LaVerne L. Schaub,
Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand; I am tired, I am
weak, I am worn. Through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the
light. Take my hand, precious Lord; lead me home.
LaVerne L. Schaub, 81, of New Fane, passed away on Friday, April 5,
2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Polk with her family at
She was born on Nov. 29, 1931, in the town of Auburn, the daughter of
the late Norbert and Laura (Backhaus) Gatzke, and on May 1, 1954, she
was united in marriage to Lester Schaub at St. John Lutheran Church in
LaVerne was a member of St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Kewaskum. She had various jobs throughout her life with the latest being
at Serigraph. LaVerne enjoyed handiwork, especially knitting, crocheting
and counted cross stitch.
Those LaVerne leaves behind to cherish her memory include her loving
husband of 59 years, Lester; four children, Karen (Barry) Lee, Connie
(John) Corrao, Mark (Peggy) Schaub and Laurie (Allen) Paul; seven
grandchildren, Angie Butzke, Chad (Tricia) Butzke, Carrie (Morgan)
Schaub, Michael Morton, Jeremy Gurholt, Kimberly (Michael) Paul and
Kayla (Marie) Paul; three great-grandchildren, Jordan Walker, Izabela
Butzke and Jax Butzke; a brother, Delmar (Anita) Gatzke; and other
relatives and friends.
A memorial service for LaVerne will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
April 9, 2013, at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum. The
Rev. Timothy Henning will officiate and burial of her cremains will be
in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in New Fane at a later date.
LaVerne’s family will greet relatives and friends at the church on
Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church
or to the charity of your choice are appreciated.
The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with LaVerne’s
arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at