Foster W. Schrader, 83, of Belle Center, passed away late Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine.
He was born in Logan County on Sept. 23, 1930, a son of the late Henry Albert and Lydia Regina Mentzger Schrader. He also was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Foster Schrader; and a brother, Robert Schrader.
On July 3, 1949, he married the former Vivian Baughman in New Richland Baptist Church, Belle Center, and she survives along with their son, Stanley Albert Schrader of Belle Center; seven grandchildren, Chelle (Rob) Price and Erin (Virgil), both of Mesa, Ariz., Gary (Christina) Schrader of Oktaha, Okla., Theresa (John) Mitchel of Glendale, Ariz., Ty (Rebecca) Schrader of Tampa, Fla., Shannon (Michael) Hoffman of Hubert, N.C., and Shawn Schrader of Ridgeway; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce (Herb) Mitchel of LaRue; a brother, Allie (Betty) Schrader of Belle Center; and a daughter-in-law, Ginger Booth of Grand Canyon, Ariz.
A 1948 graduate of Belle Center High School, he later worked as head custodian, where he oversaw 56 schools in Mesa, Ariz. In 2002, he moved back to Belle Center from Arizona, where he went to work for D.A.B. in Bellefontaine.
His first love was horses ever since he was a child. He loved to play all stringed instruments and enjoyed country and church gospel music.
He attended New Richland Baptist Church and belonged to the Rush Creek Sportsmen’s Club. He also enjoyed woodworking.
Pastor Steve Smith officiates a funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the New Richland Baptist Church, with visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 306 N. Elizabeth St., Belle Center. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Richland Baptist Church, 8651 County Road 39, Belle Center 43310.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.