Jack J. Schaneman, 65, passed away Monday, June 23, 2008, with his daughter and sister-in-law by his side after a brief battle with lung cancer.
He was born Aug. 30, 1942 in Hardin, Mont. to Pete and Lydia Schaneman. He spent the early years of his childhood there with his parents and seven siblings. In 1952 the family moved to Outlook and later to Sunnyside, where he attended school.
He met the love of his life and on March 13, 1962 he and Cheryl Lyn Terrel were married. They continued to reside in Sunnyside. Jack spent the early years of their marriage working for various farms and dairies until being employed by the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District in 1970. He remained there as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement after 28 years in 2000.
He is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Dan) Floyd of Yakima; son, Rod Schaneman of the Tri-Cities; two brothers, Frank (Katie) Schaneman and Don (Leah) Schaneman of Sunnyside; grandchildren, Chance Dixon, Siera and Colton Floyd, all of Yakima; his sister-in-law Sandi (Tom) Kowrach of Kennewick, brothers-in-law, Chet (Carolyn) Terrel of Sunnyside and Scott (Gabby) Terrel of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sadly, in 2002 he lost his wife of 40 years, Cheryl, to cancer. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Lydia Schaneman of Sunnyside; brothers, Elmer and Jim Schaneman of Sunnyside and Harvey Schaneman of Yakima; sister, Jane Benzel of Sheridan, Wyo. and Janet Marlene Peterman of Yakima; his beloved father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Zora Terrel of Sunnyside; and brother-in-law Joey Terrel of Sunnyside.
Graveside services will be held Friday, June 27, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.
Valley Hills Funeral Home in Yakima is in charge of arrangements.