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Leroy William Schaad

October 20, 1925 — April 19, 2020

Leroy W. Schaad, 94, of Callaway, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Callaway District Hospital.

Leroy William Schaad was born to Fredrick and Mary (Runkey) Schaad on October 20, 1925, on Cliff Table west of Merna. Leroy grew up on the family farm west of Merna and attended Fairview Country School and graduated from Merna High School with the class of 1943.  He was inducted into the United States Army in May of 1945, and after basic training in Texas was shipped to Japan.  When he returned from the Army he farmed with his father.

On August 26, 1951 he married Leola May at the Callaway EUB Church and they resided five miles south of Callaway. Two children were blessed to this union: Sharon Louise and William Robert. 

Leroy started working for the county in 1964 and spent the next thirty five years in the Assessor’s office. In 1993, he was elected as president of the Nebraska Assessor’s Association. He was also a member of the International Association of Assessing officers for over thirty five years.  He attended five International Conferences by representing the Nebraska Association in the United States and Canada. 

Leroy was a member of the Callaway United Methodist Church for over sixty five years. He was a Sunday School Teacher for the Builders class for many years and served on many church committees.  He helped with the Men’s breakfast for many years and was Lay Delegate to the Nebraska Annual Conference.  He enjoyed traveling to other states on Lay Witness Missions.  He loved his Lord and accepted him at an early age. 

He was a permanent life member of the National Rifle Association. Life member of Disabled American Veterans and of the American Legion where was commander and adjutant for many years.  Leroy enjoyed going with the Custer County Veterans on the WWII Hero Flight to Washington D.C. in 2007. 

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Leola of Callaway; a son, William (Janet) Schaad of Callaway, a daughter, Sharon (Michael) Whitehead of Richmond, Virginia; a sister, Margaret Burton of Kearney; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Leroy was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Deanna at birth; two brothers, Elwin and Leland Schaad; three sisters, Lucille Minnick, Flora Schaad and Alice Schaad.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. at the Callaway United Methodist Church. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we will adhere to the limitation of 10 or less at public gatherings.

Graveside service with Military Honors will be on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Callaway United Methodist Church with Pastor Shanon Williams, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Callaway Bryson-Booker Post 59.

Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

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Callaway United Methodist Church

, Callaway, NE 68825

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