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David Schrader

Apr 15, 1964 - Nov 17, 2022


David Schrader of DeKalb, IL was born on April 15, 1964 and passed away November 17, 2022 at the age of 58. He attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan South High School and continued his education at UW-Milwaukee earning his master’s degree in physics and at UW-Madison obtaining a double bachelor’s degree in math and physics. During his working years he was employed as a hydrologist. David enjoyed sports photography, science fiction, and was a big fan of the roller derby.
David is survived by his siblings, Tony Schrader and Anna (Gregory) Lorenz as well as extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Mildred Schrader; grandparents Helen and Arno Schrader and maternal grandparents.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in David’s name.


Date: Friday Nov 25, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Friday Nov 25, 2022
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Jeff Wallace

It's hard to imagine a world without Dave. He never hesitated to lend a hand to make it better. His enthusiasm, wit, and humanity brought out the best in us. We'll miss you.

Jon Hortness

I had the pleasure of working with Dave in DeKalb between 2007 and 2015. I always appreciated his no-nonsense approach to the work and his extremely valuable knowledge and insights. He was always willing to help others do their jobs better. I hadn't seen Dave in a couple of years, but I will miss him. - Jon Hortness (USGS)

Owen Peoples

This is hard. One of the things to which I looked forward, when I scheduled IT trips to the DeKalb office, was talking with Dave. This was always fun, interesting and educational ... for me. We'd always end up discussing military history. He had just retired before my last office visit; he was greatly missed, even then. Know that my wife and I will be praying for David's family and friends. -Owen

Mary Beth Lamb

Anna and Tony you were all part of growing up in my childhood. David was always gentle and kind and smart. I am sure you will miss your brother. My deepest sympathy. Mary Beth Lamb (Kiefer)

Jeff Dobrzynski

Thank you for being you. You will sorely be missed. I love you man.

Mary Comeau

Hi Anna and Tony, It's a sad day for you two and all the families who new Dave. My biggest memories of Dave, when we were younger coming over to your house for Christmas. We would go to the basement and Dave was so excited about his drum set that he got and he would show me and play drums. We would let the adults sit upstairs as we would go down and have fun talking and playing. I just got back in contact with him this year and it was great to hear all the things he was doing and all the facebook pictures. You both with be in my heart as you go through the next couple of days. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Hope you both see this and keep intouch it's been so many years. God Bless, your cousin Mary

Jill Tikkun

Our family appreciated the amazing photos, but even more so the kind-hearted person you were to everyone. I enjoyed our time talking comics, derby rules, saving tips, and just generally being with you. You are missed by many.

Shannon Stone

Dave, you were one of a kind. Your generous spirit and unlimited kindness was always appreciated by so many. The world is a better place because of you.

Central WSC

Our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Dave Schrader. He was an excellent human and will be dearly missed.

Perry Draper

It was great working with Dave over the years. He shared his knowledge in the workplace freely and was a great colleague over the years. I will miss his jovial disposition when we got together. God bless his family and friends.

Amy Gahala

I am going to miss seeing you at my roller derby games, snapping pictures, or at our practices testing out your new camera or video equipment. You were always so kind and always strived to be super helpful. I could always count on you for help, both at work, in roller derby, or just about anywhere if I asked. Your generosity and full support of humanity is something I will strive to meet to your example. I miss you and will always remember you. Thank you, friend and colleague, for being authentically you.

Virginia V. Tilton

Thank you for all the memories

Shawn Cutshaw

It was a pleasure to be a friend and co-worker of yours for so many years. Thank you.