Charlotte Ann Schaub

December 25, 1930 ~ December 5, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Charlotte Ann Schaub, 91, of Ipswich, South Dakota, passed away Monday, December 5, 2022, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Ipswich, SD, with Father Tim Cone officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at the church with a 7 p.m. liturgical wake service. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery following Mass. A time for fellowship and luncheon will be held at the Father Borman Parish Hall following the burial. Services will be livestreamed at under Charlotte's obituary.

Charlotte was born December 25, 1930, in Leola, South Dakota to William and Annie (Heihn) Lapka. She attended grade school in Kota Township and graduated from Leola High School in 1948. She attended Northern State Teachers College and taught in rural schools for five years.

She married Arthur Schaub on November 25, 1952, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Leola. They made their home on the farm northeast of Ipswich for 23 years and then in 1975 they moved to their current home near Ipswich, South Dakota. Together, they raised their family of five children.

Charlotte was a selfless and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother (known as the “Cookie Grandma”), and friend. She was known for her beautiful smile, kind, humble demeanor, and sense of humor. She dedicated her life to her family and took great joy in planning and cooking meals, baking (homemade cinnamon rolls and coconut cream pie), gardening, canning, golfing, dancing, walking around her trees, and playing cards. She enjoyed her whist and bridge clubs and more recently her many games with friends and family playing “Words with Friends” on-line.

Charlotte was a devout Catholic and modeled an idyllic example of her faith through her daily rosary and prayers. She was a member of the St. Monica Study Club for 54 years where she made life-long friendships. She was a member of the Holy Cross Parish for 70 years where she participated in the Holy Cross Altar Society, and taught CCD to the children of Holy Cross Parish. She had great trust in the Lord as evidenced by one of her favorite sayings, “What will be will be”.

Charlotte is survived by her four children: Marjorie (Scott) DiLorenzo, Omaha, NE; Dr. Phyllis Schaub, Laguna Beach, CA; Donna (Mark) Rath, Lakeville, MN; Dave Schaub, Ipswich, SD; daughter-in-law: Linda Schaub (Las Flores, CA); eleven grandchildren: Michael (Kathleen) DiLorenzo, Christopher (Ashley) DiLorenzo, Lauren DiLorenzo, Nicholas (Courtney) Grayden, Sarah (Jake) Essington, Katie Grayden, John Grayden, Jonathan (Jennifer) Rath, Matthew (Holly) Rath, Anna Rath, Austin Schaub, one step-grandchild Brian Jones; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband: Arthur E. Schaub; son, Arthur J. Schaub; parents, William and Annie Lapka; brother, LaVoid; sisters, Phyllis Burhenn and Lorraine Schense.

In lieu of flowers donations in Charlotte’s memory may be made to Black Hills Works Foundation, PO Box 2104, Rapid City, SD 57709 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Gifts, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38148-0142.

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