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Lyle E. Schaben

7/27/2014

Lyle E. Schaben, 89, Great Bend, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.

Lyle E. Schaben, 89, Great Bend, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.

He was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Bazine to John and Verda (Ryersee) Schaben. He was a graduate of Bazine High School.

He married Nathalie J. Borger on Feb. 15, 1947, in Bazine. She preceded him in death June 22, 2012. He was raised on the family farm. He began farming as a young man, and he and his wife raised their family in the house built by his father. He retired from farming when they moved to Great Bend in 2005, due to health reasons. He also worked as a relief pumper for Cities Service/Citgo, beginning in 1965, retiring after 26 years.

He was a member of Bazine United Methodist Church and served 27 years on the Bazine Coop Grain and Supply board of directors.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Schaben and wife, Connie, Hays; two daughters, Yolanda Schaben and husband, Johnny and Patti Amerine and husband, Martin, all of Great Bend; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alva Schaben and Wayne Schaben; and a grandson, Gregory Schaben.

Services were Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend; burial in Bazine Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Gentiva Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.bryantfh.net.