Timothy Dean Schrader, age 74 years of Niles, Michigan died peacefully at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Wellbrooke of South Bend, Indiana following a brief illness.
He was born on December 7, 1942 in Niles to Theodore D. and June Clara (Keck) Schrader. He was graduated from Niles High School, and earned Bachelors, Masters, and Specialist degrees in Music Education from Michigan State University in East Lansing. He taught instrumental music in the Niles Community Schools for his entire career, and has lived in Niles all of his life.
Tim was a member of the First Baptist Church of Niles where he served on the worship team. He was a member of the local and state teachers associations, and of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. In addition to band directing, he also played the saxophone and directed choirs, including the Youth for Christ at Winona Lake, Indiana. He enjoyed hunting and fishing around Niles, and summers with his family at Drummond Island, Michigan.
Surviving family includes his siblings, Lila (& Richard) Coates of Huntington Beach, California, T. David (& Phyllis) Schrader of Niles, and Karen (& Steve) Parker of Smyrna, Tennessee; nieces and nephews Claudia (& John) Herrara, Jennifer Coates, Julia Coates, Richard (& Cherri) Coates, Ted (& Lindsey) Schrader, Talli (& Carmelo) Pratico, Trisha Schrader, and Angela (& Zack) Davis; and their children Katie, Ellie, Lila, Richie, Keaton, Clayton, Bella, Makenna, Megan, and Asher; and a wonderful circle of friends and former students.
The funeral service for Tim Schrader will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Niles with Pastor Jim Wing officiating. Committal services will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home in Niles. Contributions in memory of Tim may be made to the First Baptist Church, or to Gideon’s International.
First Baptist Church
1446 East Main Street, Niles MI 49120
P.O. Box 97251, Washington DC DC 200907251