Earl Schrader - November 23, 2009Earl Troester Schrader, 79, of York, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at York.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, York. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Hampton.
Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.metzmortuary.com.
He was born April 14, 1930 in Hamilton to Raymond and Clara (Troester) Schrader. He graduated from Concordia High School in Seward, then attended Concordia University before transferring to Wayne State College. He was drafted into military duty and served in Okinawa for 18 months during the Korean War. While serving in the Army he was reassigned to a special unit of the 20th Air Force where he served as operations NCO for the 467th SAHCC Company.
On Jan. 23, 1955 he married Doris M. Beringer of Octavia at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Hampton. They lived in Hampton where they farmed and raised cattle for 15 years before moving to York in 1980. In 1968, he began a career in agricultural banking that would span 40 years. Starting at Farmers & Traders Bank in Waco and moving in 1980 to York State Bank in York. He retired in 1997 as president and vice chairman of the Board of Directors for York State Bank.
He belonged to the Hampton Fire Department, serving five years as assistant fire chief. He was a life member of the VFW and American Legion, Post 19. He served as adjutant for Hampton Post 141. He served on the finance committee and was treasurer of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife Doris of York; son, Tom Schrader and grandson Ryan of Sutton and granddaughter Shelley of Lincoln; son Kent (Catherine) Schrader and grandchildren Hannah Schrader and Cailyn and Madelyn Dempsey of Pensacola, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Francis (Sharon) Beringer of Omaha and Lavern (Elaine) Beringer of Octavia; sisters-in-law, Ann Ropp of Omaha, Evelyn (Merlyn) Davis of Scottsbluff, Irene (Joseph) Cattani of Timberlake, Ohio, Marietta (Wilfred) Medinger of Henderson, Barbara (Louis) Brecka of Octavia and other relatives.