Laura A. Schaben

Laura A. Schaben, 101, of Garner passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022, at Concord Care Center in Garner.

A memorial mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 14, 2022, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner with Rev. Fr. Andrew Marr officiating. Burial will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, October 15th at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Cataldo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Laura Ayers Schaben, the daughter of Fred and Leola (Miller) Ayers, was born November 4, 1920, in Winnetoon, Nebraska. She graduated from Verdigre High School in Nebraska with a teaching certificate and taught in the rural schools near her home. On October 15, 1945, she was married to Hubert Schaben at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Verdigre. They lived in Omaha where they raised their two daughters, Patricia and Jody. Laura was employed at Northern Natural Gas in Omaha in the tax department until her retirement. After Hubert passed away in 1975, she remained in Omaha until moving to Garner in 1983. Laura enjoyed reading and was a wonderful seamstress.

She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America.

Laura is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Putz of Dewey, AZ and Jody (Phil) Garland of Garner; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a brother, Willard Ayers; a sister-in-law, Patricia Ayers; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hubert; brothers, Howard, Edward and Fred Ayers; and sister, Benita Mangimelli.


Cataldo Funeral Home

760 Center Avenue

Garner, IA  50438

PH:  641-923-2841

FAX:  1-888-810-8495

Email:  [email protected]



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