Albert Joseph Schad, 87, of New Holstein died Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2019, surrounded by his family at the Homestead Care Center, New Holstein, where he resided for a short time.
He was born July 24, 1931 in School Hill, son of the late Alois and Rose (Binversie) Schad. He attended Holy Trinity School in School Hill and Holy Rosary School in New Holstein. On Oct. 5, 1954 he married Joan Quackenboss (sister of brother-in law Allen) at St. Cloud Catholic Church in St. Cloud. The couple resided in New Holstein since 1954.
Albert worked at Leverenz Shoe Company for 26 years and also for the New Holstein School District for 16 years as a custodian/painter. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church since 1941 and a member of the Holy Name Society. Albert enjoyed games of sheepshead, gardening, and sharing his harvests, especially his famous sauerkraut, horseradish, and hickory nuts.
Survivors include his wife Joan of 64 years; his three sons, Mark (and special friend Kelly) of New Holstein, Michael of Summerville, South Carolina, and Patrick of Grafton; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Shayne) Niemira of Summerivlle, Andrew Schad of Columbia, South Carolina, Olivia Schad of Columbia, Jackson Schad of Summerville, Madeleine Schad of La Crosse, Abigail Schad of Grafton, and Helena Schad of Grafton; and one great-grandchild, Ruby Niemira of Summerville. He is further survived by his sister Judy Thuecks of New Holstein; his brother, Robert Schad of Chilton; sisters-in-law Liz Quackenboss of St. Cloud and Dorothy Schad of Kiel; and one brother-in-law, Francis Quackenboss of Fond du lac.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alois and Rose Schad; his twin sister, Catherine “Katie” (Allen) Quackenboss; other brothers and sisters, Joseph (Joyce) Schad, Loretta (Bill) Schuler, Sally (Russell) Lutzke, Dottie (Roman) Wiskerchen, Marion (Laverne) Rach, and Leroy Schad; sisters-in-law Esther Schad, Esther (Alvin) Selk, and Peggy Quackenboss; and brothers-in-law Roman Thuecks, Roman Quackenboss, and Allen (Katie) Quackenboss.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1724 Madison St., New Holstein. The Rev. Harry Berryman will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.
Family and friends may visit with the family at Sippel Funeral Home, 2618 Altona Ave., New Holstein on Thursday June 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitation also will be at the funeral home on Friday June 14 from 9 to 10 a.m.
A memorial fund will be established in Albert’s name for the Calumet County Home Healthcare and Hospice Care.
The family would like to thank all the family members and friends who visited and helped Albert during his illness. They would further like to thank the care givers with the Calumet County Home Healthcare and Hospice Care for their care and compassion given to Albert.