Mary Louise Schaub


Mary Louise Schaub, 70, of Lake Leelanau, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at home while surrounded by her loving family.
Mary was born May 11, 1949 in Suttons Bay, the daughter of Paul and Helen (Sylt) Schaub. On May 13, 1972 at St. Mary's of Lake Leelanau, she married the love of her life, Melvin "Mel" Schaub, who survives.
Mary was truly special in her depth of endless kindness. Whether you were family, friends, her children's friends or a neighbor from down the street, you were welcome in her home. Mary was the heart that held the family tightly together. She enjoyed bringing the family and friends together with love, laughter and food, especially during the holidays.
Tradition and spending time with those she loved was important to Mary, and you could see it in her everyday life. Every morning, while having their breakfast and coffee, she and Mel would play Kings in the Corner. Every year in October, she and Mel took the family up to the Upper Peninsula for a family vacation, something her children remember fondly. She'd have early lunches with her friends and regular trips to play bingo or visit the casino.
Mary loved the outdoors, and you could often find her tending to her flowers and her beautiful garden. When it came time for morel mushroom hunting, Mary had a gift for finding them, and her basket was usually full. She also loved playing cards and was always ready for a game of euchre.
Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend, and shall be missed dearly.
In addition to her loving husband, Mel, Mary is survived by her children, Leo Schaub, Tom (Lin) Schaub, Lisa (Steve) Wagner, Raymond (Tara Couturier)Schaub and Eddie Schaub; her siblings, Eva Blohm, Jenny McAulay, Bernard (Betty) Schaub, David Schaub and Elizabeth (Don Mack) McNeil; her grandchildren, Cody and Asher; her adopted in love grandchildren, Emma and Genevieve; a dear sister-in-law, Ellie Schaub; her special friend, Ginger Petroskey; and her precious cats, Fluffy and Target.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Helen Schaub; her brothers, Jim, Philip, Fredrick and Norman; and her sisters-in-law, Carol Schaub, Joann Schaub and Wilma Schaub.
Visitation is at St. Mary's Church in Lake Leelanau between 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, with the rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m. The Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., with the family greeting friends at 10 a.m., on Thursday, July 11, also at the church. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery will follow the Mass. Fr. Bryan Medlin will serve as celebrant.
Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Church, PO Box 340, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653; St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; and/or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.
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Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Leelanau.
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Diana Roubal
Jul 15, 2019
Dear Schaub family, I'm so sorry to read that Mary passed away. I'm so sorry for your loss. I've always known Mary as a sweet loving person. You are all in my prayers.
Greg & Tara Lamie
Jul 11, 2019
You are in our thoughts and prayers , Prayers to all families . She will be missed.
Sonny and Karen Schaub
Jul 10, 2019
Mel and Family -
We can’t believe our sweet Mary is gone. She was such a treasure and is missed so much already. She was a beautiful example of a good and Godly woman and we’re inspired to live better because of her. She soars now with the angels and we rest assured she has them all giggling a little. We’ll forever treasure all of the fun memories of her. We send our sincere sympathy.