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Carl William "Bill" Schrade

March 14, 1937 — November 14, 2018

Carl William "Bill" Schrade passed away somewhat unexpectedly Wednesday, November 14, in Pocatello, Idaho at the age of 81 from complications of cardiovascular disease.

He is survived by, his wife Anita, their children Jeff (Stafford, Virginia), Lois Murphy (Idaho Falls, Idaho), Chris (Pocatello, Idaho) and Jon (Pleasant Grove, Utah), as well as his older brother Charles Schrade (San Antonio, Texas), and 17 grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Carl Albert Schrade and Lois Alma (Beard) Schrade.

Every summer during his teenage years he took a bus from San Antonio, Texas, to Kanab, Utah, to work for his Uncle and Aunt, Peaches and Donna Beard, at what was then Peaches' Trails End Cafe. He and his cousin Lois Marie (Beard) Webb became like brother and sister.

He was a 1955 graduate of South San High School in Texas where he was an all-district football player, an outstanding track star, placing third in the state finals of the broad jump, a member of the National Honor Society, and president of the Student Council. He later went on to play football at Howard Payne College and San Angelo College before heading back to Kanab and landing a job building the Glen Canyon Dam. It was there he met the love of his life, Anita Lundblade, who became his wife on December 27, 1958. The couple would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this December.

Bill's hard work and dogged determination led him into the sales industry, selling sheet rock and building supplies in Salt Lake City and later Boise, Idaho. In 1967 he was recruited to the Bay Area of California and later Southern California where he sold Komatsu road building machines.

In 1971 he was hired to sell Caterpillar equipment in Eastern Oregon. The family felt like they'd arrived in heaven when they moved to a small ranch just south of John Day, Oregon.

While In Oregon he was president of the Lions Club in John Day and helped establish a little league baseball program. It was also there that he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In 1977 his company advanced him and moved him back to Idaho where the family lived in Emmett as he worked in Boise. He was advanced again in 1981 and took the family to Pocatello where he became the Eastern Area Sales Manager for Western States Caterpillar. After retiring he enjoyed traveling to Iceland, Mexico and Alaska, and doting on all of his grandchildren.

Bill was proud Texan and flew the Texas flag for every Texas holiday. He loved watching football while eating popcorn with lemon juice on top. He loved his family and took watchful care of his neighbors serving them as best he could. He had deep appreciation for his friends and learned to love his Heavenly Father and Savior, and would often discuss the power of prayer.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Fahim Rahim, Dr. Sharla Clark and Dr. Janet Otto, as well as the staff at the Pocatello Regional Medical Center for the wonderful care they provided.

A funeral service will be held in his honor on Saturday, November 24th at 11:00 AM at the Highland 4th Ward LDS Chapel, 2300 Butte Street in Pocatello. A Viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23rd, 2018 at Wilks Funeral Home 211 W. Chubbuck Road in Chubbuck.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

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