Francis “Frank” Schaub

Francis “Frank” Schaub
Date of Birth: July 28, 1934
Died on: July 20, 2020

Francis “Frank” Schaub, 85, of Aberdeen, SD, died Monday, July 20, at Avera Mother Joseph Manor, Aberdeen.

Francis “Frank” Joseph Schaub was born July 28, 1934, in Ipswich, SD to Francis B. Schaub and Anna (Polt) Schaub. He graduated from Ipswich High School in 1952 and worked for a year on the farm with his brother, Roger. He then attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minnesota and graduated with honors in 1956.

He was drafted during peacetime in 1957 and served in active duty with the US Army Medical Corps caring for two infantry divisions at Ft. Lewis, WA. He was discharged on April 4, 1959, and married Marjory Kean at Tacoma, WA on April 11, 1959. They were married for 49 years before his wife died in 2008.

He practiced chiropractic for 20 years, in Austin MN with his brother, August, and then in Waseca, MN and Mankato, MN. Frank owned 50 rental properties and designed and built his own chiropractic clinic while in Mankato.

The summer of 1977, he moved his wife and five children to Aberdeen, SD, closer to his hometown of Ipswich. He purchased a 40-acre hobby farm and over the years he cared for horses, sheep and bottle-fed calves. Frank was most proud of his firewood business which he operated for more than 40 years. He said people burned his wood because it brings peace, love and joy. He lived by the motto: “Don’t let anyone take your joy away!”

He is survived by his daughter, Suzanne (Terry) Wilhelmi of Black Hawk, SD; daughter-in-law, Pei Schaub of Los Gatos, CA; and sons Paul Schaub of Sidney, NE; Daniel (Ann) Schaub of Falls Church, VA; and Patrick (Stacy) Schaub of Kansas City, MO; 14 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sisters, Fran Walz of Springfield, MO and Ellen Wethington of Minneapolis, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjory; son, John Schaub; sisters, Clareann Schaub, Mabel Kub, Florence Krueger; and brothers, Roger, August and Arthur.


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