Joseph E. “Joe” Schrader, 91, Oskaloosa, died Nov. 18, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
He was born May 14, 1920, at Holden, Mo., the son of Joseph Charles and Mary Irma Duncan Schrader.
He was a 1937 graduate of De LaSalle Academy High School in Kansas City, Mo., and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 8th Armored Division in the European Theater of Operations until 1945.
He was a member of the Larner-Segraves American Legion Post No. 36 in Oskaloosa.
He earned a B.A. degree in agronomy from Kansas State University in 1948. He joined the Soil Conservation Service in Oskaloosa, where he retired in 1975 after 27 years.
He was a member of the Alpha Zeta Alumni Association, the KSU Alumni Association, and St. Theresa Catholic Church in Perry.
He married Clara Vanek Schrader Nov. 15, 1952, at Topeka. She survives at home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Deborah Lamphier, Rock Island, Ill.; two sons, Daniel Schrader, Federal Way, Wash., and David Schrader, Oklahoma City, Okla.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Mr. Schrader bequeathed his body to the Kansas University Medical Center.
A Memorial Mass of Resurrection will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at St. Theresa Church in Perry.
Memorials can be made to St. Theresa’s Church or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America and sent in care of the Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066.
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