a gift for finding misplaced items. His patient, generous, and caring spirit will be missed by many.

Tony is survived by his wife of 16 years, Carolyn Sue Crawford; children, Michael (Lori) Schaufenbil, Cathleen Schaufenbil, Christine McDougall, and Mark Schaufenbil; three stepchildren, Deborah (Bill) Beach, Darin (Molly) Crawford, and Wendy (Dave) Fidanza; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife of 30 years, Sue Sherman Schaufenbil.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with Reverend Monsignor Richard Colletti officiating. A visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of Mass at the church. Private family burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.

Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, Minn., is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Tony, sign his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at

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