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Richard Buckley "Buck" SCHWADER

Male 1921 - 2000  (79 years)


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  • Name Richard Buckley "Buck" SCHWADER 
    Born 3 Feb 1921  Miner Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Oct 2000  Howard, Miner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Joe's Catholic Cemetery, Howard, Miner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • SSDI:
      Richard B. Schwader
      503-42-0891
      LR: 57349 Howard, Miner, SD
      B: 3 Feb 1921
      D: 25 Oct 2000

      From the Miner County Pioneer, Thursday, November 2, 2000:
      “Richard Schwader:
      Richard (Buck) Schwader, 79, of Howard, died October 25, 2000, at his home after a 25-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Buck was born on February 3, 1921, in rural Miner County to James, Sr., and Meta (Stangohr) Schwader. He grew up on a farm northeast of Howard and spent his entire life farming in the same area. He attended Howard schools, graduating from high school at age 16.
      On January 8, 1951 he was married to Gertrude (Trudy) Winker at St. Agatha’s in Howard. Eight children were born to that union: Richard, Jr., of Madison; Linda of Dallas, Texas, Sally of Eugene, Oregon; Rita of Luverne, Minnesota; Anthony (Tony) of Howard; Marilyn of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Judith of Lyle, Washington; and Carol of Sioux City, Iowa.
      Survivors include his wife and children; eight grandchildren; Nathan Bode and Nicolle (Bode) Christ; Danielle, Kelsey, annd Andrew Schwader; and Alex, Chrissy, and Reece Snyder; two sisters-in-law: Elaine and Mary Ann Schwader; a daughter-in-law, Sandi Poppen (Tony); three sons-in-law: Jerry Snyder (Linda), Michael Bode (Rita), and Brad Keenan (Carol); and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
      He is preceded in death by his parennts, two sisters, June and Grace, and two brothers, Robert and James, Jr.
      Throughout his life, Buck loved to learn. He was an avid reader, and a history and geography buff. That combination of interests developed into an added love of travel, as he explored much of the United States and Canada on yearly camping vacations he took with his family. Among his favorite explorations were Civil War sites and he eventually visited nearly every National park.
      He loved watching sports and playing challenging games of all kinds. Everyone wanted to be on his team when it came to games of mental skill, especially Trivial Pursuit. He religiously watched Jeopardy every night and rarely missed a question. He won Madison’s KJAM radio station’s travia contest, Quiz Biz, so many times that the station eventually had to change the rules and limit winners to once a week.
      When he wasn’t farming, he enjoyed fishing from the many area lakes. Although he always caught a lot of fish, he rarely had quiet moments on those trips, as he often brought along his own family, as well as many nieces and nephews.
      Buck was an active member of the Howard Public School Board while his children were attending school, and was a part of the planning, fundraising, and building of the Howard High School facility which was finished in 1971.
      In 1975, Buck began to show symptoms of Parkinson’s. He was diagnosed with the disease in 1978, and “retired” from farming shortly after. He and Trudy moved from their farm home into Howard in 1984. They have lived there since.
      Buck had a gentle heart and loved his family. He enjoyed visiting with relatives and friends and he rarely missed a chance to socialize. His memory for details and events was renown, and he had an incredible sense of humor. He enjoyed hearing a good story, but even more, was a captivating storyteller. He also enjoyed poetry, and over the years memorized and recited many of his favorites to spellbound listeners.
      Buck and his brothers, Bob and Jim, farmed together their entire lives. During that time they built a strong foundation to Schwader Farms, which is now operated by their sons. Each of the brothers had their talents, and brought those strengths to the operation. Jim was a math and financial wizard; Bob was a marvelous mechanic and builder; and Buck kept track of all the details and oversaw the cattle operation. Together, they built and left a strong legacy for their families.
      A memorial service ws held Saturday, October 28, at St. Agatha Church. Willoughby Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Parkinson’s Foundation, Mother Theresa’s Fund of Association of Retarded Citizens.”
    Person ID I4226  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2015 

    Father James "Jim" Ludwig SCHWADER,   b. 9 Mar 1882, La Crescent, Houston, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1969, Howard, Miner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Meta Maria STANGOHR,   b. 22 Feb 1890, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1972, Howard, Miner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1917  Howard, Miner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gertrude "Trudy" Monica WINKER 
    Children 
     1. Richard Louis SCHWADER
    +2. Linda Carol SCHWADER
     3. Sally JoAnn SCHWADER
    +4. Rita Ellen SCHWADER
    +5. Anthony "Tony" John SCHWADER
     6. Marilyn Jane SCHWADER
     7. Judith Elaine SCHWADER
     8. Carol Ann SCHWADER
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1921 - Miner Co., South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Oct 2000 - Howard, Miner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Joe's Catholic Cemetery, Howard, Miner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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