We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel
Charles R. Schubert, 86, of Darboy passed peacefully into reunion with God on June 15, 2022, due to injuries suffered in a fall. He is survived by his son Mark D. Schubert of Appleton, niece Michelle (Krebsbach) Severson of Markesan, and many good friends and former colleagues. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, MaryAnn E. "Mary Ann" (Krebsbach) Schubert, daughter Lori Ann Schubert, sister-in-law Karen Krebsbach, and father and mother-in-law Ambrose and Esther (Waldschmidt) Krebsbach.
Charles was born on January 16, 1936, to Frank J. and Alice M. (Culbertson) Schubert (later Alice M. Morrison), but raised primarily by his maternal grandmother, Nancy L. (McNamee) Culbertson. His siblings included four brothers, Allamander J. Schubert, George J. Schubert, Jack J. Schubert, and Lyle A. Schubert, one sister, Mary N. (Schubert) Hensler, and a half-brother, Milan C. Brookins.
Charles is believed to have been the first member of his extended family to earn a college degree. He worked to support himself while attending UW Oshkosh, where he received his bachelor's degree. After beginning his career as a teacher, he went on to obtain a master's degree from Cardinal Stritch University. Over the subsequent 53 years, Charles served as a teacher and administrator for schools across the state. His longest tenure was with Shattuck middle school in Neenah, where he was a special education teacher. After retiring from Shattuck, he continued to impact the lives of grade school students by accepting teaching positions at Holy Angels in Darboy and St. Mary's in Greenville.
Christian faith was important to Charles. He and Mary Ann were long time members of the Catholic Church, and became good friends with a number of people they met as members of the St. Mary parish in Appleton. To those around him, it was clear that the beliefs Charles held were reflected in his actions, as his life was filled with examples of service to others. Even on a pensioner's limited budget, he always made donations to a variety of causes, such as protection of animals (especially dogs and manatees), medical research, and feeding the hungry. He was even more generous with his time and energy. Among other things, he served as a long-time volunteer at St. Elizabeth hospital, helping surgical patients and their families, and for decades was also part of a team of weekend volunteers for the Salvation Army's food program, preparing and serving meals to the less advantaged.
As he was generally called by his many friends, Chuck truly was a "people person." His warmth and gentle spirit made it easy for others to appreciate the sincere interest he tended to show, and his playful nature, ever present sense of humor, and infectious smile often brightened their lives. In terms of interests, Chuck greatly enjoyed travel, whether day trips to local attractions or vacations to more distant destinations. He appreciated music, including an eclectic blend of rock and country artists, the a cappella singing group that Mary Ann and Lori performed and competed with, and the polka show he tuned to every Sunday morning. Most of all, he loved spending relaxed time with family and friends, especially if it involved going out to eat.
But as those who knew Chuck well can attest, he also possessed an uncommon degree of courage and depth of character, and the ability he showed to overcome significant challenges in his life served as a source of inspiration. His heart was always filled with humility and sincerity, and if he considered you a friend, he wanted to share in both the ups and the downs of your life. He expressed the love he felt for others openly and fearlessly, in a way that often moved them and sometimes changed them. He will be greatly missed, but he will also live on as a part of each of us whose lives he touched.
Friends are invited to join in a celebration of Chuck's life at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel, 606 Oneida St., Appleton, on Wed., June 22, with visitation starting at 5:00 pm, followed by a memorial service at 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers or contributions, should they desire, friends are instead requested to consider making a donation in Chuck's memory to the Fox Cities Salvation Army [https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/foxcities/], St. Labre Indian School [https://www.stlabre.org/], Save the Manatee Club [https://www.savethemanatee.org/how-to-help/], a local "no kill" animal shelter, or other charity of their choice.