Andrew John Schaefgen

Andrew John Schaefgen, 36, died Friday, March 17, 2023, at Aurora Medical Center-Sheboygan County in Sheboygan, Wis.

Andrew will be welcomed into the next life by his grandparents Kathy and John Schaefgen and grandmother Linda (nee Elliott) Buelow, along with his cousin Trevor Ruck.

He is survived by grandfather Don Buelow, parents Laurie (nee Buelow) and Eric Schaefgen, brother Zachary (Jessica) Schaefgen and sister Emily Schaefgen (life partner Riley Aiello).

He is further survived by former wife Lisa (nee D’Amato) Schaefgen, daughter Corinne Schaefgen and son Harvey Schaefgen, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends from throughout his life.

Andrew was born Feb. 27, 1987, in West Bend, Wis., and spent his childhood in Saukville, Wis.

He attended Ozaukee Elementary, Middle, and High schools in Fredonia, Wis., graduating in 2005. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Columbia College of Chicago in Illinois.    

Andrew held several jobs throughout his life, including loading planes for UPS at O’Hare Airport, landscaping with his dad at Gene Fransee and Son in Saukville and working in the melting department at Waupaca Foundry. Most recently he was employed by his uncle Matthew at Chenery Brothers in Grafton, Wis.

Andrew truly enjoyed physical labor, but his life passion was writing. He left many notebooks filled with stories, ideas and just plain doodling for his family to explore and enjoy.

A celebration of life service for Andrew will be held at Pioneer Village in the Town of Saukville, Wis., on May 6, 2023, from 1 to 5 p.m. A short service will take place. This will be an alcohol-free event.

Andrew’s parents, family and friends would like to recognize the amazing, caring and very patient staff members in the CCU at Aurora Medical Center-Sheboygan County in Sheboygan, Wis., along with staff members from Versiti.

In lieu of flowers, a fund will be set up to benefit Andrew’s children. Additionally, please consider organ donation in your end-of-life plans.

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