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John “Jack” Richard Schable, Sr., age 89 of Winsted, MN, formerly Minneapolis, MN, passed away March 12, 2023 at the VA Home.

He was born on January 8, 1934 in Minneapolis, MN to John F. and Gertrude C. (Lucas) Schable. He grew up in South Minneapolis and graduated from DeLaSalle High School with the class of 1952.

Not long after high school, he enlisted to serve in the United States Air Force. He was inducted on January 15, 1953 and proudly served until his honorable discharge on January 14, 1957.

Jack was joined in marriage to Jane Greene in 1958. After living in the Cities most of their lives, the two decided to move out to the small farm town of Winsted, MN following Jack’s retirement. They fell in love with the close-knit community and made it their home the last 20 years.

Jack was a sports enthusiast; he especially enjoyed the Vikings and watching baseball. His great story telling and sense of humor was unmatched. Jack was kind, always helpful, and known for his generous heart. He was a devoted member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Jack is preceded in death by his wife, Jane; great-granddaughter, Emma; brother, Dick; and his parents.

He is survived by his son, John; daughter, Mary Sletton; grandchildren, Angie, Maria, Kaitlyn, Kassidy, and McKenzie; several great-grandchildren; sister, Sherry Shable; and many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, Minnesota. Interment with military honors will take place at Holy Trinity Cemetery following the Mass.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted, MN. Online condolences for the family may be directed to



3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Laurie smith

    Jack, you were a character, I will never forget about what happened when we first met!
    I miss you already!

  2. Members of Martin Krueger Post # 407

    Jack, it was a pleasure to meet you when you two first moved to Winsted. You were the nicest guy; and always with a smile and kind word. You were missed when you left Winsted, but we appreciate that you kept your membership with our Legion Post. We are honored to help provide your well-deserved military funeral honors for you this Friday. Go Air Force!

    “I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth … put out my hand and touched the face of God.” – John Gillespie Magee

  3. Reid Anderson

    I have many fond memories of Jack, working together for several years at Dahl & Curry. We both celebrated 2 World Series championships, 1987 and 1991.

    Although it has been 25 years since we last saw each other, I always had a wonderful time hanging out with a guy 22 years older than me. He was a good friend.

    RIP Jack!


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