Paul E. Schaub, 68, of Brownstown, passed away November 1, 2015 at his home.
Services for Mr. Schaub will be held at 11:00am, Friday, November 6, 2015 at Liberty Christian Church, rural Brownstown with Bishop Suey officiating. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00pm, Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Liberty Christian Church, rural Brownstown and also 1 hour prior to services at the church Friday. Following services the family will hold a private burial at a later time. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia. Online condolences available at
Paul was born July 31, 1947 in Vandalia, the son of Evert L. and Ruby C. (Wehrle) Schaub. He served in the US Army Sept. 1966-Sept. 1968 and married Rebecca “Becky” Kern on September 19, 1976. Paul worked for Caterpillar over 11 years, he was an independent welder for 25 years, and he welded some recognizable pieces here in Fayette County, including the Kaskaskia Supply Dragon and the stage that hosts the Fayette County Fair’s Pageant and Talent Show. He later worked as a Road Maintainer for the State of Illinois for 15 years before retiring in 2014.
He is survived by his wife Becky of Brownstown; sons John Schaub and wife Jacy of Brownstown, and Mark Schaub and wife Erin of Brownstown; daughter Staci and husband Jay Carroll of Vandalia; brothers Dan and Jason Schaub both of Tomball, TX; sister Sandy Calhoun of Decatur, IL; grandchildren Brooke Kistler, Nathan, Cade, & Mason Schaub, Cole Horner, Levi, Jacob, & Annley Schaub.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leon Schaub and sister Sharon Seward.