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Melvin R. Schrader

September 2, 1927 ~ February 14, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Melvin Schrader Obituary

Melvin R. Schrader, 95, of LaGrange, WI passed away on Tuesday, February 14 at Alden Estates in Jefferson, WI.

Melvin was born on September 2, 1927 in LaGrange, WI the son of Edwin and Alena (Knutson) Schrader. Melvin grew up on the family farm and after his schooling he would continue to work the family farm for a few years before purchasing his own farm. Melvin started as a dairy farmer with his father. He would continue to dairy farm after his father passed away and then later in his farming career, Melvin sold the cows and went to cash crop farming. He was a very hard worker and took pride in farming and providing for his family. Melvin was giving, friendly and just generally a happy man. On December 7, 1974 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, June Weigand at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Palmyra where Melvin was a lifelong member. Melvin and June would go on to enjoy many years together making wonderful memories. Melvin’s interests included good food, polka music, and he also enjoyed a nice Snickers bar. One of the highlights of Melvin’s later years was having the windmill on his farm restored. He was very pleased with the result and seeing the beauty restored to the windmill brought him a lot of joy. Melvin was a good man and he will be missed by those he leaves behind.

He is survived by: his wife of 48 years, June Schrader; his niece and nephews, Donna (Dennis) Scherer of Fort Atkinson, Glenn Jacobs of East Troy, John Jacobs of Janesville, and Steve Jacobs of Whitewater; his brother-in-law, Dave (Virginia) Weigand of Elkhorn; his brother-in-law John Weigand of Aldie, VA; and nieces and nephew, Jennifer Weigand of Fort Atkinson, and Sara (Jeff) Buising of Boca Raton, FL, and Mike Weigand of St. Peters, MO. Melvin is also survived by a number of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ethel.

Per Melvin’s wishes, no formal services will be held.

Memorials in Melvin’s honor may be made the St. Matthew Luther Church of Palmyra, WI.

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