Foster W. Schrader, 83, of Belle Center, passed away late Friday, January 24, 2014 in Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. He was born in Logan County on September 23, 1930, the son of the late Henry Albert and Lydia Regina (Mentzger) Schrader.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Foster Schrader and a brother, Robert Schrader.
On July 3, 1949, he married 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) all of Mesa, AZ, Gary (Christina) Schrader of Oktaha, OK, Theresa (John) Mitchel of Glendale, AZ, Ty (Rebecca) Schrader of Tampa, FL, Shannon (Michael) Hoffman of Hubert, NC and Shawn Schrader of Ridgeway, OH, 18 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, a sister, Joyce (Herb) Mitchel of LaRue, OH, a brother, Allie (Betty) Schrader of Belle Center, and daughter in law, Ginger Booth of Grand Canyon, AZ.
Foster was a 1948 graduate of Belle Center High School and later worked as head custodian where he oversaw 56 schools in Mesa, AZ. 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.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the New Richland Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 28 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 306 N. Elizabeth St., Belle Center. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Richland Baptist Church, 8651 Co. Rd. 39, Belle Center, OH 43310.
Condolences to www.edsfh.com.