Wendell “Wheaties” Schrader, age 81, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Wednesday.
Wendell “Wheaties” Edwin Schrader was born on July 2, 1938, in Plato, Minnesota. He was the son of Edwin and Lenora (Heckmann) Schrader. Wendell was baptized on July 10, 1938, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota, and later was confirmed in his faith on April 6, 1952, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota. He received his education in Glencoe, Minnesota.
On February 18, 1962, Wendell was united in marriage to Kathryn “Kathy” Emich at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, Minnesota. Wendell and Kathryn made their home in Plato, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with three sons, Jeff “Porky”, James “Shimo” and Douglas. Wendell and Kathryn shared almost 58 years of marriage.
Wendell worked at Goebel Fixture Company in Hutchinson and Lepel Construction in Plato as a carpenter. He was an active member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato. Wendell was also a retired member of the Plato Fire Department.
Wendell enjoyed playing ball, fishing and hunting, especially turkey hunting in Eitzen, Minnesota. He loved driving through the countryside and family vacations at Lake Hattie. Family was very important to him and he treasured the time spent with them and his friends. Wendell took great pride in connecting people to make sure if he didn’t know you, he would know someone that did know you.
Wendell passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 7 days.
Wendell is survived by his;
Wife, Kathryn “Kathy” Schrader of Glencoe, MN;
Sons, Jeff “Porky” Schrader and his wife, Michelle,
James “Shimo” Schrader and his wife, Tammy,
Douglas Schrader and his special friend, Brenda Munsterteiger;
Grandchildren, Mitchell Schrader,
Cassidy Schrader and her special friend, Nick Powers,
Marissa Himple and her husband, Matthew,
Soon to be Great Grandchild;
Sister, Romane Ehrenberg;
Sisters-In-Law and Brother-In-Law, Diane Schrader,
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
Wendell was preceded in death by his Parents, Edwin and Lenora Schrader; Brothers, Donald Schrader, Warren “Butch” Schrader; Brothers-In-Law, Ronald Emich, Donnie Hoese, Duane Ehrenberg; Sister-In-Law, LuAnn Emich.