Stewart W. Shrader of Delta died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Community Living Center in Grand Junction. He was 90.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. at Delta IOOF Lodge. Military honors will be provided by VFW Lee Marts Post #3571. A luncheon will be provided by the VFW Auxiliary.
Mr. Shrader was born May 31, 1921, in Champion, Neb., to Glen and Rosella (Bergsten) Shrader. He grew up during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. He and his family moved to Delta County in 1937.
Prior to World War II he worked in the CCC unit out of Montrose. He worked on the irrigation project in the Olathe and California Mesa areas that followed the opening of the Gunnison Tunnel. He was inducted into the Army in August 1944. His service included helping clean up the Philippines and Okinawa. He also served in Korea during its occupation.
Mr. Shrader married Lucie Ankenman on April 4, 1948, in Delta. They celebrated 63 years of marriage. She survives.
He worked at a sawmill in Orofino, Idaho, for 20 years. He owned a laundry in Delta in the 1970s.
Mr. Shrader is survived by his wife, Lucie Shrader of Delta; a son and his wife, Nelson and Sally Shrader of Cedaredge; three daughters, Loy Michling of Orofino, Idaho, Barbara O'Neill and her husband Chuck of Montrose, and Roberta Bruhn and her husband Keith of Silt; a sister, Roberta Latta of Delta; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jess Michling; three brothers; and two sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Lee Marts Post #3571, 821 1525 Road, Delta, CO 81416.
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