Gary Schrader

Obituary of Gary Schrader

Gary Schrader, 72, of Niles, passed away on March 29, 2021 with his family at his side. He struggled for two weeks battling COVID-19. Sadly, the virus was stronger than he was. Gary was born on February 13, 1949 in Niles to the late Richard and Joan (Albaugh) Schrader. He was a lifelong resident of the Niles area. On October 30, 1987 he married the love of his life, Patty True; she survives along with his daughters, Lisa (Jen) Frantz and Cindy Henning. Already missing him are his grandchildren, Cierra Henning, who resided in the home with Gary and Pat, Corbin, Aleaya, Jenna and Zay Frantz, all of Dekalb, Illinois and Penelope True of Dekalb, Illinois. He is also missed deeply by his dog, Abby. Gary had a great love of the outdoors. He loved to fish, hunt and was always active. His greatest love was that for his family. He was completely devoted to them. He retired from Niles Township after thirty years of service, where he was manager of the Public Works Department. In the past three years he worked part-time as a security guard for Roger Lange Investigation and Security. Gary always looked forward to going “up north” and he and Pat enjoyed many trips to the casinos. Gary was always a hard worker and a friend to those in need. The loss of Gary has devastated his family, but his legacy will live on. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles and will conclude with a brief tribute to Gary. In keeping with Gary’s love of the outdoors and his commitment to Niles Township, memorial contributions may be made payable to Niles Township, Community Park, 320 Bell Road, Niles, Michigan 49120.
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Saturday
3
April

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155
Saturday
3
April

Brief Remembrance Service

4:00 pm
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-1155
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