Robert C. “Bob” Schad, 91, of Chilton died Aug. 20, 2020 at West Haven in Brillion.
He was born April 7, 1929 in the town of Meeme in Manitowoc County, the son of the late Alois and Rose (Binversie) Schad. He attended school in School Hill and New Holstein. On May 24, 1950 he married Esther Schaefer at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marytown. He was a member of Good Shepherd Parish in Chilton.
Robert was employed as a welding jig builder at Arps Corp., now Amerequip, in New Holstein for almost 40 years, retiring in 1990. He was an avid Packer, Badger, and Cubs fan, and enjoyed watching all football games. Bob also enjoyed many hours of fishing with his family, going to Canada a few times, and had great pleasure going to northern Wisconsin with his family. Bob and Esther traveled throughout the world in their earlier years. Bob loved polka music and he and Esther enjoyed going to dances every Sunday. He enjoyed playing cards with a few different card clubs, especially sheepshead and skat.
Robert is survived by one son, Andrew (Terry) Schad of Amery; four daughters, Carol (Jeff) LaPoint of Appleton, Beverly (Terry) Hackbarth of Chilton, Darlene (Bill) Hostettler of Chilton, and Patricia Zastrow of Sherwood; 12 grandchildren, Nicole (Dan) Gullickson, Aaron Schad, Kim Schilling, Kayla Schad, Tina Karls, April Coffey, Amy Breckheimer, Kari (Matt Filteau) Hackbarth, Kyle (Amanda) Hackbarth, Jamie Hackbarth (fiance Nathan), Tony (Emily), and Haley Zastrow; 15 great-grandchildren, Treanna, Alexis, Kaylen Breckheimer, Reid (Nichole) Schad, Hayden and Madison Schilling, Nathan, Elizabeth, and Abigail Gullickson, Megan and Natalie Coffey, Lilah, Eli, William Hackbarth, and Mabel Filteau; a sister, Judy Thuecks; sisters-in-law Erma Ramminger, Dorothy Schad, Joan Schad, and Liz Quackenboss; and many cousins and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Esther, in September 2014; his parents, Alois and Rose Schad; one grandson, Patrick Breckheimer; three brothers, Joseph (Joyce) Schad, Albert Schad, and Leroy Schad; five sisters, Loretta (Bill) Schuler, Sally (Russel) Lutzke, Dottie (Romy) Wiskerchen, Marion (Lavern) Rach, and Katie (Allen) Quackenboss; one brother-in-law, Romy Thuecks; in-laws Erwin (Sally) Schaefer, Edwin (Josie) Schaefer, Gilbert (Virginia) Schaefer, Wilfred (Ann) Schafer, Frank (Helen) Schad, and Ambrose Ramminger.
Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 at Wieting Family Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St. in Chilton, and again at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29. Vigil prayers will take place at the funeral home following Friday night’s visitation. A burial service will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery on North Madison Street in Chilton.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in the name of Robert C. Schad.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Brillion West Haven Assisted Living for their excellent care.