Richard H. Schrader, 89, born February 21, 1930, to the late Fred and Hattie (nee Hoffmann) Schrader in Staunton went to the Lord on January 31, 2020. He married Geraldine M Frahm on November 6, 1954, she proceeded him in death on October 12, 2016.
He started his work life with McDonald Douglass, now Boeing, and worked briefly on the railroad before going into the Navy for four years. After his enlistment, he returned to Staunton, married Geraldine Frahm and returned working for McDonald Douglass where he retired as a journeyman machinist.
Richard was very active with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, where he was the scoutmaster for troop 34 for many years, as well as the Explorer Scouts with the Piasa Indian Dancers. He had earned his Wood Badge training, received leadership training at Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, NM, enjoyed may summers with his boy scouts at summer camp, and received honors by The Boy Scouts of America with a statuette.
He enjoyed traveling and camping with his family every year, he was an EMT member of the first ambulance team in Staunton and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church where he had held many board positions.
He is survived by children, Patricia (James) Buse, Donald (Diane) Schrader, Merri Bogard, and Sherri (Richard “Rick”) Plan; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by his great-grandson, Ean Kruta.
Per his long time wish, his body has been donated to science. A memorial to celebrate his life will be held on February 8, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Church with a visitation taking place from 10 to 11 a.m. and services following at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kelly Mettis officiating. Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church or Staunton Area Ambulance/Fire Department.