Schabo, Mildred M.
Mildred M. Schabo, age 89, was called home by our Lord and Savior, to join Howie in heaven on Sunday, April 21, 2013. She was born to Edward and Emma (Wendt) Willenkamp, on June 4, 1923 in the Town of Center. She was united in marriage to Howard Schabo, on January 10, 1942. They celebrated 70 years of marriage prior to his death in 2012. She was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Town of Center, where she was baptized, confirmed and married. Over the years she served as a Sunday school teacher, member of the Ladies Aid and helped clean church. She helped on the farm and was formerly employed at Kimberly-Clark (Midtec) retiring in 1987. She always had to be busy and loved to clean, bake and garden.
Millie is survived by; 3 daughters: Bev (Don) Wichman, Appleton; Sandy Vaughan, Waupaca; Pat Schabo, Appleton, and dear family friend, Judy Weigman, Appleton. 6 grandchildren: Mike (Kristy) Wichman; Michelle (Fathy) Majadly; Amy (Jim) Plamann; Angie (Rich) Camps; Holly (Bob) Niemuth; Howie Vaughan. 12 great-grandchildren: Lindsey, Kailey, Ryan, Evan Wichman; Allie, Adam Majadly; Katie, Sam Plamann; Garrett, Maggie Camps; Cameron, Kylie Niemuth. 3 step grandchildren: Tammy (Jon) Vander Heyden; Tim, Tom Vaughan. 3 step-great grandchildren: Dana, Shayla Vaughan; Kaleb Vander Heyden. 1 sister: Marian Ashman; 3 sisters-in-law: Helen Witt, Bernice& Ethel Schabo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, son-in-law, Frank Vaughan, her parents, brothers and sisters-in-law: Harry & Helen, Emrow & Erdine, Marvin & Margaret Willenkamp; sister and brothers-in-law Irma & Harold Rusch; Eldo Ashman.
Brothers in-law: Harry, Robert, Lester Schabo and Lloyd Witt; sister-in-law, Gladys Schabo Brum.
The funeral will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 26, 2013, at St John Ev. Lutheran Church, N3505 State Rd. Hwy 47, Appleton, WI, with Revs. Jeffrey Suhr and Micah Martin officiating.
Friends may call at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond St., Appleton , Thursday, April 25, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and again at the church Friday morning, from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Funds have been established for St. John Ev. Lutheran Church & Fox Valley Lutheran High School.
The family wishes to thank the Theda Care hospice staff, especially Todd, for their care and concern, and the staff at Carolina Manor.