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Milton Schauble

October 19, 2021

Milton Schauble peacefully passed away at home in Post Falls on October 10, 2021, of congestive heart failure. A Funeral Mass with a Military Funeral Honors Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 22, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 919 East Indiana Street, Coeur d'Alene.

Inurnment with his late wife, Catherine, will be held at 2:30 p.m. October 29, at St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery, East Sherman Avenue and South 23rd Street, Coeur d'Alene.

Milt was born June 15, 1925, in Fayette, North Dakota, the second son of eight boys and one girl to Robert C. and Mary Schauble.

After moving to St. John, Washington in 1937, graduating one year early from St. John High in 1944, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served in the Leyte, South Philippines Liberation. He received the Philippines Liberation Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal and Victory Medal.

He attained the rank of staff sergeant and was an expert sharp shooter with a carbine or an MM M-1 rifle. He received his honorable discharge in August, 1946, and attended Gonzaga University in Spokane for two years while working part time for J. C. Penney Company.

In September, 1948, his aspiration to become a CPA was abandoned to start a career with the JC Penney. This was when he met Catherine (Cathy) who, at the time, was employed at another JC Penney store.

They married on June 24, 1950, at St. Aloysius Church in Spokane.

Milt and Cathy moved to Missoula in 1952, then to Bonners Ferry in 1959, where Milt managed the JC Penney store for 39 years, retiring in 1985. They raised nine children; two sons followed by seven daughters born between 1951 and 1968.

In 1992 Milt and Cathy moved to Post Falls. In their retirement years, they enjoyed traveling and spending time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Milt was an Honorary Life member of the Knights of Columbus, which he served for decades with honor and distinction. He was also a faithful member in the American Legion and served on numerous committees and boards, always willing to lend a helping hand where needed.

He held a deep devotion to God and the Catholic Faith. Strong morals, integrity and work ethics embodied his everyday life. This was evidenced by a lifetime full of community service and selfless dedication to serve others.
A good and decent man with a kind and gentle spirit who touched so many and was admired by all. His friendly smile and engaging manner was the icing on the cake.

Milt was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Catherine, in August 2020, his parents, sister Elizabeth (Ray) Delong; brothers John, William, Don, Philip, Rollin and Albert (Betty) Schauble, brothers-in-law Bryan, Wilson, Bernard, Delbert and Stanley Hobbs, sisters-in-law Evelyn, Bessie, Hazel, Beulah and June, son-in-law Duane Primozich, grandson Michael Kendall Schauble and great-granddaughter Ashley Marie Schauble.

Milt is survived by sons David and Jeffrey, daughters Christine, Elizabeth, Victoria, Margaret (Bill Thibeau), Mikele (Paul Bruner), Becky and Rachelle (Todd Smith), brother Joe (Carolyn), brother-in-law Duane (Bobbi) Hobbs, sisters-in-law Maureen, Dorothy and Colleen, 21 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church.

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