Jane B. Schaubert
August 31, 1933 ~ September 15, 2023
Jane’s service can be viewed below starting at 2:00 PM Thursday, September 21, 2023.
Jane Belivia Schaubert was born on her family farm to John and Mildred Schoumaker on August 31, 1933. She worked on the family farm south of Chaseley, ND. Jane was 7 when her father unexpectedly passed away. She then went to live with her sister Esther & Art Emerson in Chaseley ND. Where she completed grade school. Jane paid her way through school by babysitting her niece and nephew. She always worked her way through life. She held multiple jobs like buying and testing cream from farmers for the Chaseley grocery store. She also worked at the Bowden School in the kitchen and assisted Coach Neil Arntzen with the football and basketball teams. Jane was not all work; she was a well-rounded student as well. She was a cheerleader, played in the band, sang in the choir, and played on the basketball team. She was elected Class President in 1950 and went on to graduate with honors in just 3 years from the Bowden High School in 1951.
Jane moved to Fargo where she worked at Fairmount Foods Creamery for 10 years as cashier and accountant, managing financial operations for five stores. Jane married Norman Schaubert in 1954, her partner in life for nearly 69 years. They went on to have three kids: Denise (Wik) Schaubert, David Schaubert, and Darian Schaubert.
Jane worked as a sales associate at Herbst and worked at the Conoco Asphalt Plant. Her job involved managing contracts and coordinating deliveries to local contractors building North Dakota State roads and the paving of the first NDSU football field. Jane assisted with the very first American Diabetes Association bike ride which raised a lot of money for a cure for kids with Type 1 diabetes. She did this for 14 years, after their youngest son was diagnosed with diabetes in 1972. This later became a statewide and national event.
Jane was a dedicated mother and tireless volunteer. She taught Sunday school and helped with the church choir at First Lutheran Church. She also was a Cub Scout leader, Campfire Girsl leader, and 4-H leader, serving on many of their boards. She was a long time member of the board of the YWCA women’s shelter as well. She was also President of the Cass County Extension Service Homemakers Club.
Her passion was quilting. She was a charter member of the Quilters’ Guild of North Dakota, taught classes in quilting techniques, and was recognized by the Governor’s wife, Jane Sinner, for sewing the ND State Wheat Quilt which was displayed at the Governor’s Mansion and now is at the in ND Heritage Center. She made 100’s of Fire Station squares which were quilted as a tribute to Firefighters, displayed at Bonazaville in Fargo. Her work also included many quilts sent overseas through the church’s mission projects.
Jane was the last living member of her family. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Phillis Cusey, Esther Emerson, Helene Tate, Roselena Blanchford, Ethel Schoumaker, and Cecelia Stutzmann; two brothers: Henry and Hobert; and her parents. She is survived by her husband, Norman Schaubert; three children, Denise Wik, David (Allison) Schaubert, and Darian (Pam) Schaubert. They were blessed with five grandchildren, Rebecca Hansana (Wik), Michelle Schaubert, Lauren Hengel (Schaubert), Taylor Schaubert, Logan Schaubert and three great grandchildren, James Schaubert, Remi, and Rhett Hengel.