Christine A. “Chris” Schabow, age 68 of Appleton, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2021, with her family by her side, from complications from heart surgery. Chris was born November 4, 1952, daughter of Joseph and Elaine (Gosz) Zeegers. She married Leon Schabow on April 14, 1973, and shared 48 years together.
Chris graduated from Appleton East in 1971 and over the years worked at Circus World, One Potato Two, and Papa Murphy’s Pizza with her sister Kathy. She loved to read books and take the occasional trip to casinos or have coffee get-togethers with family and friends.
She will be greatly missed by her husband: Leon Schabow; two sons: Steven (Christina) Schabow and Kevin Schabow. The loves of her life were her grandchildren: Logan, Autumn, Nolan, and Scarlett Schabow, whom she loved playing card games with.
Her siblings are Robert Zeegers, Kathy (Chuck) Spoehr, Jeff Zeegers, Nancy Wimberger, Paula Mueller and Kurt, Matt Zeegers and Lu, and Andy (Shelly) Zeegers. Chris is also survived by her brothers-in-law: Brian (Kristine) Schabow, Russell Berggren, Tom Hurley, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, mother-in-law Jean Karweick, father-in-law Gordon Schabow, step father-in-law Richard Karweick; sisters Linda Hurley and Jean Berggren; a brother Mark Zeegers; and a brother-in-law Cyril Wimberger.
The Christian Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 1. 2021, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, located at 129 S. Mason Street. Rev Jon Kuske will officiate, and interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Friday afternoon from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. A memorial fund has been established for St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to ThedaCare Medical Care Center in Neenah as well as to Bellin Hospital ICU in Green Bay for their great care they gave Chris and the great comfort they gave to the family. We will always remember your kindness.