Donald Schrader


February 12, 1933 - August 18, 2021


Donald J. Schrader, 88, of Mitchell, SD, died Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Avantara Watertown in Watertown, SD. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, September 4, at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell, SD. Burial will be at Emery Community Cemetery in Emery. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Donald J. Schrader was born February 12, 1933 to Leonard and Edith (Meinerts) Schrader in Emery, SD. Donald grew up near Emery on the family farm. He attended country grade schools Taylor #4 and #5 and graduated from the 8th grade. He accepted Christ, was baptized, and became a member of First Baptist Church of Emery in 1943.

Donald was united in marriage to Jane Hofer on May 11, 1956 in Emery, and to this union they had four children.

Donald and Jane farmed southwest of Emery until 1990 when they moved to Mitchell. He loved gardening, walking the neighborhood, and talking to people.

Donald is survived by his wife, Jane; sons, Eugene Schrader of Sioux Falls, Vernon (Dawn) Schrader of Fort Gibson, OK, and David (Kristi) Schrader of Broken Arrow, OK; daughter, Norma (Brad) Arend of Summit, SD; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother, Milton (Lovella) Schrader of Alexandria; and sister, Evelyn Voss of Benbrook, TX.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Marilyn Schrader, parents, Leonard and Edith (who died of cancer when he was 6), and stepmother Erna Schrader.



None Scheduled


Saturday, September 4, 2021
1:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, SD

Posted by Evelyn Voss and family on September 4, 2021
Praying for you for during this difficult time of loss, that God will comfort you all.
Matt 5:4
Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.
Posted by Steve and Marjorie Sievers on September 2, 2021
Sympathy to you and your families.
Posted by Arleen (Winkel)Roth on September 2, 2021
Sympathies to Jane and family
Posted by Dawn & Vern Schrader Family on August 24, 2021
Lots of memories. Glad Dad is with Erna, Edith, and Leonard. Rest in Peace. Love Dawn, Vern, Matt, Bree, Steven, and Jacoby..
Posted by Linda Morehead on August 20, 2021
My deepest sympathy to my friend Jane and her family upon the loss of Donald .He was a very nice man who always took time to say hello when seeing you .Your family is in my thoughts and prayers !
Posted by Milton & Lovella Schrader on August 20, 2021

There are so many memories of brother Don as we were growing up together on our father's farm. Yes, we miss him, but we’ll be together again when it’s our turn. Praying for his family, who misses him.
Posted by Brian and Deb Oftedahl on August 19, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Sympathy and prayers for your family. Always enjoyed visiting with Don.
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