Wes Schaub, ChamberlainWes Schaub, 61, Chamberlain died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his home after a seven-year battle with cancer.
Wes Schaub, 61, Chamberlain died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his home after a seven-year battle with cancer.
He was born on Aug. 17, 1951.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Church of Christ, Chamberlain. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Chamberlain.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hickey Funeral Home, Chamberlain.
Wesley F. “Wes” Schaub was born in Chamberlain to Donald and Joyce (Peterson) Schaub.
He lived his entire life in Chamberlain, graduating from Chamberlain High School in 1969.
During high school, Wes worked at Kulm Laundry. After high school, he attended the South Dakota School of Mines and worked for the S.D. Highway Department. In 1973, he began his 34-year career with Northwestern Energy.
On March 31, 1973, Wes was united in marriage to Renee Homan and to this union three sons were born: Ryan, Nate, and Adam.
In 2007, Wes underwent major surgery for cancer and his health forced him to retire.
Utmost, Wes was a man of faith. When his cancer returned for the third time in 2011, requiring the amputation of his left leg, he never gave up. He continued to be an inspiration to everyone who knew him.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and took great pride in preserving the land for wildlife — a legacy he left to his boys.
He was an active member of United Church of Christ, where he served on the diaconate board, trustees and chaired the Missions Board. He served nine years on the Chamberlain School Board, two of them as president.
He served 12-plus years on the city planning commission, where he developed a new comprehensive plan and new planning and zoning ordinances. He was a past member of Ducks Unlimited, Jaycees and Chamber of Commerce board.
Wes was a founding member and supporter of Chamberlain Baseball Association and was actively involved in the VFW State Tournament hosted by Chamberlain.
In 1999, his son, Adam’s, team won the tournament with Wes as the assistant coach. He coached and mentored many youth in baseball and basketball.
Wes was a very proud grandpa to his only grandchild, Brynn, whom he adored and had a very special relationship.
Gratefully sharing in his life are his wife, Renee, Chamberlain; three sons: Ryan and wife Andrea, Oacoma; Nate, Mitchell; and Adam, Cape Coral, Fla.; his beloved granddaughter, Brynn; and numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Preceding him in death were his father, Don; his mother, Joyce; sister, Dee; daughter-in-law, Mallika; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.