Monday, June 3rd, 2013
William M. "Bill" Schaadt, 72, Chattanooga, passed away from cancer June 1, 2013, at his home.
He was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Mercer County, to Victor and Luella Affolder Schaadt. He married Judy Ousley on Sept. 23, 1964, in Berne, Ind., and she is deceased. He later married LaDonna McCullough Case on April 23, 1977, who survives.
Other survivors include his daughter, Tracy (David) O'Dell of Columbus, Ind.; a step-son, Eric (Sunni) Case of Eaton, Ind.; brothers, Ralph (Ginny) Schaadt of Bluffton, John (Cathy) Schaadt of Decatur; six grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Also preceding him in death are his in-laws, James and Ella McCullough.
He retired from International Harvester in 2000, and worked for Berne Furniture an additional seven years. He also served in the National Guard, and enjoyed farming throughout his life. He was baptized in the Bethel Brethren Church in Berne and attended The Bridge Church in Decatur, Ind. He enjoyed woodworking, and collecting "Case" and "Purina" pocket knives.
Graveside services for family and friends are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the MRE Cemetery in Berne, the Rev. Mo Hodge officiating.
In lieu of flowers or memorials, please take a friend or family member to lunch and enjoy the day the Lord has given you.
Condolences may be sent to yagerkirchhofer.com.
Arrangements by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.