OSTRANDER - John L. Schrader Jr., 70 of Ostrander passed away unexpectedly Tuesday.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1943, in Columbus to the late John and Garnet (Figlestahler) Schrader. A US Army veteran as a Hawk missile crewman for 18 years he worked as a sheet metal journeyman with Local No 24/198 with Julian Speer Co. He then worked as a building HVAC inspector for the City of Columbus, retiring as a corrections officer with the Delaware County Sheriff office. John also served as a reserve police officer with the Columbus Police Department.
An avid outdoors-man, hunter, and fisherman, John always looked forward to the next adventure. He was a member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, and Safari Club International. His adventures included hunting expeditions far and wide, his trip to South Africa being his favorite. Over the years he collected numerous trophies, he also raised exotic animals.
John would take in and nurture anyone or animal in need. Although determined and strong willed, he was generous to all. Hard working and one who could fix anything, he was often found piddling in his shop or tending to his yard.
Happiest on a hunting adventure, he also loved fishing in Canada or spending time at his cabin in Jackson. He was always interested and involved in the activities of his family; they were always his first concern and whom he dearly loved.
Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 31 years Lorena (Pool), children Larry (Anita) Schrader of Lewis Center, John (Mindi) Schrader III of Columbus, Michelle (Zach) Miller of Ostrander, 6 grandchildren Katie, Nick, Matthew, John, Isaac, Elle, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Saturday from noon until 2 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware where services will follow at 2 p.m. with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Assoc. or the American
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com