Donald L. Schrader

ESCANABA – Donald L. Schrader, 84, of 1317 N. 22nd St., Escanaba, passed away, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. He was born June 27, 1928, in Escanaba and was the son of Martin and Edna (Maloche) Schrader.

Donald married the former Catherine S. Britz on Nov. 13, 1954, in Escanaba and she preceded him in death on June 5, 1998.

Donald was employed at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad for 37 years as a carpenter until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed collecting things, fixing them up and reselling them. Donald was a gifted carpenter and liked to construct windmills.

Donald L. Schrader is survived by his son, Donald (Diane Price) Schrader Jr. of Escanaba; daughters, Janet (Laura Irish) Schrader of Manton, Mich., Debra (William) Brunette of Gladstone, Donna (Steve Forton) Schrader of Escanaba; stepson, Francis Townsend of Escanaba; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren, brother, Daniel (Dolly) Schrader of Ferndale, Mich.; sister, Doris Cmejila of Perronville; and several nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Catherine.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Donald L. Schrader will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Father Emmett Norden officiating. A luncheon will be served following the funeral services at the Calvary Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Burial will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery.

The Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at