Bette Schaub, 1927-2016

Published 10:44 am Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Memorial services for Bette E. Schaub of Fairmont, formerly of Albert Lea, will be at 11 am, Saturday at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea. Visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Bette passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is in charge of arrangements.

Bette Schaub

Bette Schaub

Betty Elaine (Branby) Schaub was born on Oct. 4, 1927, in Superior, Wisconsin, the daughter of Gerhard and Esther (Helland) Branby. She lived her childhood in Glenwood, graduating from Glenwood High School in 1945.

On  April 12, 1946, Bette was united in marriage to Gerald R. Schaub in Glenwood. They would have five children: Gary, Nancy, Mark, Randy and Dawn. Bette and Ged would live in Glenwood and Morris but spent most of their adult lives in Albert Lea.

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Bette held jobs as a telephone operator, retail sales, dairy store manager, food supervisor and cook. She was also a stay-at-home mother until her children could attend school. Bette held her position as a cook at the Elk’s Club in Albert Lea until finally retiring for the last time at 80 years old.

Bette was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Women’s Auxiliaries and the Eagles and Elks Clubs in Albert Lea. When her children were in school, she taught Sunday school at First Lutheran Church, and later, Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. In her spare time, Bette enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino. She loved flowers, plants and her pets. Bette was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Gary Schaub and wife, Shirley, of Fairmont, Randy Schaub and wife, Shari, of Danube and Dawn Boelke of Clinton, Mississippi; grandchildren Tari-jean Vullo, Laura Moorman, Damien Schaub, Carrie Anne Schaub, Troy Boelke and wife, Bree, Heather Boelke, Kelsi Hassan and husband, Mahad, Madison Schaub and Griffin Schaub; great-grandchildren William and Brandon Moorman and Chloe and Jaxson Schaub; great-great-grandchild, Emily Moorman; brother, Harland “Babe” Branby, and wife, Loree, of Lodi California; daughter-in-law, Marie Schaub; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Bette was preceded in death by her parents Gerhard and Esther Branby; mother and father-in-law Fred and Louise Schaub; her husband, Gerald, in 1993; daughter, Nancy Krause; son, Mark Schaub; brothers Manferd, Donald and Garfield “Booben” Branby; her sister, Wanda Miller; brothers-in-law Charles, Wendell, Kenneth, Warren, Donavon and Richard Schaub; and sisters-in-law Geneva Otto, Esther Weisgram and Julia Frederick.

Blessed be her memory.