July 23, 2013



Margaret Schrad, 92, of Carroll, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at SunnyBrook Assisted Living in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson. Concelebrant will be Father Michael Kellogg. Music will be by Barb McDermott and the Holy Spirit choir. Lector will be Margaret's son Dale Schrad. Gift bearers will be Margaret's daughter and her family: Anne, Warren, Lucy and Molly Woodbury. Casket bearers will be Margaret's grandchildren. Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery in Maple River.

Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. and a Christian wake service by Holy Spirit Parish at 7 p.m. The casket will be moved to Holy Spirit Church at 9 a.m. Thursday when visitation will resume.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be left at the funeral home or the church for the Kuemper Catholic School Foundation.

Online condolences may be left for Margaret's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Margaret Elizabeth was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Carroll, a daughter of William and Anna (Mattes) Siepker. She graduated from St. Angela's Academy. On Oct. 15, 1940, she married Alois G. "Boots" Schrad. Margaret and "Boots" farmed in Carroll County until 1983 when they retired to Fairfield Bay, Ark. Margaret enjoyed visiting with friends and family and playing cards.

Margaret is survived by her children, Judy (Russ) Jeffrey of Bella Vista, Ark., Dick (Pat) Schrad of Knoxville, Iowa, Dale (Paula) Schrad of Cedar Falls, Mary Lynn (Jim) McCarty of Cedar Falls, Bill (Sue) Schrad of Maple River, Tom (Robin) Schrad of Denver, Colo., and Anne (Warren) of Fayetteville, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Collette (Maurice) Potthoff of Carroll and Mary Ann Schlorholtz of Stroudsberg, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband "Boots" on Jan. 10, 2001; and siblings Leona Louis, Lawrence Siepker, Albert Siepker, Eleanor Smith, Leo Seipker, Raymond Siepker and Bill Siepker.