Edward (Eddie) Joseph Schaber Sr., Waupaca, age 82, passed away Saturday, February 21.
He was born November 1, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Anton and Rose (Schmitz) Schaber. He married Mary Katherine Zinn on July 4, 1953 in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. She preceded him in death on June 27, 2000. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca.
He is survived by special friend, Judy Laabs and her family: four children, Pamela (Donald) Chapel, Waupaca; Edward (Teresa) Schaber Jr., Wild Rose; Richard (Monica) Schaber, Hatley; and Linda (Gerald) Hanson, Waupaca; Bumpa to 12 grandchildren, Jodi (Daniel) Luterbach, Beau (Sara Williams) Kraus, Mark (Shay) Kraus Jr., Edward Schaber III, Ashley (Brandon Caves) Schaber, Rebeca Schaber, Marissa Schaber, Anna Schaber, Caleb (Bethe Croy) Hanson, Jasmine Hanson, Isaac Hanson, Colten Hanson, Great-Bumpa to two great-grandchildren, Nolan Krivos, Desirae Kraus, one sister, Virginia Ramsak, Brookfield; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Schaber, Milwaukee; Joanne Hartman, Waterford; Betsy Schreck, Greenfield; four brothers-in-law, Jim (Pat) Zinn, California; Bill (Giovanna) Zinn, California; David (Joyce) Zinn, Nevada; John Zinn. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two brothers, Bernie and Tony; one sister, Coletta; one son-in-law, Mark Kraus Sr.
A memorial mass will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2015 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Waupaca. Father Amalraj Roche will officiate. A memorial visitation will be held at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Military Honors following services. Burial of cremains will be in the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Cemetery in Waupaca at a later date. Ed was a veteran of the United States Army and a 55-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Ed’s name for the Saxeville/Springwater Fire/Rescue Department and the Long Lake Association. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences available at www.hollyfuneralhome.com