Riley Louis Schaub, 89, formerly of Lincoln, IL passed away on February 18, 2018, at the Charleston House Memory Care in Beaver Dam, WI.
Riley was born on July 22, 1928, in Logan County, IL; son of Louis Edward and Martha Elizabeth (Britten/Emmons) Schaub. He was united in marriage to Lillian Elaine Bishop on May 21, 1950, in Omaha, NE. She preceded him in death on May 19, 2014.
Riley worked for Pyle Construction before becoming the Owner/Operator of his own HVAC business, “Riley’s Heating and Electric” in McPherson, Kansas. During those years in McPherson, Riley and Lillian loved entertaining family, friends, and the students of Central Christian College, where Lillian was employed. Together they would play games or relax while boating at the lake. Riley and his family were very active in the McPherson Free Methodist Church where Riley served as a Board Member, Sunday School teacher and Usher. Riley and Lillian were also Class Sponsors, Share Team Leaders and served on various committees for Central Christian College, where Riley also donated much of his time servicing the buildings. After retiring, Riley and Lillian moved to Aurora, MO where they continued to entertain family and friends… especially trips to Branson, MO. They enjoyed assisting in the local church and making new friends. All through his career, Riley enjoyed designing and constructing steeples for area churches as one of his favorite hobbies.
Riley never knew a stranger… only friends he hadn’t met yet, and he never turned down an opportunity to help someone in need. Riley’s life, his character, and his love for family and friends was a constant reflection of his personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Surviving Riley are his children: Bonnie (Jack) Egan of Elkhart, IN and Randy (Judy) Schaub of Beaver Dam, WI; grandchildren: Matthew (Jamie) Lehl, Mary (Benji) Oswald, Ryan (Jodie) Schaub, Jordan Schaub, Bill (Kat) Egan, and Chris Egan; great grandchildren: Finn, Briar, and Follie Lehl, Thomas and Nathan Oswald, Lenox Egan, Haydn, Riley, Hudson, Reed and Izaac Schaub, Zeke and Kya Mistark; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Earl Emmons and Paul Schaub.
Services for Riley will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Pastor Greg Wooten officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service also at the funeral home. Burial at Zion Cemetery will follow the service, followed by a luncheon provided by Hope Chapel, 2501 Woodlawn Road, in Lincoln.