Joseph “Joe” William Schatz, 70

Joseph “Joe” William Schatz, 70, of Lexington, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at his home. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Le Center Funeral Home in Le Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Le Center, with visitation one hour prior at the church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Lexington.

Joe was born on April 8, 1949, in Faribault to Joseph and Marian Katherine (Stasney) Schatz. Joe was a graduate of Montgomery High School and Austin Jr. College.

Joe was united in marriage to Carol O’Connell at St. Thomas Catholic Church in St. Thomas on February 6, 1971. Joe loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, being a butcher - especially making sausage, raising goats and sheep, fishing, and visiting with people.

Joe is survived by his wife, Carol Schatz of Lexington; children, Lonnie (Sue) Schatz of Lexington, and Brian (Jamie Stolee) Schatz of Cleveland; grandchildren, Regan, Amelia, Stuart, Theodore, Thomas, Lexi, and Jadin; siblings, Ty, Tony, Steve, Mary, Annette, John, and Margaret.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Deanna

Arrangements are with the Le Center Funeral Home in Le Center. 507-357-6116. On-line condolences may be left at


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