Eugene A. Schubert 1922-2016
Our dearly loved Dad entered eternal life on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy A. Schubert
(2013), his parents Anthony and Susan, step-mother Clara, Sister Eleanor,
Brother Fr. Gerold, and beloved cousin Florence Schubert, in-laws: Dorothy
Schubert, Earl Whitman and Marc Flotte, and granddaughter Lauren
VanDyke. Eugene is survived by 6 children: Eugene Jr. (Patricia), Mary
Sue Swarthout (Richard), Dorothy Van Dyke (Don), Tony (Laurie), Bill
(Mary) and Gerri Schubert. He is also survived by a brother, Roger, and
sister, Virginia Whitman, along with 13 grandchildren; 10 great
grandchildren; and 24 nieces and nephews
Born in Chicago, Gene attended St. Ignatius High School and later obtained
a Business degree from DePaul University.
During WWII, Gene served as an artillery instructor in the Navy's Air Force
Division. He was married to Dorothy Hummert in 1947 at Holy Name
Cathedral in Chicago. In 1951 he moved to New Lenox with his wife and
two young children where he joined St. Jude's church and served as the first
president of St. Jude Parents Club in 1954. He remained
Active at the parish through many activities, most recently the Knights of
Columbus where he was a 4th degree knight. Eugene was also active at
Providence High School during its founding years; he was a member of the
Providence Advisory Board in the 1970s, and for many years an active
member of the Booster Club where he helped sell thousands of raffle
tickets, a tradition that he carried on into recent years with the Knights of
Columbus. Eugene was also active in civic activities in the 1970s and was a
New Lenox Village Trustee (1975-1979).
Professionally, Gene was a purchasing agent for Inland Steel for 42 years
before retiring in 1989.
After his retirement, Gene and his wife travelled extensively - often finding
friends and relatives to visit around the world.
Gene had a love of music and hospitality. He was a member of the St. Jude's
early choirs. He and his wife hosted countless family and friends at their
Home on Second Avenue where there was always song and refreshments.
An avid fisherman, Gene inspired an enduring family tradition of fishing
trips, bonding generations of Schubert men, nephews, & friends. The
ultimate family man, he cherished the women in his life, nurturing lasting
relationships and providing love and support. We are forever blessed with
his numerous examples of generosity, loyalty, and faith.