Donald Schabot


February 21, 1940 - March 12, 2020


Donald Schabot, 80, of Mitchell formerly of Stickney died, Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.  Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 17, at St. John's Catholic Church in Plankinton.  Burial will be in Mizpah Cemetery in Plankinton.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Monday at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Donald Lawrence Schabot was born February 21, 1940, to Lawrence and Mary (Samp) Schabot. He grew up on the family farm near Plankinton, with his older sister Catherine and younger sister Margaret. Don made his living driving nearly every kind of truck ever made.

He married the love of his life, Carol (Schroeder). They raised two daughters together, Deidre and Doralea, and later on adopted and raised a granddaughter, Jocinda. Together, they raised a number of other children, as their door was always open to anyone who needed a temporary parent or home.

Don was an avid hunter and, later on, fisherman. He tried trapping for a few years, and caught many farm cats and skunks, and once, a baby fox. He would often not shoot perfectly good deer if he saw them too early in the season as then he wouldn’t be able to keep hunting that year.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughters, Deidre, Doralea, and Jocinda; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and two sisters. He will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to share his life.


Monday, March 16, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Tuesday, March 17, 2020
10:30 AM
St. John's Catholic Church
308 E 3rd St
Plankinton, SD 57368


Mizpah Cemetery
Plankinton, SD

Posted by Scott Hansen on March 25, 2020
Sorry for your loss Don was a great man remember him taking me on my first deer hunt good times and good memories
Posted by Joe and Janice Schlimgen on March 16, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Donald Schroeder on March 15, 2020
I will remember hunting with Uncle Don always
Posted by Lee and Mo Merrell on March 14, 2020
Sorry for your loss. We are friends of Margaret Brown., Don's sister
Posted by Clinton Brown on March 14, 2020
He was a great man and well-loved. His absence in our lives will be felt deeply.
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