Michael Martin Schaneman

Michael Martin Schaneman

September 15, 1950 – March 5, 2023

DALLAS, TEXAS – Michael Martin Schaneman, long-time resident of Lake Dallas, passed away March 5, 2023, at the age of 72. Funeral services were held at the Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville on Saturday, March 11, 2023. A second celebration of life will take place in Torrington, Wyoming, in the late spring/early fall at a time and place to be determined. Cremation has taken place.

Michael Martin Schaneman was born on Sept. 15, 1950, to Martin “Skeet” Schaneman, Jr., and Ruby (Miller) Schaneman, in Torrington, Wyoming. He had one older sister, Sandy Schaneman.

After graduation from high school, Mike joined his father in the family’s farming operation near Yoder, Wyoming. Mike also joined the Wyoming Army National Guard and served for about 10 years in the Torrington Armory. He volunteered as an EMT for the Yoder Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

Mike was married briefly to Geraldine Wiegel, and from this union a single son was born, Andrew Paul Schaneman.

In the early 1980s, Mike moved to Denton, Texas, and worked days at Dane’s Vending Company. At nights he tended and managed bar. First, Jonathan’s in Denton, Texas, and, then later, the Hitching Post in Lewisville, Texas.

In 1988, Mike went to work at J. D. Morris Machine, fabricating aircraft parts, and he remained there for 28 years and eight months, until he retired in November of 2016.

After retirement, Mike worked part-time for the gun club, North Texas Shooters Association which he was a member of in Sanger, Texas. Later, he transitioned to full time at the gun club and continued there until his passing. 

Mike’s hobbies in his younger years included: team roping, riding snowmobiles and dirt bikes. In his later years, he enjoyed bass fishing, riding his Harley Davidson with Sammie, shooting pistols and shotguns at the gun club. He was always fond of drinking beer in good company.

Mike was preceded in passing by his parents, his stepmother Dorothy Schaneman, a niece Aimee Silveira, and his canine companions: Bonesy, Schnapps, Sammie, and Roscoe.

He is survived by his two boys, Jethro and Jakey; his son Andrew Paul Schaneman, his son’s spouse Emily Benson, and their two children, Elliot Martin Schaneman and Dillon Sloane Schaneman, all of Johnston, Rhode Island; his sister Sandy Schaneman of Torrance, California; a stepsister Sandra Silveira and her husband David, of Napa, California; and Andrew’s mother Geraldine Wiegel, of Brighton, Colorado. 

Mike worked hard, played hard, and knew no strangers. He made friends wherever he went, loved his dogs, was most proud of Andy and Emily and adored his grandchildren.