Cheryl L. Schrader

Cheryl L. Schrader, age 71, of Adams, formerly of Ripon, Wisconsin passed away peacefully Friday, June 12, 2020, at her home.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Ripon. Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon until the time of service. Interment will be at the Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Wisconsin.

An outdoor visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin.

Cheryl was born September 9, 1948, in Ripon, to Gordon and Wilma (Tavs) Zimdars.

She graduated from Ripon High School and earned her master’s degree in Library Science from UW Oshkosh. Cheryl met her husband of 31 years, Robert L. Schrader just as he got his orders from the United States Air Force to ship out to England in 1985. They had gone on a blind date and then corresponded by writing back and forth to each other. Cheryl went to visit him and when she came back, they were engaged. After serving two years in England Bob decided he wanted to retire and come home to marry Cheryl. They were married soon after on December 26, 1987.

Cheryl worked in Peshtigo teaching English for a year before taking a position with the Adams-Friendship School District where she was a Librarian for over 30 years. She loved pickles, olives, and canning her own. Cheryl especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, her dog Candy, and going to watch the trains go by. She was a Sunday School teacher at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Ripon and was a member of the International Crane Foundation.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon & Wilma Zimdars, Sister, Rosemary, and brother, Rodney.

Survivors include her husband Robert, son Bill (Margaret); daughter, Tamra (Paul); grandchildren, James (Brittney), Jasmine, Harley, Steven, Sophia, and Dalton; brother, Dean (Gloria), and sister-in-law Patti.

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  1. Jan Barry says:

    Dean and Gloria, I was so sorry to read about Cheryl. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Ginny Braxler says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Cheryl was such a lovely soul. I have many fond memories of our time together as teachers at AFHS. She’ll always be remembered for the wonderful and unique person we knew and loved. My sympathy to you and your family, Bob.

  3. Dan & Donna DeFosse, Sr. says:

    So so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. She was a kind and caring person and always thought of others first. She will be missed. Our sympathies to the family. Heaven has gained an Angel.

  4. Cindy Babcock says:

    My sympathy to the family. God bless

  5. Pat Paulson says:

    I want to send my condolences to Cheryl’s family. I taught English at Adams-Friendship High School through 1987. Cheryl was dedicated and taught us all how to start using the new technology all those years ago. She was appreciated.

  6. Connie Wilsnack says:

    My sympathy Bob and Dean. I loved visiting you when I worked up in Adams Friendship for Extension or fair judging. Yes Candy talked about the most, was always the favorite, but all dogs were treated royally in your house. They were children. But Bob, I thought it was Gordon and Lois, was Lois a middle name? Honestly, I never heard Wilma.

  7. Bob and Janis Cada says:

    Prayers and comfort to her family. We are sorry for your loss 💕

  8. Denise Schmidt says:

    Cheryl made going to the library enjoyable!!! Sympathy to the family!!!

  9. Shawna Gruber says:

    Sorry for your loss

  10. Linda Waldo says:

    I took her class Library Science and worked with her in the Library. My sympathy to the family.

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  12. Samantha Springer(Tolley) says:

    Hugs and prayers to the family. I spent all of my study halls in the library with miss z helping her out. Wonderful lady!

  13. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our sympathy to Bob and family. Cheryl was a good neighbor to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  14. Jodi Lecy Helgeson says:

    I worked as a student with Cheryl in the library at Adams Friendship High School during the mid 1970’s. My sympathy to the family