Mary Ellen Schrauben, age 78, of Portland, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018. She was born February 2, 1940, the daughter of George J. and Iola K. Lehman. Our beautiful mother has gone to be with dad. She was the pillar of our family, showed us how love and laugh, gamble and play cards. Mom was the truest sports fan ever. GO BLUE. The world is a better place because of her. We will miss you.
Preceding Mary Ellen in death are her parents; husband, LaVern in 1998; daughter, Ann in 2000; sister, Beverly Mellstead; and many in-laws. Surviving are her children, Ben Schrauben, Mary Schrauben, Connie (Dart) Parsons, Lisa (Robert) Reimbold, Julie (Thomas) Moyer, Paul (Sara) Schrauben, LaVern (Cynthia) Schrauben, Jr., and Lori (Daniel) May; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, George (Georgia) Lehman, Thomas (Linda) Lehman, Barb (Ronald) Foote, and Larry (Noura) Lehman; and sisters-in-law, Gertrude Dilley, Marie Schrauben, and Lorie Schrauben; her dog, "Chewy: also known as Chewbacca.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Alber at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 23, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland. The rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.