June Ella Schaben (June 18, 2018)

June Schaben photoDecember 4, 1955 ~ June 18, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
10:00 – 11:00 AM
St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Defiance, IA
(get directions)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
11:00 AM
St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Defiance, IA
(get directions)
Burial of ashes will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Defiance, IA

1 Daughter – Megan (Michael) Wolfe of Omaha, NE
6 Siblings – Steve (Karen) Schaben of Denison, IA
Rick (Laurie) Schaben of Harlan, IA
Randy Schaben of Carroll, IA
Tim Schaben of Harlan, IA
Neil (Barb) Schaben of Denison, IA
Jeanne (Dick) Bornhoft of Irwin, IA
1 Granddaughter – Bailey Wolfe of Omaha, NE
Nieces & Nephews
Other Relatives & Friends

June Ella Schaben, the daughter of Anthony Joseph and Ella Mae (Zimmerman) Schaben, Jr., was born on December 4, 1955, in Harlan, Iowa. A good student, she attended Manilla, Iowa, schools, and graduated with the Class of 1974. June continued her education at Ottumwa Heights College, Ottumwa, Iowa, where she majored in English and minored in Fine Arts. At this point in her life, June began to struggle with mental illness, with which she bravely dealt for the rest of her life. She lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa, for many years before moving to Harlan in 1997.

June was a practicing Catholic who served her family in Christ by cleaning at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan. She was a kind-hearted individual who was blessed with many friends. As a strong, resilient, and resourceful woman, June was generous with what she had. She loved baking for family and friends, and enjoyed shopping at thrift stores and garage sales.

June E. Schaben died on Monday, June 18, 2018, at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. She had reached the age of 62 years, 6 months, and 14 days.

June was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Pat Schaben; and one infant sister, Marie Schaben. She is survived by one daughter, Megan (Michael) Wolfe of Omaha, Nebraska; six siblings, Steve (Karen) Schaben of Denison, Iowa, Rick (Laurie) Schaben of Harlan, Iowa, Randy Schaben of Carroll, Iowa, Tim Schaben of Harlan, Iowa, Neil (Barb) Schaben of Denison, Iowa, and Jeanne (Dick) Bornhoft of Irwin, Iowa; one granddaughter, Bailey Wolfe of Omaha, Nebraska; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

The Memorial Mass was held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Defiance, Iowa, with Father Wayne Gubbels celebrating. EAnn Christiansen served as the musician. Burial of ashes was in the St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Defiance, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

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14 Responses to June Ella Schaben (June 18, 2018)

  1. David L Yankey says:

    Neil and Family Neal, it hurts me to hear of the loss of your sister . I don’t know your family well but knowing you I am sure she was a great person.

  2. Diane Stamp says:

    June was such a beautiful, caring woman who I had the privilege of calling my friend. Through our conversations, I got to know June as a thoughtful,strong, and truly determined woman who loved her family dearly.

    Fly high with the angels, June and watch over us until we meet again.

    Peace, love, and light,
    Diane Stamp

  3. Terri Zimmmerman-Frank says:

    With deepest sympathy for your family. God bless.
    Terri Lynne Zimmerman-Frank

  4. Michelle (Shelli Baker) Ring says:

    June was such a sweet, beautiful lady. Praying for her family and all who loved her during this difficult time. From the Bob and Pinky Baker family

  5. Sherri Sebern Vaughn says:

    Sorry for the families loss of June I have many memories of laughs with her and Judy Pauley in High School.

  6. Mark Goetzinger says:

    Rest in Peace June. Sympathy to the Schabens. Remember all the good times with her.

    Mark Goetzinger

  7. Shari Rutherford says:

    Sorry for your loss….

  8. Larry McCullough says:

    Our sympathy goes out to the Schaben family from Larry ,Bonnie and Alice McCullough, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. anonymous says:

    My condolences, and all of my love to you.

  10. Sympathy to the Schaban family,just know you have a angel in heaven

    Teri &John Everson

  11. Deb Henrich says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will truly miss her. She was a great lady.Deb

  12. Joan Rostermundt says:

    My deepest sympathies to the families. So hard to go through. Know that you have an angel in heaven!

  13. Linda Musich says:

    Duane and I are so sorry about losing your sister. We send our deepest sympathy to you both. Sending peace & comfort to you. Know that we are lifting you up in prayer. In Faith, Duane & Linda Musich ?✝️

  14. Sandra Gruhn says:

    sympathy to the Schaben family. May she rest in peace,now. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Sandi and Kent Gruhn

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