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John "Jack" Neubauer

1942 - 2021


John “Jack” Neubauer, 78, of Apple Valley, California and formerly of Sturgeon Bay passed away on March 3, 2021 at his home in California.  He was born July 22, 1942 in Connecticut to Carl and Theresa (Vogel) Neubauer.

After graduating from Algoma High School, he earned a degree in education from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.  Jack taught wood shop class at Kewaunee High School for 31 years.  While teaching, he also worked as a farrier (horse shoer) in Door and Kewaunee Counties.

Jack loved sports.  He was a catcher in the Door County Baseball League for many years and played semi-professional football.  In his retirement, he enjoyed following sports and working in his wood shop.  Jack also volunteered his time and wood working skills at the local VFW organization near his home in California. 

On Oct. 27, 1994, he married Linda White at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club.  She survives as do 2 children, Tracy (Eric) Rumbaugh of Milwaukee and John Neubauer of Milton, WI; 3 grandchildren: Christa, Alicia, and Lawson; 2 sisters, Gail (Harry) Baumann and Joanne (Stan) Hoffmann; 3 stepchildren:  Thomas (Ondrea) O’Brien of Brentwood, CA; Jeffrey (Yvonne) O’Brien of Apple Valley, CA; and Eric O’Brien of Lucerne Valley, CA; 4 step-grandchildren: Hannah, Danyel, Thomas, and Nicole.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Dianne (Cliff) Tebon.

Private family services will be conducted at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Burial will follow in Holy Name of Mary Cemetery.  

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David and Kathy Augustine

March 18, 2021 5:52 PM

Mr. Neubauer,

So many great memories of a man who scared the hell out of me as a freshman to the many mornings standing with him by the bottom of the high school steps  sharing conversation and mini skirts.
I often went fishing out on the river near his farm helping him bail some hay or just enjoying a beer.
My wife Kathy and I got to know Jack out of high school and truly enjoyed being acquainted with such a quality man.
Our condolences to Jack's family and may his memories be the best of comfort for us all.

David and Kathy Augustine 

Lester and Linda Hammersmith

March 14, 2021 5:39 PM

Our sincere condolences to the entire family - especially Tracy & Erik, Christa and
Alicia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Les and Linda
Lester and Linda Hammersmith

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Mary Daugherty

March 13, 2021 1:37 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts
Mary Daugherty

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Jim & Diane Doden

March 12, 2021 7:33 PM

Jack was a soft spoken guy with a heart of gold and a true friend to anyone who knew him.  He was always there with words of encouragement and always willing to help wherever needed.  RIP.  Prayers and condolences to the entire family.

Bill& Mary Kay Shaw

March 11, 2021 7:31 PM

Jack was my teacher,, treated me like his own brother, gave me guidance many times, and was a special teammate for years, i baseball, basketball and football, just a great guy,, will be dearly missed, rest in peace old buddy Bill & Mary Kay Shaw

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