Gary Alan Schaber
1946 - 2019
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1946 - 2019
Gary Schaber, 73, of Florissant, CO, passed away on November 4th after a painful battle with metastasized prostate cancer.
Gary was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI and spent his youthful summers at his grandmother's farm in Iola, WI. He enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduation from high school and spent 18 months in Vietnam. He was stationed at Fort Carson for the last few months of his service, where he fell in love with Colorado.
In 1983, he moved to Colorado permanently and never regretted it for one minute. Many may remember Gary as an avid buyer and seller of antiques and others may remember his years as the City Shuttle Driver in Cripple Creek. He volunteered every Labor Day Weekend for the 4 Mile Garage Sale and volunteered for years at Community Fellowship of Christians, most recently as the VP of the Board of Directors.
Gary was predeceased by his brother, Gordon, just this past summer. He is survived by his wife, Katy; his brother, Gene (Cathy) Schaber; his daughter, Stacy (Craig) McCutcheon; his stepson, Chace (Jennifer) Campbell; his stepdaughter, Katrina (Craig) Kirchoff; and his 4 grandchildren: Freeman and Bennett Campbell and Madeline and Ian Kirchoff. He is also survived by a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws who are scattered around the globe.
A memorial service will be planned for some time during the summer of 2020.

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Published in The Gazette on Dec. 4, 2019.
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December 18, 2019
Gary was a very dear friend of ours. We met about 17 years ago, when we became neighbors with him and Katy.
I can't tell you all of the great times we had in those years, but a lot of that time was spent fishing on 11 mile reservoir and having dinner together afterwards.
At our place after dinner, we go downstairs and watch TV. He loved American pickers! We also had a lot of great time at our campfires together.
Gary was always ready to help us with whatever it was that we needed help with at the time. He was very talented and creative, he could do just about anything.
We didn't get to see him much these last four years, since we moved to Michigan. We always thought he'd come our way and visit when they were on their antiquing trips and fish on our lake.
He truly is a wonderful soul and we believe he's sitting up there fishing on a big lake with Jesus.
We love you Gary, you will be immensely missed.
Barb and Cathy Johnson/Hasse
December 9, 2019
Gary, my cousin, middle son of my mother's sister: Thank you for your kindness to me over the years. I am thankful that you are safe and at peace and free of your terrible pain. The Earth misses your presence as do many of us. But I am confident that God has given you continued opportunities of service in the pure Love of His Presence. Katy, I have grown to love you as my cousin also and thank you for the life of love and joy you gave Gary.
Margaret Kuglin Borry
December 5, 2019
We were together in VN at 5th Maintenance Battalion in Vietnam.
Jim Woods
December 5, 2019
Mate, It's been an absolute honour to have you as my Friend. The shock at receiving Katy's email of your passing is indescribable. I will forever cherish the memories of the trip back to Vietnam with you. Rest In Peace Sir & Thank You for Your Service.
Scott D'Ornay
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