Beverly R. Schrader, 1930-2017

Beverly R. Schrader, 86, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 2:14 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Brentwood at LaPorte.

Beverly was born on September 22, 1930 in South Bend to Claude Leo and Gladys Marie (O’Connor) Brooks, and had been a lifelong area resident.

She had been employed with the University of Notre Dame in the Telecommunications Department for 20 years. Beverly was also a self-employed Master Cosmetologist for over 20 years and worked at “Vivians” on Main Street in South Bend for 5 years. During her retirement, she had worked at Kaniewski Funeral Home and volunteered at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame.

On August 27, 1949, in South Bend, she married Donald Earl Schrader who preceded her in death on January 3, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her son David Earl Schrader; four sisters, Frances Hartz, Marcella “Pat” Martens, Rosemary Brooks and Betty Brooks; three brothers, Thomas Brooks, George Everett Brooks, and Donald Dean Brooks; and her sister-in-law Lois Schrader and 2 brothers-in-law, Robert Schrader and Gilbert Martens. Beverly is survived by three daughters, Susan Schrader Brasseur of New Carlisle, Indiana, Catherine (Craig) Lindgren of New Carlisle, Indiana, and Carol Ann (Tom) Warnock of Cadillac, Michigan, eleven grandchildren Michelle (Brian) Goebel, Douglas Brasseur (Molly), BethAnne (Dale) Howard, Katie Brasseur, Crystal Snyder, Jacob Lindgren (Kayla Richie), Anne Marie Catherine Lindgren, Beverly Warnock, Drake Warnock (Amanda MacKenzie), Deanna (Matthew) Humphrey, and Christopher (Katie) Warnock); and seventeen great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Services took place on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST, at the New Carlisle United Methodist Church, 300 E Compton Street, New Carlisle, Indiana. Visitation was held one hour prior to the services. Burial followed in New Carlisle Cemetery. After the burial, a luncheon was held at the New Carlisle United Methodist Church in which family, friends and the community were invited.

Beverly was a 1949 graduate of Adams High School, where she was one of several soloists. She was a beautiful singer and sang for weddings. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church Choir and sang with the Sweet Adeline’s. She was a member of the New Carlisle United Methodist Church, New Carlisle Lion’s Club, Daughters of the Revolution, and a 50 year member of the Eastern Star. She was a former member of the Zion United Church of Christ in South Bend.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the New Carlisle United Methodist Church, and the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240. To send online condolences, please visit

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