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Myrtle Schad obituary

Myrtle Margaret Knaup-Funk-Schad, age 95, passed away peacefully Friday,  Jan. 6 at her Florida home surrounded by her loving family. Myrtle was born Feb 21, 1927, to Frederick William and Frances Orinda (Baker) Knaup in Hyde Park Township, Minn. She graduated from Lincoln High School, Lake City, Minn. in 1944 and was homecoming queen.
She married Milton H. Funk at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake City Oct. 30, 1946. They made their home and raised their four children in Hammond, Minn. where they owned a hardware store/gas station.  
After Milton’s tragic passing (6/11/57) from leukemia at age 33, she later married Edward Schad Nov. 14, 1959. They moved to a farm near Rochester, Minn. where they raised their 13 children.
Myrtle retired in 1992 after 17 years as secretary from Guest House in Rochester and moved to Florida to be close to her Florida family.
Her greatest joy was sharing special moments with her children and many grandchildren and spoiling everyone with her indulgent baked goods.
She is survived by five daughters, Marcia (George) Schmidt, Melia Schad and Jodeen Donovan of Florida, Rosanne (Mike) Mader of Illinois and Veronica (Tom) Kalmes of Minnesota; and five sons, Craig (Christine) Funk of Illinois, Kevin (Barb) Funk of Minnesota, Mark (Donna) Schad of Florida, and Blaine & Brent Schad of Minnesota. She will be forever missed by her 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Milton (6/11/57) and Edward (6/9/97) and sons Randy Funk (10/23/04), Steve (2/13/12) and Richard Schad (6/29/15).
A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. David Catholic Church Davie, Fla. on Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. with visitation at Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home Thursday, Jan. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will also be at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church Lake City, Minn. Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. with visitation at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in her memory to American Cancer Society
Arrangements by Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel.  Guest register may be signed at

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