Joane ‘Marie’ Schabacker


Joane "Marie" Schabacker, 93, died on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Generations Nursing Home in Byron. She was born on March 5, 1929 in Rockford the daughter of Maynard and Evelyn (Baxter) Troxell. She married Orval Schabacker on May 31, 1947, he preceded her in 1999.  Marie loved and enjoyed raising her family and the time shared with them. She loved sewing and making quilts. Her family all have a knitted afghan made from her loving hands.

She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Jeanette Miller, son-in-law Robert Miller, sister Helen Windland, grandsons John Kusnierz and Troy Keip, and daughter-in-law Diana Schabacker.

Survived by her four children: Eugene (Karen) Schabacker, Kerry Schabacker, Brian (Cindy) Schabacker and Joane (John) Knoll; 13 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Monday, Sept. 12 from 9-10:50 a.m. at the Unger Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St., Rochelle. Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. on Monday with Pastor Dave Rogula officiating. Burial at Lawnridge Cemetery. Guest book at www.ungerhorner.com    

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