He was born June 19, 1950, at St. Anthony Hospital in Sabetha, the son of Bernard Dale and Alice Jane Sterns Schaible. He graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1968 and attended Highland Community College, Kansas State University and Washburn University.
John was married to Janet Boos on June 30, 1996. He spent his entire life on the family farm near Fairview and was known for having a generous heart and for his love of his many dogs over the years.
Survivors are his brother James (Jeannie) of Kansas City, Mo.; a niece, Eva Schaible of San Francisco, Calif.; and nephews, Collin Schaible of Sydney, Australia, and Aidan and Nicholas Schaible of Kansas City, Mo.
John was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Una Schaible; and his nephew, John Connor Schaible.
A Celebration of John’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the United Church of Christ in Fairview with Pastor Shane Spangler officiating. The family will meet with friends after the services. A mass in John’s honor will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Sacred Heart Church in Sabetha.
Memorial contributions are suggested for the Brown County Humane Society or the Fairview-Walnut Volunteer Firefighters in care Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th St., Hiawatha 66434, who is assisting the family with the arrangements.
The Sabetha Herald 2/14/2018