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Dr. Milton Joseph "Deacon Dutch" Schanzbach

Dr. Milton Joseph "Deacon Dutch" Schanzbach
  • March 4, 1926 - March 12, 2017
  • Ponchatoula, Louisiana

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My deepest sympathies for your loss. Dr. Schanzbach was such a wonderful man.
Y'all were such a big part of my childhood and early adulthood being neighbors and friends. It is so hard to believe that he is gone. My prayers are for you and yours, as are my thoughts. May God bless you with the courage, peace and acceptance to help you through your grief.

Posted by: Veronica Fannaly - Ponchatoula, LA - Neighbor   Mar 19, 2017

Dr Schanzbach was an excellent example of a good man. His ideals will be carried by those who knew him.

Posted by: David & Zanda Pregeant - Sunnyvale, CA - neighbor   Mar 16, 2017

He was such a beautiful person inside and out. I so much enjoyed having known him as a friend to my Dad, Lawrence Twickler, as well as our Deacon for so many years at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He always had a great message. Being a Deacon definitely was his calling. And, I don't think I ever saw him without a smile and kindness. He will be greatly missed, I am sure.

Posted by: cheryl twickler - LaGrange, GA - Friend   Mar 16, 2017

Patty, Mike and family,
Was sorry to hear of your loss. Doc was such a special man. He was loved by many.

Posted by: Iris Brayden - Baton Rouge, LA   Mar 15, 2017

Deacon Schanzbach was an amazing person and a great part of my childhood. I grew up in St. Joseph's church and was there from Kindergarten through the 8th grade for schooling. I got the absolute best education around and the best religious upbringing- he played a huge role in that!
I never saw him without a smile and he was always friendly to everyone. I always enjoyed when he was a part of Mass!
Thank you for all you are and for being a part of our lives!

Posted by: Brielle Kluka Rick - Ponchatoula, LA - Family Friend   Mar 15, 2017

As a kid I remember going to him to have my eyes checked. And then always seeing him at church. A man with a big smile and an even bigger heart. And he gave the best hugs. I know he will be truly missed. Prayers to all the family.

Posted by: Kathy Ourso    Mar 15, 2017

Mike, Debbie & Patti,
I am so sorry to see that your father has passed away, I know he will be missed. He was such a special, loving & caring man that I always loved to see. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Posted by: Ann Thibodeaux - Hammond, LA - Family   Mar 15, 2017

So very sorry for the loss of your dad. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by: Michelle McTaggart - Albany, LA - Friend   Mar 14, 2017

So many great memories of him-he was part of many major events of my life, and I am thankful for that. Prayers of peace and love for his family.

Posted by: Lari Sasser - Cabot, AR - Friend   Mar 14, 2017

Such a kind & gentle man. Loved both of ya'll's parents. Love you, Mona

Posted by: Mona Liled Bullard - Friend   Mar 14, 2017