Jean Schad

Jean Lynn Schad, 64, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Dec. 31 at St. Agnes Hospital due to COVID.

Jean was born Jan. 31, 1957 in Chilton, the daughter of the late Joseph and Joyce (Beineman) Schad. She graduated from New Holstein High School in 1975. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.

Jean was currently employed part time at Kwik Trip and as an in-home caretaker for the elderly. She had so many special bonds made with her elderly clients and thoroughly loved helping them daily. Jean also felt a deep calling to help out with the greater need for foster care. She opened her home for over the past six years to foster children and was in the process of adopting two children.

Those who knew Jean well knew one of her biggest loves and passions in life was quilting. If you were related to Jean or if you were a close friend, then you more than likely have a beautiful handmade quilt from her. Any and almost all spare time was spent working on her long arm making a new quilt.

Jean is survived by her three daughters, Dannelle (Todd) Jacobs, Nicole (Dan) Abramovich and Katie (Heath) Budzis; five grandchildren, Ivan, Nickolas, Emma, Hailie and Nora; Frank D’Imperio and her friend Jim; siblings Joe (Linda) Schad, Jan (fiancé Pete) Geiser, Jerome Schad and Jerilyn Schad; multiple special close friends; and her beloved pets, Boo and Bella.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents.

Jean’s family will receive relatives and friends for visitation on Monday, Jan. 10 from 4 to 5:45 p.m. at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St. in Fond du Lac. A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Ledgeview Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to Broken Bread: Food Pantry-Fond du Lac or Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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