John W. Harbridge
W. Harbridge, 83, of Fond du Lac, passed away on January 29, 2020 at St. Agnes
Hospital with family by his side. John was born on January 17, 1937 to the late
John H. and Evelyn A. (Schiller) Harbridge in Fond du Lac.
John attended St. Mary’s Grade School and then graduated from Goodrich High
John married LaRae Willis in Fond du Lac on October 8, 1960. John and LaRae had
five children together, Tim, Scott, Jeff, Jackie and Michael.
John married Judy Schneider Ennis in Fond du Lac on June 23, 1989 and was
happily married for nearly 30 years. Together they enjoyed many adventures to
the Caribbean, Mexico, Australia and cruised the Panama Canal. Judy preceded
him in death on June 1, 2019.
John loved Judy’s children, Dawn, Mark and Jamie, like they were his own, as
well as their families. Together, John and Judy, helped raise their
grandchildren Mason and Vanessa.
served in the Army Reserves from January 16, 1960 to November 2, 1965 when he
was honorably discharged.
John received his apprenticeship and worked for Giddings and Lewis in Fond du
Lac for over 20 years where he was active in their Union. John then worked for
Mercury Marine for 20 years as a Model Maker.
greatly enjoyed going to Lake Michigan to fish on his boat, Domino. He
volunteered every year at the Coho Derby in Sheboygan. John really loved to
deer hunt with his family and friends. John was an active member in the AA
community and loved deeply to help others in recovery. He had been in recovery
for over 30 years. John will be greatly missed by his little dog, Baxter.
John is survived by his children, Tim, Scott (Stephanie), Jeff (Sarah) and
Michael (Jeannine); step-children, Dawn Ennis, Mark (Staci Sanders) Ennis and
Jamie (Gary Pike) Ennis; grandchildren, Joe (Tina), Nikki (Colten Bennett),
Kristina, Christopher, Emily, Evan, Allyson, Ethan, Grace, Cameron, Mason
(Jackie) and Vanessa; great grandchildren, Jaxson and Piper; one sister, Mary
(Jerry) Domask; one brother, James (Donna) Harbridge; nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Judy; his parents and daughter Jackie.
A Celebration of Life: The family will receive relatives and friends on
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 3:30 to 5:15 PM at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E.
Division Street in Fond du Lac. A Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 PM.
Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Fond du Lac Humane Society
or the Gratitude Club in Fond du Lac.
The family deeply appreciated the nurses and staff on 6 South of St. Agnes
Hospital for the care and compassion given to John and his family.
Online condolences may be shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com.